Interviews and Articles

PAY ATTENTION To That Man Behind the Curtain!

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Jim Anderson

Woody Allen, though a professed jazz hound and player of sorts, is primarily known for his film making. And as any cineaste can tell you, one of the aspects of his craft Woody pays closest attention to, in addition to … Read More


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Back In Bahia With Gilberto Gil…Way More Than Tropicalia

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Gilberto Gil in performance

More than Milton Nascimento, more than Gal Costa, more than Caetano Veloso, more than any other Brazilian artist of 35 years ago, Gilberto Gil had the power to lure me into the intoxicating vortex of Brazilian rhythms, textures and words … Read More


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You Say Conga, I Say Patato

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Carlos Patato Valdes

In Who Wants to Be a Millionaire–The Latin Jazz Version, one question might stump even the most ardent follower of the music. Ready? For a cool million dollars: Cuban conguero Carlos “Patato” Valdés is famed for which of the following? … Read More


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The Roots of America’s Music, Revisted

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Arhoolie Record’s 40th Anniversary CD Collection

Back in the early days of Rolling Stone, circa 1968 when that iconic publication was considered an underground paper and pretty hard to find, a small ad for Arhoolie Records pushing a two-LP package of blues, country and gospel music … Read More


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Argentine Singer Sosa’s Power Outlasted Political Tyranny

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Mercedes Sosa playing the Argentine bombo

Mercedes Sosa was often called the “Voice of the Americas.” At one time her voice could have gotten her tortured, probably murdered:  though as seductively sweet and full of emotion as the aroma of your mother’s best holiday meal, it … Read More


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