michael anthony


V.21 No.40 | 10/4/2012

Music

Sonic Reducer takes on Michael Anthony, JSBX and Dum Dum Girls

Take a gander at Mel Minter’s review of Michael Anthony’s First Take and my take on The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion’s Meat And Bone and Dum Dum Girls’ “End of Daze” in this week’s Sonic Reducer.

V.21 No.11 | 3/15/2012
Top: Jackie Zamora and César Bauvallet. Bottom: Victor Rodriguez, Janet Harman and Steve Figueroa.
Paul Blackburn

Music

Fall in love with boleros

This week Mel Minter wrote about this evening’s boleros event at the Outpost Performance Space. Read about it here: All Boleros, All Night.

Top: Jackie Zamora and César Bauvallet. Bottom: Victor Rodriguez, Janet Harman and Steve Figueroa.
Paul Blackburn

Jazzed

All Boleros, All Night

Get the feeling with César Bauvallet and Jackie Zamora

Vocalists César Bauvallet and Jackie Zamora want to be clear about this: They will not be held responsible for any child conceived on the evening of their Cuban boleros concert by anyone in the audience. Fair warning.

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V.21 No.9 | 3/1/2012
Micky Patten, Bobby Shew, Cal Haines and Michael Anthony
Victoria Rogers

Jazzed

The Jazz Gospel According to Charlie Christian

Michael Anthony, Bobby Shew and friends celebrate guitarist’s innovations

Using a newfangled contraption, the electric guitar, and a mesmerizing facility for improvisation, Charlie Christian, born in 1916, helped transform the role of the guitar in jazz. The Oklahoma City native first made his mark in the swing era, joining Benny Goodman’s sextet and orchestra in 1939. (As the third black man hired by Goodman, he helped bury bandstand segregation.) He then helped transform jazz itself, collaborating with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk as they worked out the rules of a brand-new musical language: bebop. He managed to accomplish all of this in just 25 years, passing away in 1942, a victim of tuberculosis.

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