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Blue Note Reissues (part 1)

Jazz can be intimidating, what with players (and fans) geeking out on modes, tones, voicings, harmonic structures, time signatures and who played with whom. ┬áBut since when did intimidation stop anyone from diving into the discographies of prolific artists like Robert Pollard, Frank Zappa, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello or Bob Dylan? Perhaps the key to […]

Middle of the Map Fest (Friday Night) Review

Fellow Kansas Citians, consider Friday night at the well-curated Middle of the Map Fest to be revenge straight from 1985, a night when denizens of Missouri’s other major-city came into town and took the 816 by storm. Save for a few centurion-like bands standing at the walls to keep marauders out, Friday night was an […]