Marilyn Scott on Java Jazz

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Marilyn Scott, California-based, but world-renowned jazz and R&B vocalist traces her evolution from background singer with George Duke, Spyra Gyra, Yellowjackets, Etta James and Tower of Power, to 40 years as a solo artist. She discussed her career and the upcoming release of her latest standardblueeffort, Standard Blue (Prana Entertainment) on the March 17 edition of Java Jazz as the spotlight artist.

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Altamont: An In-depth Look

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On paper what was tabbed “The Woodstock of the West” couldn’t be anything short of amazing.

The free concert on Dec. 6, 1969, headlined by the Rolling Stones with the Grateful Dead, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Jefferson Airplane and Santana on the undercard at the Altamont Motor altamont_cover_Speedway near Livermore, Calif., became a perfect storm where everything that could go wrong, went horribly beyond that and to this day, remains one of the most ghastly events in music history.

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