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Phono Op
Four differing opinions on 1999's best albums. [01-03-00]
— Ron Bally, Dave McElfresh, Fred Mills, Stephen Seigel, TUCSON WEEKLY

Blues Blood
Mose Allison brings his sophisticated brand of blues to the Rialto. [12-07-99]
— Dave McElfresh, TUCSON WEEKLY

Gettin' Jazzed
Maybe you haven't heard about Medeski, Martin and Wood. But you probably will. [04-12-99]
— Dave McElfresh, TUCSON WEEKLY

'Bitches' Brewmeister
From Bob Dylan to Miles Davis, bassist Harvey Brooks sure knows a thing or two about improvising. [03-08-99]
— Dave McElfresh, TUCSON WEEKLY

Blue Notes
Lacking the nookie part in your mix of sex, drugs and rock and roll? [02-15-99]
— Dave McElfresh, TUCSON WEEKLY

Book 'Em, Jim-o
Musical star-wannabe would do well to snag Jimmy Webb's "Tunesmith," a highly readable book that details damn near every aspect of the songwriting craft. [01-19-99]
— Dave McElfresh, TUCSON WEEKLY

The Burt's Back Racket
Oddly enough, Burt Bacharach's career is in full swing again. [12-20-98]
— Dave McElfresh, TUCSON WEEKLY

General Electric
How many folksingers does it take to change a lightbulb? [11-23-98]
— Dave McElfresh, TUCSON WEEKLY

Pride Of New Orleans
Pianist Henry Butler is one blind bluesman with extraordinary vision. [10-19-98]
— Dave McElfresh, TUCSON WEEKLY

All Jazzed Up
There's a good reason super saxophonist Charles McPherson knows all the moves and notes of his hero, Charlie Parker. [10-12-98]
— Dave McElfresh, TUCSON WEEKLY

Life Of Brian
The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson may be mad, but he proves his genius once again. [08-17-98]
— Dave McElfresh, TUCSON WEEKLY

Jazz Standard Deviation
What's the point of being blessed with exceptional talent if it's purposely laid aside? [07-06-98]
— Dave McElfresh, TUCSON WEEKLY

Cuban Missile
More than a hundred albums later, Tito Puente is still going strong. [06-15-98]
— Dave McElfresh, TUCSON WEEKLY

Hardcore R&B
Two Mississippi-based labels, Ace Records and Malaco/Waldoxy, are churning out stuff so solid you'd think that none of those slimeball-slick '90s studio R&B rapists had ever been born. [06-08-98]
— Dave McElfresh, TUCSON WEEKLY

Diva Deluxe
Though jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater has lived in Paris for more than 12 years, better not call her a jazz expatriate. [04-20-98]
— Dave McElfresh, TUCSON WEEKLY

Making Mingus Music
Who but jazz great Charlie Mingus could have turned a Tijuana bender into one of the greatest albums of all time? [03-30-98]
— Dave McElfresh, TUCSON WEEKLY

Playing Possum
Blues pretenders beware -- Fat Possum Records is the real nitty-gritty. [03-02-98]
— Dave McElfresh, TUCSON WEEKLY

Marriage of Inconvenience
A look at jazz's long and cheesy attempts to cover rock themes. And why there's hope for better music to come. [01-12-98]
— Dave McElfresh, TUCSON WEEKLY

Covering Miles
Aside from Igor Stravinsky, no one other than Miles Davis has been so hated for creating music that later proved to be so visionary. [12-01-97]
— Dave McElfresh, TUCSON WEEKLY

Ageless Badasses
Those bad-boy Rolling Stones seem to defy age and death, which is probably why those rapidly aging baby boomers like 'em. [11-03-97]
— Dave McElfresh, TUCSON WEEKLY

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