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Xavier Lecouturier: Music and Life Adventures in Epic Times

Xavier Lecouturier: Music and Life Adventures in Epic Times

Xavier Lecouturier photo by Daniel Sheehan BY PAUL RAUCH Drummer/composer Xavier Lecouturier has never been one to sit on the sidelines. His go-for-it approach to life can be traced back to surfing and mountain biking in the California of his youth. That ability to...
John Hansen: There Is a Piano in Madison Valley

John Hansen: There Is a Piano in Madison Valley

BY PAUL R. HARDING Long before the dust is blown off the history of the culture of the Northwest, we need to steady our view on those who have been essential to its story. Making sure we value with insight the artists who have made Seattle the unique region in music...
Greg Kramer: Engineering Elements of the Seattle Sound

Greg Kramer: Engineering Elements of the Seattle Sound

Greg Kramer photo by Daniel Sheehan BY PAUL RAUCH  Putting your finger on the musical identity of trombonist/composer Greg Kramer is a lot simpler than one might imagine. As a trombonist, you have likely not seen him in prominent jazz combos around town or...
Marina Christopher: Making a House a Tone

Marina Christopher: Making a House a Tone

Marina Christopher photo by Lisa Hagen Glynn BY  JONATHAN SHIPLEY Some houses are built on music. The bass lines—the foundation. The chords—lumber for the floors, the walls. Melodies for the doors, windows, the roof. Some houses are built on such things. Take,...
Eugenie Jones Fields an ‘A Team’ on New Album Players

Eugenie Jones Fields an ‘A Team’ on New Album Players

Eugenie Jones photo by Steve Korn. BY PAUL DE BARROS  When Seattle area singer Eugenie Jones started thinking about making her unusual third album, Players (don’t miss the release party March 12 at the Royal Room) like every musician, she thought about...

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