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Mem Shannon: Tonight, Members Only

The second weekend of the ten-day Montreal Jazz Festival was coming apart at the seams. One of the scheduled headliners, Ruth Brown, was hospitalized back in the United States. Another […]

Africa Comes Calling

Do not miss what is likely to be one of the shows of the year, Africa Fete ’99, when it rolls into town for an engagement at the House of […]

No More Honey in the Horn: Al Hirt 1922-1999

A riot of colors swirled around the parade start area next to the Gospel Tent of the final day of Jazzfest 30. The afternoon sun gently smiled down on the […]

Man, Am I Ever Gassed to Be on This Gig!

As someone whose first journalistic experiences were with the underground magazines of the 1960s, it is a remarkable privilege to edit a publication that celebrates the truly unfathomable pleasures of […]

Various Artists, Get You A Healin’ (Independent)

Get You a Healin’ is one topic-oriented benefit album that doesn’t trip over its own shoes making its point. Dozens of musicians, some of whom have dealt with serious health […]