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From The Archives Of Something Blue October 17, 2021

Thanks Marty, today we’re hearing a fantastic version of a jazz standard recorded at Jazz Thursday. I booked Jazz Thursday at TheArts@311 and other Jonesboro venues for several years working with KASU on publicity and funding. We enjoyed a lot … Continue reading

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From The Archives Of Something Blue October 10, 2021

Thanks Marty, today we’re going to hear a song I wrote recorded at the HairyLarryLand studio. It was October 20, 2014, and the Count Basie Big Band was scheduled to perform at The Fowler. Of course Count Basie died in … Continue reading

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From The Archives Of Something Blue October 3, 2021

Thanks Marty, today we’re going to hear some fine jazz recorded at the Delta Jazz Workshop. Before the pandemic the Jazz Department would host the Delta Jazz Workshop in the music building every July. Jazz students of all ages are … Continue reading

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From The Archives Of Something Blue September 26, 2021

Guy Venable and Eric Hughes at KASU Bluesday Tuesday Thanks Marty, today we’re going to hear some Jug Band Music recorded at KASU Bluesday Tuesday. On February 8, 2011 Eric Hughes and Guy Venable gave us a great show playing … Continue reading

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From The Archive September 19, 2021 – Gary Gazaway and The Memphis Jazz All Stars – “Sugar”

Thanks Marty, today we’ll hear a jazz standard performed at Bebopalooza! right here at ASU. On October 15, 2011, Gary Gazaway and The Memphis Jazz All Stars were the headline act at Babopalooza!. Both the music department and KASU helped … Continue reading

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From The Archive September 12, 2021 – Ken Carroll Trio – “Recordame”

Playing for the luncheon were Ken Carroll on EWI; Dave Eckert, bass; Chris Isom, drums; and I’m on piano. EWI is short for Electronic Wind Instrument which is like a synthesizer for horn players. It was pouring rain when we … Continue reading

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From The Archive September 15 2021 – Delta Legends – “She’s Gone”

Thanks Marty, today we’re going to hear Delta Legends busking at the Fall Ball. On September 30, 2017, John Shepherd, Jeremy Burnett, and I took a short ride over to the Fall Ball, outside of Olive Branch, Mississippi. We had … Continue reading

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From The Archive August 29, 2021 – Common Time – “Footprints”

Thanks Marty, today on From The Archives Of Something Blue we’re featuring Common Time playing a Wayne Shorter standard at New Jazz In Jonesboro. In 2018 we restarted New Jazz In Jonesboro, held monthly during the school year, in the … Continue reading

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From The Archive August 22, 2021 – CJ Hoover – “Better Together”

Thanks Marty, on this weeks From The Archives Of Something Blue I’ve got a Jack Johnson song recorded at the Craighead Forest Bandshell. I met CJ Hoover singing in Astate Delta Vox. Every week I would walk from the music … Continue reading

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From The Archive August 15, 2021 – Azul and Midori – “Song For My Father”

Thanks Marty, on this weeks From The Archives Of Something Blue I’ve got a jazz standard recorded right here on the ASU campus. ASU jazz students are the best. They play at my recitals and help me with my original … Continue reading

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