Tenor Saxophonist Noah Preminger Explores the Delta Blues

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I first became aware of Noah Preminger when I heard his last album Pivot. It has all the things I like in good jazz, spontaneity, a chance to stretch out and the blues.

He has two albums coming out this spring, Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground another album of delta blues interpretations and an album of ballads on the vinyl only Newvelle label.

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Jorma Kaukonen: A Major Figure in Rock, Blues and Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar

Jorma Kaukonen
Jorma Kaukonen

Although not really a jazz musician there are few guitarists that stand as tall in late 20th Century music as Jorma Kaukonen. A founder of both the Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna he has been tremendously influential in electric rock and blues as well as acoustic finger style guitar.

As well as touring solo and with Hot Tuna he also runs the Fur Peace Ranch a music school and concert venue in southern Ohio. He will be performing at the Odeum Theater in East Greenwich, RI on March 6, 2016. (in the interview I misspoke and said Odeon)

This interview was recorded February 16, 2016

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Josh Maxey: Celebration of Soul, Jazz and Blues

Josh Maxey
Josh Maxey

A Coloradan by way of Virginia and New York Josh Maxey has released nine albums in the last three years. Celebration of Soul released in August is his tenth.

The organ trio is the chosen vehicle for his guitar voice. He plays jazz infusing the feeling and power of the blues. His influences include John Coltrane and Jimmy Page and although he plays songs he loves to smear them together into extended suites.

 

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