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Joe Diorio: Exquisite Guitar

Joe Diorio: Exquisite Guitar

Joe Diorio is a jazz guitarist whose name may be unknown to you. I first came across Diorio on two Sonny Stitt albums from 1963—Move on Over and My Main Man. Diorio added so much taste on those dates that I began collecting his work. One of his finest solo guitar albums is To Jobim With ...

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StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Rene Marie gets "Evil" like Eartha Kitt

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Rene Marie gets "Evil" like Eartha Kitt

Today, let's spend some video time with singer Rene Marie, who's coming to St. Louis to perform Wednesday, March 4 through Saturday, March 7 at Jazz at the Bistro. A Virginia native who will turn 60 in November, Rene Marie was something of a late bloomer, not beginning her professional singing career until she was past ...

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Seven Rare Soul Videos

I'm a big fan of '60s sweet soul, so when I was on YouTube over the weekend, I shopped around for rare clips of favorite songs and came up with seven to share with you... In 1982, singer Denise Williams had a huge hit with It's Gonna Take a Miracle that went to #1 on Billboard's ...

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StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: The return of Jeff Lorber Fusion

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: The return of Jeff Lorber Fusion

Today, let's check out some video clips previewing next week's performances by keyboardist Jeff Lorber, who will be playing Wednesday, February 18 through Saturday, February 21 at Jazz at the Bistro. Officially billed as Jeff Lorber Fusion featuring Jimmy Haslip and Eric Marienthal, this will be the group's second time at the Bistro after having played ...

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StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Getting to know cellist Okkyung Lee

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Getting to know cellist Okkyung Lee

Today, our video spotlight falls on cellist and composer Okkyung Lee, who will be making her St. Louis debut in a New Music Circle concert on Saturday, February 21 at Joe's Cafe, 6014 Kingsbury Ave. Lee, who's originally from Korea, came to the United States in 2000 and settled in NYC, where she has collaborated on ...

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Mary Osborne: Phantom Guitarist

Mary Osborne: Phantom Guitarist

Despite the vast re-issue market both here and abroad, some jazz artists, sadly, continue to be overlooked. One of those is guitarist Mary Osborne. Despite appearing on 40 known jazz sessions and leading 10 dates, only a clutch of her sides is in print at iTunes and just a few at Spotify. Osborne led record dates ...

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StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on Kenny Barron

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on Kenny Barron

Today, let's take a look at some video clips featuring pianist Kenny Barron, who will be performing with vibraphonist Stefon Harris starting next Wednesday, February 4 through Saturday, February 7 at Jazz at the Bistro. This will be his first time playing at the Bistro since 2010, when he did a run of duo piano performances ...

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Lambert, Hendricks & Bavan: 1963

Lambert, Hendricks & Bavan: 1963

In 1962, Annie Ross had to take a health break from the wildly successful vocal trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross. In her place, Yolande Bavan (above) was hired. When I interviewed Yolande in 2007 three months after starting this blog, she told me the story of how she came to join the group (you can read ...

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Video: Art Pepper, 1964

Video: Art Pepper, 1964

Right after recording Smack Up in October 1960, Art Pepper took the cash from the session and went to a friend's house to buy two condoms of heroin. What he didn't know when he exited is that the residence was under surveillance and that he was on the detectives' list of regular buyers. Busted, Pepper, a ...


 

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