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Russell Batiste

New Orleans was, is and probably always will be home to the baddest drummers in the land. From early jazz to swing, bop, R&B, free, funk and beyond, there’s always […]

Wardell Quezergue: Architect of the Sound

On an unseasonably warm December afternoon, Wardell Quezergue walks carefully into the Musicians Union meeting hall on Esplanade Avenue. The 77-year-old, legally blind Quezergue can’t see the rich reddish brown […]

Voodoo, Visuals and The Metric System

Halloween Fun at the Hoodoo Bash No Thriller, no Roger Corman Poe knockoff, no Saturday afternoon ghoulathon would be complete without Vincent Price, and my thoughts turn to the inestimable […]

John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, Padlock on the Blues (Purple Pyramid)

John Mayall is certainly one of the most accomplished bandleaders in blues history, a veteran of scores of albums who’s consistently put together interesting and musically sophisticated bands. The current […]

Wilson Pickett, It’s Harder Now (Bullseye)

Imagine if Aretha Franklin went back into the studio and made an album as good as, say, Aretha Now? Imagine what Otis Redding might be doing had he not gone […]