June 13 - June 19, 1997
his week we trumpet the versatility of the trumpet, focusing
on musicians who use the instrument for markedly divergent results.
Reggae veterans Neon Prophet know the trumpet well - this story
celebrates their 13 years of dreadlocked yet all-American party
music. And Jamaica isn't the only island where the horn gets a
good blow. Trumpeter Roy Hargrove's ten-piece band, Crisol,
glorifies the seductive sounds of Afro-Cuban jazz. Elsewhere,
an obituary plays taps for one of the great trumpeters of the
formative jazz era: Doc Cheatham, who performed with such greats
as Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Benny Goodman, died May
31 at age 91. And if you still haven't had enough brass, head
over to our film section for an interview with the writer/director
of the new movie Brassed Off.
What's it like to head off for a big record deal, worm your way through the cutthroat music industry, and come home again? Two interviews with female solo acts offer perspective. Country singer Joy Lynn White talks about the travails of Nashville, while earthy rock singer Megan Peters discusses her arduous experiences in Austin.
Also in this issue: Performances by Yo La Tengo, Barbara Manning, and Ratt; albums by Willie and Lobo, and Fear Factory; and a very tiring concert-going performance by an Albuquerque music writer.
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