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Music Review: Hiromi-Spark (Telarc)

  By Devon Wendell

One of the greatest pleasures in life is listening to Japanese pianist and composer Hiromi with her stellar Trio Project consisting of Anthony Jackson on bass and Simon Phillips on drums. 381 more words

Man Charged With Murder For Triple Homicide In Fuller Park

CHICAGO (STMW) — An 18-year-old man has been charged with killing three people and wounding two others in a shooting two months ago during a barbecue in the South Side Fuller Park neighborhood. 250 more words


On October 25, 1976.

On October 25, 1976, “Columbia” label released “Land of the Midnight Sun”, Al Di Meola debut album. The album was recorded from December 1975 till July 1976, and was produced by Al Di Meola. 91 more words

Two Charged In Triple Homicide At Fuller Park Barbecue

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Police have announced two suspects have been charged in the murders of three people last month on the city’s South Side, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser. 156 more words


Four members of Dixie Homes Murda Gang indicted on drug charges

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Four members of the Dixie Homes Murda Gang/47 Neighborhood Crips have been indicted on drug-trafficking charges Thursday.

According to reports, 32-year-old Steve Nelson was allegedly directing the narcotics trafficking organization while incarcerated at 201 Poplar. 540 more words


Basspiration Wednesday - 5/6/2015

At first glance, this appears to be just a jazz trio–piano, drums, and electric bass. However, I contend that Hiromi’s trio with Simon Phillips and Anthony Jackson functions more like a rock power trio. Need proof? Watch this video.


A Crazy Great Jazz Show

I am a huge fan of the jazz guitar great Mike Stern. Even though I had seen him perform a number of times, I had never seen him with his own band until last weekend when I attended the last of his four sold-out (or nearly sold-out) shows at… 597 more words