Tag: Son House

  • The Power of the Blues: Finding Rhythm and Compassion in Music

    The Power of the Blues: Finding Rhythm and Compassion in Music

    By Mara Rosenbloom Photos by Nick Lerman Musicians throw around the term “the blues” a lot. Often there seems to be an assumption that we all know — and agree on — what that term means. In a jazz context, say, a jam session, if someone says, “let’s play a blues,” typically the only follow-up […]

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  • Elliott Sharp’s Essential Guide to Being Elliott Sharp

    Elliott Sharp’s Essential Guide to Being Elliott Sharp

    By Elliott Sharp Editor’s note: For many years, I’ve been challenged and inspired by the work of Elliott Sharp, who has etched a place as one of America’s most dynamic modern composers. He’s hard to pin down both musically and literally, since he regularly travels the world for performance, recording, commissions, and likely a bit […]

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Unlocking the Emotional Power of Chords