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Random Playlist #43: Soul Jazz

Soul jazz favorites by Brother Jack McDuff, Cannonball Adderley, Charlie Hunter, Gene Ammons, Grant Green, John Patton, Kenny Burrell, Medeski Martin & Wood, Sonny Stitt, etc.

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10 for Blue Note’s 75th

Time for this hopeless Blue Note fanatic to pay tribute to the jazz label’s 75 years in business. I was inspired by a recent article on NPR.org by a couple of top-notch music writers – Tom Moon [...]

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Random Playlist #43: Soul Jazz

Recently I took a peek at Google Analytics and noticed that RCR’s readership was up. So I thought, I’ll fix that… Time to do a post on soul jazz. What exactly is soul jazz? Well, I’ll give you my [...]

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The Big Chill

My wife and I just spent a week at one of these all-inclusive resorts in Mexico – the kind of place that makes you feel like an alcoholic baby in a really lush crib, constantly reaching out to [...]

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Discovering Grant Green

So this guy sends me a couple of comments… How could you overlook this tune? Why didn’t you include this artist? And I tell him, write your own damn post. Well, he did… and [...]

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Let Us Now Praise the Organ Combo

I love the sound of a Hammond B3 doing a slow-boil under the bluesy guitar of Grant Green or Kenny Burrell, or wrapped around a warm, soulful sax.  But there’s a thin line between the best of [...]