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Michael Arens

Michael Arens

29.01.2011

Leon Ware

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
Oh Wonderful Internet! Before the World Wide Web was at our fingertips, I wonder what journalists all around the world had to go through to research certain subjects, issues, people. You had to perform real detective-work for your little bit of salary. Libraries, archives and memories of fellow friends and colleagues had to be contacted; a tremendous amount of work was accomplished being a P.I. And today? Punching in Leon Ware’s name in your preferred search-engine opens up a ton of information, …
29.01.2011

Ola Onabule

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
Ola Onabule’s new album on his own Rugged Ram Record Label is the fifth in a series of highly critically acclaimed masterpieces within their own universe of Soul, Jazz, Funk, Afro and Dancefloor, even hints of Blues.

In over a decade as a musician, Ola, descending from Nigeria, and considering London his home, blended the aforementioned into something unique, something real and something you can LISTEN to! Get this: Ola Onabule didn’t only release his albums on his own label; he produced and …

29.01.2011

Josh Workman

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
The one thing that seems to be the missing link between jazz and entertainment is the one thing Josh Workman uses as a tool to melt contemporary jazz, rockabilly, blues, rock and pop into something new-- something vital and vibrant: It’s fun.

"Jumpin’ at the Border," (Tetrachord Music) gives it all away and spits out a promise that guitar virtuoso Workman keeps gracefully. Although in the business for more than 25 years, "Jumpin’ at the Border" is Workman’s debut CD. The 16 tracks offer more …