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Interviews

When one thinks of influential Latino artists, the likes of Ritchie Valens, Freddie Fender, Herb Albert and Carlos Santana probably come to mind and rightly so. Yet one man who helped pave the way for all of these talented artists is none other than...

Terry Silverlight has been around the block and then some. This talented drummer,composer, producer, arranger, author and educator has had his hand in the music business for over thirty years, and his musical contributions are vast and varied. He began his...

Joe Milliken: Who were your earliest musical influences and how did you first get turned on to the blues?
Paul Wood: Music was not even a mild obsession until the Beatles hit. Then it was suddenly the center of the universe. I think the first time I...

In the vast and versatile world of jazz, the trombone may not be the first instrument that comes to one's mind. Not unless your talking about Bob Brookmeyer of course, who is one of the few truly significant value trombonists, and also a gifted soloist-...

Charlie Kohlhase is a Boston-based veteran alto and baritone saxophonist
who plays straight ahead jazz with imagination and vigor. Over the last twenty
years, Kohlhase has developed into one of contemporary jazz's most intelligent
players...

Bassist, singer, songwriter and front man, Jack Blades is no doubt one of those rock and roll "Jack-of-all-trades", pardon the pun. After cutting his musical teeth interestingly enough, in the 70's California funk scene, Blades exploded onto the national...

Jeff Berlin is one of the great, innovative electric bass players of the last 30 years, to be put in the same class with bass legends such as Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clarke, Alphonso Johnson and Chris Squire. He has recorded and performed with some of the...

Bob Dorough has made a serious mark as a jazz performer artist over the last fifty years. However, there are fans who know him as a unique jazz piano player and vocal stylist, but there are literally millions who know his voice and music very well, yet do...

After legendary guitarist Michael Schenker reunited with original Michael Schenker Group (MSG) vocalist Gary Barden after some 30 years, the duo returned in the spring of 2008 with a couple new CDs and a tour that wound its' way throughout Europe and yes,...

Photographer Philip Kamin is known around the world as one of the most distinguished music photo journalists of the last 25 years. Joe Milliken recently caught up with Mr. Kamin to discuss just a few of his many musical photography adventures. Phil was...