All tagged Joe Segal

Jazz Showcase

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I have always been a huge fan of Jimmy Smith, Brother Jack McDuff, and Jimmy McGriff, who I saw in a bar when I sixteen--the owner bought me a drink.  Dr. Lonnie Smith pushes the boundaries established by those luminaries, getting a lot of varied and interesting sounds out of his Hammond B3 organ.  Gotta love the spinning horn.  

Joe Segal's Hero

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It's a love hate thing.  Joe Segal, the 90 year-old proprietor of Chicago's Jazz Showcase, loves Charlie Parker, which is why the photograph of Parker adorns the wall behind the stage.  Joe has been in the jazz impresario business for 70+ years.  Everybody who is anybody has been through that club.  Joe is an institution in the world of jazz, receiving all sorts of accolades, including the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master honor.