Martin Taylor’s gypsy gene

  Martin Taylor is widely considered to be one of today’s finest solo jazz guitarists. While still in his early 20’s, he was introduced to the world’s jazz audience as the guitarist with Stephane Grappelli, a gypsy-jazz violinist and co-founder (along with Django Reinhardt) of the Quintette du Hot Club de

5 Depressing Blues Songs For Christmas

By Nick Morrison The holiday spirit, powerful though it may be, just doesn’t work for everybody: Some folks simply hate the season. Maybe they’re lonely, maybe they’re broke, maybe they’re depressed, maybe they’re killjoys. Whatever the reason, “Jingle Bells” isn’t everyone’s cup of egg nog. If you count yourself among

Bethany & Rufus live at Jazz24

Bethany & Rufus live at Jazz24/KPLU

Vocalist, Bethany Yarrow, and cellist, Rufus Cappadocia gave an incredible performance in the Jazz24/KPLU studios on November 9, 2010. Vocalist, Bethany Yarrow, and cellist, Rufus Cappadocia make an incredible amount of music for just two people. Bethany, daughter of Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary), first met Rufus at The

Phil Woods: Bebop’s New Bird

By Nick Morrison Phil Woods has one of the most distinctive alto saxophone sounds in jazz. He was born on Nov. 2, 1931, joined the bebop revolution in the late ’40s, graduated from Julliard School of Music in 1952 and was recording as bandleader by 1954. Since then, he’s produced more