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The Jazz River — The Dark Magic of the Duende

In the over 2 years since The Jazz River launched, we’ve taken 131 different trips along it, with dozens of thematic shows, some of which you may have missed or…

The Jazz River — Voodoo Children

From Miles Davis to Ernie Isley, from George Clinton, from Robin Trower, from Lenny Kravitz to Stevie Ray Vaughan, from Cassandra Wilson or Emmylou Harris, Hendrix’s influence is incredibly wide,…

The Jazz River — It's a Flute Thing

I’ve done loads of shows about various regions of the world, artists, producers, and even record labels who all deserve to be better known. But this is my first attempt…

The Jazz River — Horace Tapscott, The Griot of South Central

"Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects." – Dalai Lama A Griot is a revered member…

The Jazz River — The Black Indians of New Orleans

They’re known as Mardi Gras Indians but they have always been Black Indians or just the Indians. They are as old as New Orleans, born out of Maroon communities that…

The Jazz River - Still Searching

I know you’ve heard all the hype, and some believe it. Valentine’s Day is little more than an invention of the Hallmark Card company and flower and candy stores, the…

The Jazz River Gets Funky

Except funky is not quite so simple. Early European word origins from France, Flemish, and Old English have it linked to an aroma. There is even a reference in Shakespeare’s…

The Jazz River — Wakanda Forever

A personal story and a look behind the curtain: I organize my shows by using iTunes. I have a very large personal collection and iTunes is a very useful tool…

The Jazz River — Charlie Haden, A Bass for All Seasons Part 2

Bassist Charlie Haden said, "...I want to be around people who are really deep human beings that care about art and creativity. That’s why I really love jazz musicians because…

The Jazz River — My Favorite Things

Hearing John Coltrane take off like a rocket Or Cannonball Adderley deep in the pocket Hot NOLA funk that the Meters can bring These are a few of my favorite…

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