While roots rock is thriving, one doesn't hear similar tales regarding the roots of jazz. Some older styles of jazz coexist, even blossom, alongside contemporary -- bebop, swing, soul-jazz -- but the music's New Orleans origins are often overlooked or written off. Truth is, the real stuff -- Luis Russell, King Oliver -- is just as raw, fiery, and feral as anything by Charlie Feathers or Albert Ayler.... More >>>