Jazz organists are a unique breed, able to switch from serious to funky quite literally at the push of a button. Joey DeFrancesco has been performing since he was a child, following in the footsteps of his jazz-playing father and grandfather.
Despite the recent passing of some of heritage music's finest, the music continues to flourish thanks to a handful of fine new releases
Despite being entombed in the recent PBS series, Gumbo shows why jazz is very much alive and well with a fine batch of new releases
Drawing insight from the month's best in jazz, blues and heritage, Gumbo answers readers' nagging queries
Gumbo gets smug as he samples some Coltrane, gets blue with Big Bill, does Duke with the Doc and feels some local Native American muse