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2001 Stories by Terry Perkins

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  • Sherman Irby

    published December 12, 2001

    Even Sherman Irby himself would understand that a lot of folks in St. Louis don't have a very good handle on who he is. Sure, Irby has two... More >>

  • Russell Gunn

    published December 12, 2001

    On his latest CD, Ethnomusicology, Vol. 2, Russell Gunn thanks the Justin Time label "for letting me make the record I wanted to make."... More >>

  • David Sánchez Quintet

    published October 31, 2001

    The Jazz at the Bistro series began its 2001-02 season with a flurry of big names. Guitarist John Pizzarelli, who's built a dedicated following... More >>

  • Geoff Muldaur

    published October 3, 2001

    Apparently, Geoff Muldaur has decided he wants to be remembered as more than just another survivor of the '60s folk-music scene. After... More >>

  • Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, Roy Hargrove, John Patitucci and Brian Blade

    published September 26, 2001

    That Herbie Hancock is headlining the 75th-birthday tribute to Miles Davis and John Coltrane should come as no surprise. A member of the... More >>

  • John Pizzarelli Trio

    published September 19, 2001

    Ah, September: the month when performing-arts series clog the calendar with opening-night events designed to stir up audience enthusiasm -- and,... More >>

  • Great Expectations

    published September 12, 2001

    Peter Martin's MaxJazz debut may be called Something Unexpected, but for anyone who has followed the musical career of the former... More >>

  • Béla Fleck and the Flecktones

    published September 12, 2001

    Mentions of eclecticism are a given in any reference to banjo player Béla Fleck, and it's easy to understand why. Fleck has been... More >>

  • Big Muddy Blues Festival

    published August 29, 2001

    For the fifth straight year, the Big Muddy Blues Festival returns to Laclede's Landing on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1 and 2. After... More >>

  • Lloyd's Blues Music Festival

    published August 15, 2001

    Part of the appeal of the Lloyd's Blues Music Festival, an annual event on the St. Louis blues music calendar since 1993, is its... More >>

  • True Believer

    published August 1, 2001

    The small, elevated stage at B.B.'s Jazz, Blues & Soups is buzzing with activity early Sunday evening as performers from the club's afternoon... More >>

  • Michelle Willson and the Evil Gal Festival Orchestra

    published July 18, 2001

    Those familiar with Michelle Willson's music know there's a simple explanation behind the goofily sinister name of her backing band, the... More >>

  • 2001 Sam's Club Rib America Festival

    published July 11, 2001

    Still recovering from last week's marathon of patriotism, pork steaks and powder burns? You'd better recover in a hurry, because the 2001 Sam's... More >>

  • Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited

    published July 4, 2001

    Contemporary African music has become increasingly popular worldwide over the past few decades, thanks in large part to the influence of legendary... More >>

  • Sonny Landreth

    published June 27, 2001

    The slide guitar is a blues invention, so it's natural to assume that top-notch contemporary slide players -- from Eric Clapton to Mick Taylor to... More >>

  • Firstar St. Louis Jazz Festival

    published June 20, 2001

    The Firstar St. Louis Jazz Festival, which debuts this Friday and Saturday at Shaw Park in Clayton, features a host of national and local... More >>

  • Juneteenth Jazz & Heritage Festival

    published June 13, 2001

    The 2001 version of the St. Louis Juneteenth Heritage & Jazz Festival boasts a streamlined lineup focusing on a different musical style in... More >>

  • Koko Taylor and Marcia Ball

    published June 13, 2001

    Combine Koko Taylor's raw-edged Chicago blues and Marcia Ball's Texas-tinged roadhouse R&B and New Orleans groove, and you've got... More >>

  • Whitaker Jazz Festival

    published June 6, 2001

    The Jazz at the Bistro series wrapped up its season in May, and the Webster University jazz concerts ended earlier this week. So with those... More >>

  • Fontella Bass and the Voices of St. Louis

    published May 30, 2001

    St. Louis' own Fontella Bass is back with a new recording, Travellin', her first U.S. release since 1995's soul-stirring, gospel-centered... More >>

  • Miles Davis Arts Festival

    published May 23, 2001

    Although events are scheduled throughout the metro area all year long to mark the 75th birthday of legendary trumpeter Miles Davis, Memorial Day... More >>

  • The 2001 RFT Slammies

    published May 16, 2001

    Artist of the Year -- Nelly Recording of the Year -- Country Grammar Best Rap Artist -- Nelly We abased ourselves to... More >>

  • Freddy Cole

    published May 16, 2001

    In 1990, Freddy Cole released an album on the Sunnyside label called I'm Not My Brother, I'm Me. It's certainly not a typical title... More >>

  • Ron Carter, Curtis Fuller and the NIU Jazz Ensemble

    published April 18, 2001

    Ron Carter (pictured) spent almost 18 years building the East St. Louis Lincoln High School jazz band into a nationally acclaimed unit. But... More >>

  • Stefon Harris Quartet

    published April 11, 2001

    Wedged between gigs by such legendary jazz musicians as pianist Ahmad Jamal and harmonica player Toots Thielemans on this season's Jazz at the... More >>

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