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Mark Keresman

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In 1980s New York City, the late, great Microscopic Septet were the greatest, swinging-est, coolest, hottest avant-anachronistic combo that ever was, only darn few outsi…
Though fellows like Krupa, Rich, Roach, Blakey, and Haynes generally get all the props when it comes to jazz drumming, there IS one fellow that hugged the background for…
Brad Mehldau is a modern master of the piano, an eclectic and very creative musician in mainstream clothing, at home with jazz standards as well as songs by the Beatles …
Guitarist/singer Jimmy Thackery is known to aficionados of contemporary electric blues as a former member of the legendary DC proto-blue-wavers the Nighthawks, but for t…
In recent years, there seems to be a greater "above-ground," i.e., not limited to die-hard fans and collectors, awareness and appreciation of "roots music." It includes …
Saxophonist/composer Jason Rigby is a relative rarity amongst youthful jazz players (sometimes referred to as "Young Lions" or in the words of the late Steve Lacy, "rebo…
While she's got a ways to go before Legendhood, pianist Ms. Helen Sung (Houston by birth, NYC-area based) is up on the scoreboard (if a scoreboard there be) as a mature …
Terry Day is one of those "marginal figures" in the world of modern music, one of those intrepid souls who make music with little or no regard to fame, …
Groups and bands are one thing, but Mushroom is more of a concept --like the Golden Palominos and Material, there’s a consistent core of a few musicians but an …
Once upon a time, music was not only listened to for pleasure, but to find out (in the words of Saint Marvin) "what’s goin’ on." Whether you think about minstrels in med…