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Jazz for connoisseurs

Published June 30, 2007

On the heels of the long-awaited reissue of recently-departed jazz pianist Andrew Hill's 1966 "Compulsion" by Blue Note comes a batch of Connoisseur Series reissues that includes the session Hill recorded for Blue Note right after.


Grassel gives "Compulsion" another chance

Published April 26, 2007

When the subject of Andrew Hill's 1966 "Compulsion" came up, Grassel told me he was disappointed by it and seemed unsurprised that Blue Note hadn't seen fit to reissue it. So, when that reissue did arrive on March 20, I sent a copy to Grassel, who vowed to give it another chance and share his thoughts.


Where does the road lead for jazz?

Published March 29, 2007

The Pabst was abuzz with excitement as Ahmad Jamal prepared to take stage and his audience sat ready to be captivated. Jamal is well known to jazz fans and an influence on his peers. But, as popular music moves along, he and the other artists that created classic albums are fading away from the spotlight.


Grassel's first live CD captures superax duo

Published Oct. 5, 2005

After a life-threatening illness, jazz guitarist Jack Grassel's back on wax (well, on CD, anyway), with a new disc. "Live at The Uptowner," with fellow guitarist Kirk Tatnall and drummer Ernie Adams, is a document from the guitar duo's long-standing residency at the Riverwest corner tap.


Pritchett's fretwork made lasting mark in Milwaukee

Published Dec. 8, 2004

George Pritchett was perhaps the greatest jazz guitarist ever to grace Milwaukee stages, but that didn't make his brief life any easier. Nearly two decades after his death, however, Pritchett isn't forgotten.

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