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2002 Stories by Terry Perkins

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  • Jeff Lash Trio

    published December 18, 2002

    Of all the instruments you might expect to hear in house music, vibes would probably qualify as one of the least likely -- falling somewhere... More >>

  • Jasmine

    published December 4, 2002

    Twenty years ago, Jasmine was the number-one group in St. Louis. Pianist/guitarist/vocalist Carol Schmidt and... More >>

  • Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams and Donnie McClurkin

    published November 13, 2002

    Just as country music veered ever closer to the sound of pop and Top 40 rock in the '80s and '90s, gospel music too has incorporated elements of... More >>

  • Bill Charlap

    published October 9, 2002

    Pianist Bill Charlap definitely isn't the type of guy who goes out of his way to attract attention. Check out the covers of his last two... More >>

  • Big Muddy Blues Festival

    published August 28, 2002

    Labor Day looms, and in St. Louis, that means plenty of blues to go along with picnics, pork steaks and ice-cold brew. The annual Big Muddy... More >>

  • Bobby Watson Quintet

    published August 7, 2002

    The ultimate NYC jazz club is the Village Vanguard, an intimate wedge-shaped basement space in lower Manhattan. From street level, it doesn't look... More >>

  • Dwight Twilley with Bob Reuter and Kamikaze Cowboy

    published July 24, 2002

    In an ideal world -- one that rewards musicians for their talent and originality rather than the power of major-label marketing hype behind 'em --... More >>

  • J.J. Cale with Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart

    published June 26, 2002

    For a guy who hasn't had a record on the charts since 1976 -- and who took six years off before deciding to tour again this summer -- J.J.... More >>

  • Bank On It

    published June 19, 2002

    There's something about music festivals -- at least those with an admission price -- that just doesn't seem to go down well with St. Louis... More >>

  • Bistro Beats

    published May 29, 2002

    In August 1995, a shuttered restaurant on Washington Avenue in Grand Center became the setting for concerts headlined by nationally known... More >>

  • 2002 Riverfront Times Music Award Winners

    published May 15, 2002

    St. Lunatics Best Rap, Recording of the Year It's been a very good year for the St. Lunatics, individually and collectively. In the... More >>

  • Loving Cup

    published April 17, 2002

    Post-midnight cruisers on interstates and deserted city streets punch radio buttons to find a soundtrack for the view through the windshield.... More >>

  • Christian McBride Quartet

    published April 10, 2002

    Christian McBride was born and bred in Philadelphia, but it's no surprise that St. Louis jazz fans take a special interest in him. After... More >>

  • Different Drummer

    published February 6, 2002

    Drummer Matt Wilson is one of those rare jazz musicians who isn't caught up in the endless war of words between defenders of tradition and "forget... More >>

  • Around the Block

    published February 6, 2002

    Job security and fat paychecks aren't obvious perks of a career in jazz. In St. Louis, as in most cities around the country, jazz is a niche... More >>

  • Benny Green

    published January 30, 2002

    Pianist Benny Green played in St. Louis so often during the '90s that you had to wonder whether he went to the trouble of subletting an... More >>

  • Gary Burton and Makoto Ozone

    published January 23, 2002

    Vibes player Gary Burton and pianist Makoto Ozone have a musical relationship that goes back more than two decades, an obvious... More >>

  • Bobby Broom

    published January 16, 2002

    The Sheldon's "Notes From Home" series is an invaluable showcase for local talent, from chamber groups and rock bands to bluegrass pickers and... More >>

  • Claudia Acuña

    published January 2, 2002

    Does the combination of normal winter temperatures, the end of the holidays and the ongoing struggle to recover from New Year's Eve excesses have... More >>

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