Denis Fitzpatrick

King Street BluesChess Records was some of the influential Blues, Soul, and Rock and Roll report labels in the mid-20th Century, headquartered in Chicago. The origins of the label have been in an R&B membership known as the Macomba Lounge, opened at 3905 S. Cottage Grove Avenue on the South Aspect of Chicago by Polish immigrants Leonard and Phil Chess in the mid-forties.

From 1994, the Nice Competition of jazz changed its emphasis barely and now runs with a world music and pop affect but still protecting its eclectic mix of traditional and fashionable sounds. When you’re right here it’s enjoyable to benefit from the French cuisine, fill up on bread, cheese and wine and set up a picnic in one of the lovely parks, and benefit from the music floating by way of the air. The Nice Competition describes itself as ‘the primary jazz competition of worldwide significance’. It takes place alongside the attractive French Riviera in the summer months, and the inaugural pageant noticed Louis Armstrong and his All Stars headlining the event.

With a profession spanning 26 years and 8 albums to her credit Angel is acknowledged as among the best feminine vocalists in Quebec. Now she’s change into nationally and internationally well-known. Final year she received the Maple Blues Award winner for Best Feminine Vocalist (her second in a row) and Finest Songwriter. A vibrant, flamboyant performer with a voice like Janis Joplin. Her first appearance at BOTR and we’re very pleased to have her!

There is hypothesis within the Jazz realm as to whether a sure narrative is suitable for its history. What Jazz does is to tell story of a posh and nuanced musical type that’s several centuries previous and has quickly changed and developed. However there are tales, often advised of heroic and tragic figures who led bands or performed most solos isn’t any more so frequently narrated within the music and cultural lore and world.

Grover’s huge break got here at the expense of another artist. Alto sax man Hank Crawford was unable to make a recording date with Prestige Data, and Washington took his place, though he was a backup. This led to his first album, Inside City blues. He was gifted, and displayed heart and soul with soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones. Refreshing for his time, he made headway into the jazz mainstream. His fifth album, 1974s Mister Magic was a business success, and launched guitarist Eric Gale in as a near-permanent member in Washington’s arsenal.