One comes from a line of New Orleans piano geniuses. Another comes from New York’s downtown scene. They bonded over old jazz, and together, inject modern twists into early repertoire.
By John Kessler and Nick Morrison The Yardbirds released their first hit record, “For Your Love,” 50 years ago. It was 1965, the year British rock invaded American pop music culture. The guitarist in The Yardbirds was Eric Clapton, who actually quit the band because they had a pop hit. At age 20, Clapton was already […]
KPLU rang in the new year of 2015 with a studio session featuring some old friends of the station who are also some of Seattle’s finest jazz musicians—Pearl Django and Gail Pettis. Pearl Django has long been regarded as one of America’s finest gypsy jazz bands. Gail is a two-time recipient of the Earshot Jazz […]