Rock, Roll & Ramble-The Inside Story of the Man, the Music and the Midnight Ramble’ – American Blues Scene

On Saturday, July 31, 2010, I found myself standing next to the refrigerator inside Levon Helm’s kitchen. This was not out of the ordinary for me on any given Saturday night between, say, 2007 and 2012. I was, after all, collaborating with Levon on a book about his Midnight Ramble house concerts and triumphant comeback … Read more

JUNO Award-Winning Crystal Shawanda Announces New Album ‘Midnight Blues

Crystal Shawanda JUNO Award-winning powerhouse singer-songwriter Crystal Shawanda is back with a new studio album, Midnight Blues, set for release September 30th on True North Records. This latest fiery bluesy Americana collection features the first single, “How Bad Do You Want It” — showcasing her full-throttle raspy voice, unmatched in today’s musical landscape, and an … Read more

Bertrand Tavernier’s ‘Round Midnight’ (1986/ Criterion Blu-Ray) – London Jazz News

‘Round Midnight directed by Bertrand Tavernier, 1986 (The Criterion Collection 2022. Blu-ray review by Jane Mann) At last, Bertrand Tavernier‘s ‘Round Midnight is re-released today (9 May 2022) on Blu-ray by Criterion. The film, originally made in 1986, is master film director Tavernier’s impressionistic love letter to the Black American bebop musicians who, escaping the … Read more