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2000 Stories by Terry Perkins

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  • Ode to Joy

    published December 27, 2000

    René Spencer SallerSusana Baca, Eco de Sombras (Luaka Bop). Singer/ethnomusicologist Baca,... More >>

  • Oliver Sain and Friends

    published December 13, 2000

    The Dec. 16 concert at the Pageant is billed as "50 Years of Music: A Tribute to Oliver Sain." But the math may be a little off. Saxophone player,... More >>

  • Legendary Heart

    published November 22, 2000

    The music rolls out of the speakers on the other side of the baby grand piano and on into the cozy living room, where the owner of the home sits,... More >>

  • Peter Martin Group

    published November 22, 2000

    This weekend's performances by pianist Peter Martin at Bistro Europa originally offered the promise of an interesting post-Turkey Day jam session... More >>

  • Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks

    published November 15, 2000

    It's been almost three-and-a-half decades since San Francisco bands like the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape and Quicksilver... More >>

  • Marcus Roberts Trio

    published November 1, 2000

    Pianist Marcus Roberts broke onto the national jazz scene in a big way, taking the late Kenny Kirkland's place in Wynton Marsalis' band in... More >>

  • Paul Simon

    published October 25, 2000

    Most of the record-company hype about Paul Simon's You're the One has focused on catchphrases like "most accessible and melodic album in... More >>

  • Maceo Parker

    published October 18, 2000

    James Brown's Get on the Good Foot. Parliament's Mothership Connection. Living Colour's Time's Up. Prince's Rave Un2 the... More >>

  • Mingus Big Band

    published October 11, 2000

    The era of the big band in jazz has declined rapidly since the 1950s, primarily as a result of the economic difficulty in keeping a big band... More >>

  • ¡Cubanismo!

    published October 11, 2000

    The music of New Orleans has always had a strong Caribbean and South American influence. Jelly Roll Morton used to call it the "Latin tinge," and... More >>

  • Backstage Pass

    published September 20, 2000

    Whether you're a hardcore jazz fan or just someone who attends the occasional concert, it's inevitable that at some point you've encountered the... More >>

  • Coleman Cooler

    published September 20, 2000

    The music of Memphis-born tenor-sax great George Coleman -- the artist set to open the Jazz at the Bistro concert series this week -- has special... More >>

  • Great Midwest Guitar Show

    published September 13, 2000

    It's billed as the Great Midwest Guitar Show: A Tribute to the Art of Hand-Built Guitars, and in addition to showcasing the work of top... More >>

  • Irma Thomas

    published September 13, 2000

    Vocalist Irma Thomas, who's been making fine recordings since the early 1960s, has more than earned the title of soul queen of New Orleans. So... More >>

  • Kind of Blue

    published August 30, 2000

    Kind of BlueThe annual St. Louis area Labor Day blues event, which has gone under several names over the past decade, is now known simply as the... More >>

  • Rob Wasserman's Space Island, the Dirty Dozen and the Jazz Mandolin Project

    published August 30, 2000

    The "buzz" in Buzztopia, a tour featuring a solid trio of bands that wander the gray area between genres, begins with the Dirty Dozen, one of the... More >>

  • Webster University Jazz

    published July 19, 2000

    Webster University is known for its strong jazz-studies department, as well as the always-interesting "Jazz at Webster" performance series,... More >>

  • Little Milton and Oliver Sain

    published July 19, 2000

    The names Little Milton Campbell and Oliver Sain have been linked since the early 1950s, when the two Mississippi natives first began playing as a... More >>

  • Deep Banana Blackout

    published July 12, 2000

    You have to admit that the name Deep Banana Blackout is certainly thought-provoking and distinctive: The title of the latest flick by the Coen... More >>

  • S.O.B.

    published July 5, 2000

    "Slipping Into Darkness." "Low Rider." "Cisco Kid." "The World Is a Ghetto." These are song titles that anyone with a taste for old-school funk... More >>

  • Juneteenth Heritage and Jazz Festival

    published June 14, 2000

    This year's Juneteenth Heritage and Jazz Festival is already in full swing, with concerts taking place this past weekend at the Backstage Bistro,... More >>

  • Gateway Groove Festival, featuring Koko Taylor, Sonia Dada, Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas and Chris Duarte

    published May 31, 2000

    Partyin' down in the parking lot of the Casino Queen gambling boat may not be your ideal way of spending a Saturday, but the lineup of talent at... More >>

  • Diana Krall

    published May 3, 2000

    When Diana Krall made her St. Louis debut at Just Jazz at the Hotel Majestic on the evening before Thanksgiving in 1993, there weren't many in the... More >>

  • Joshua Redman

    published March 29, 2000

    When Joshua Redman won the prestigious Thelonious Monk competition in 1991, it seemed as if every jazz magazine on the newsstands immediately... More >>

  • James Williams

    published March 15, 2000

    Pianist James Williams has worked in various formats since he first hit the national scene as a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in 1977.... More >>

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