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Yoshi’s San Francisco: Sushi & Standards

Jazz and sushi might not readily rank in the pantheon of classic pairings alongside peanut butter and jelly, champagne and caviar or Abbott and Costello, but don’t tell that to Yoshie Akiba and Kaz Kajimura. For the past 35 years, the two former U.C. Berkeley students and lifelong friends have turned the seemingly disparate duo … Read More “Yoshi’s San Francisco: Sushi & Standards”

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Medeski, Scofield, Martin and Wood: Lightning Strikes Twice

Back before the Internet permeated every facet of our existence-before MySpace, blogs, RSS feeds and e-newsletters-bands kept in touch with their fans through the ubiquitous fan hotline. Despite their “official” air, these “hotlines” were generally nothing more than 800 numbers hooked up to old answering machines in bass players’ apartments. They broadcasted show times, provided … Read More “Medeski, Scofield, Martin and Wood: Lightning Strikes Twice”

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