Tag: Vince Di Mura

  • The Alchemy of the Blues: Turning Guitars into Vocalists

    The Alchemy of the Blues: Turning Guitars into Vocalists

    One of the greatest secrets about the blues is that it’s not primarily about the “blue notes,” or the structure, or the instrumentation. Those things are all heavily associated with the blues and appear in most blues songs, but at its core, the blues is all about storytelling. And the guitar is one of the…

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  • Pulitzer Prize-Winner Yusef Komunyakaa on the Poetry of the Blues

    Pulitzer Prize-Winner Yusef Komunyakaa on the Poetry of the Blues

    Few people I’ve ever met speak with the gravitas of Yusef Komunyakaa. A conversation with him can be a meditative experience. The words wrap themselves around ideas rather than simply standing in for them. Rhythmically, he speaks in spacious jazz solos, allowing pauses to be as significant as the words themselves and letting the meaning…

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