On the show today featuring Jimmie Blanton, I mentioned I would write about the riverboat of Fate Marable. I first learned about Fate Marable through reading about Jimmie Blanton’s life.  I remember reading, “…and on Fate Marable’s jazz riverboats he was recruited by Duke Ellington”. I thought wow. A big band riverboat. Awesome.  But these […]

After this last week’s show a friend of mine said, “So you have gone from Kraftwerk to Jazz?” From Florian Schneider to Eric Burdon to Mingus (to Jacob Bannon) …its has always been alright.* The same decade Florian Schneider was finding auto-binary based sound making Charles Mingus was perfecting dissonance with Eric Dolphy. What attracts […]

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