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Mission: Possible

Mission: Possible

Mission: Possible A Q&A with Eric Mintel   By Geoff Gehman   Eric Mintel plays two universal languages: jazz and TV theme songs. As a teen the pianist cut his teeth on “Blue Rondo a la Turk” and the “Popeye” cartoon sea shanty, sometimes entertaining his friends with his improvisations. As a quartet leader he ... Read More
 
Stone Impeccable

Stone Impeccable

Stone Impeccable A Q&A with Keith Call Of The Glimmer Twins   By Geoff Gehman   Keith Call was 10 when he first heard “Brown Sugar,” the first song he couldn’t forget by the Rolling Stones, the first band he couldn’t forget. The elementary schooler was hooked line and sinker by the crunching opening riff; ... Read More
 
Harping with the King

Harping with the King

Harping with the King A Q&A with Sugar Blue   By Geoff Gehman   One of the many treasured pleasures on YouTube is a 1995 live video of Sugar Blue, the fine singer and exceptional harmonica player, turning Muddy Waters’ “Hoochie Coochie Man” into an erotic odyssey.  Decked out in a black beret and a ... Read More