• Wine Me Up Jazz Jam

    Lest Melbourne lag behind the trendsetters, Open Mike’s hosts a variety of swell weekly open-mic events. Rose Petralia sat it on a Jazz Jam, but she had beer, not wine.

  • Jitterbug Vipers

    Jitterbug Vipers

    Phoebe’s Dream ( Flying High Records). Review by James Mann.

  • Alberta Hunter

    Alberta Hunter

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  • The Secret Life of Glenn Gould

    The Secret Life of Glenn Gould

    It wasn’t all Bach and hypochondria in the life of mercurial pianist Glenn Gould. Shelton Hull finds this new biography awash in details of the great musician’s love life and other psychological insights.

  • Tom Casino

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    After spending decades as a session musician, Bay Area blues artist Tom Casino carves his own identity in the aging genre by adding drunken wit and Ramones pop-punk to the mix.

  • Zach Lupetin & the Dustbowl Revival

    Zach Lupetin & the Dustbowl Revival

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  • Gary Giddins

    Gary Giddins

    After thirty years, music critic Gary Giddins is still listening, still watching, and still… writing a multi-volume biography of your grandma’s favorite crooner, Bing Crosby? Ink 19 sat down with Giddins to talk about the shape of jazz to come.

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