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June 8, 2016

This month, we’re heading back to Miami for more fun in the sun and soul-shaking grooves.

June 8, 2016

Red Mitchell’s search for identity inspired him to create an immediately recognizable sound.

May 3, 2016

Studying the great American art form of R&B, I often find inspiration from traveling to different parts of the country and digging into the ...

May 3, 2016

Red Mitchell told me that jazz was a “search for your own identity.”

April 4, 2016

When examining 1950s R&B, you are never far from the border it shares with rock & roll.

April 4, 2016

Red Mitchell filled his world with acute observations about music, bass playing, politics, and poetry.

March 9, 2016

Once upon a time, rhythm & blues music was simply an extension of swing and boogie-woogie, offering no hint that one day the same term would...

March 9, 2016

Ray Brown (October 13, 1926–July 2, 2002) grooved his way through seven decades of jazz history.

February 19, 2016

This month we’ll examine another classic bass pattern from the early years of R&B—one that has no particular name, but is perhaps best recog...

February 19, 2016

Listening to Ray Brown play the blues is like having the plain truth explained in a profound way.

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