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IN AN EFFORT TO KEEP SOME VERY AMAZING MUSICIANS FROM BEING FORGOTTEN, I HAVE LAUNCHED THIS SITE WITH THE HOPE THAT THEIR MUSIC WILL LIVE ON.

Joe Kelly's 4 plus one rose to regional and national acclaim throughout the 1970s and 1980s as "The band to see" when visiting Chicago.

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  • BARRET DEEMS

    DRUMS

    The legendary Barret Deems played with Luis Armstrong and was once the fastest drummer on the planet. Armstrong once said that Barret made coffee nervous.

  • QUINN WILSON

    UPRIGHT BASS

    Quinn Wilson was one of the best upright bass players that ever lived.

  • MICHAEL FORD

    PIANO

    “Sweet Michael” could rock the keys.

  • JOHNNY BOARD

    SAX

    Johnny Board was one of the best sax players that ever lived.

These Live Recordings made at the height of the bands success in the late 1970s are uniquely Chicago and provide a real flavor of a town, a time and a place. Give each track a listen. If you like what you hear, you can download the whole lot for a $10 donation. Click HERE to give it a listen

About this Blog // Jazz is a journey and my travels with some of the greatest musicians to ever play was very special.

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