David Seymour

David Seymour

Up and At 'Em: Early Victor Electric Hot Dance Bands 1925 - 1927 documents the early jazz era, that seminal time when jazz was becoming America's official "pop mu…
Benny Goodman (b. 1909 Chicago, d. 1986 New York) was born into a large, poor, Russian-Jewish family in Chicago. His remarkable skills as a musician and band-lead…
Proof that Music is a Universal LanguageMany jazz saxophonists have incorporated elements of African music, with widely varied success. David Rogers, howev…
Ladysmith Black Mambazo Creates Classics for every Continent Yes, you've heard of them (even if you don’t own any of their 40+ albums). Remember Paul Simon's <…
Eric Roberts Summons Music from a Silent Place Eric Roberts describes his music as "jazzy, non-commercial new age." Technically, these origin…
Mitchell Froom Brings It All Back HomeA Thousand Days is a line from a Louie Pérez poem and the title of Mitchell Froom's third solo release. Froom …
The first thing every critic says about Hendrik Meurkens is that he's the world's second best jazz harmonica player (referring to Toots Thielemans as number one, of cour…
"Afro Nordic Soul Jazz" Not As Foreign As You'd ThinkJourney of the Sledge Dog and the Camel is a witty title for a Danish sextet performing African…
Howard Leshaw's Essential "Rebirth" of the CoolShadow Song contains inspired jazz, through and through. Each crack composition is an integral part o…
Rawls and the Rays prove the Blues knows No BoundariesThe first things you hear on No Boundaries are overdriven electric guitar l…
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