It’s been said that jazz was born in New Orleans and it grew up in Kansas City. That’s where I grew up too, learning to love the sounds of the city’s storied past. Now I’m on a mission to unearth what I haven’t heard.
Monday, February 1 2010
Nineteen tracks of pure, unhinged good-time music with an infectious energy that recall the earliest days of jazz.
Thursday, January 28 2010
Ellis continues to pound away at the blues with the force of a battering ram, but crisp, polished production cleans off the muck, grime, and grub that should have been left on this disc.
Monday, January 25 2010
A 10-track collection of groovy, danceable trademark Sanchez, Psychedelic Blues is enjoyable but inessential.
Wednesday, January 20 2010
Recorded live at his home club on Chicago's south side, Anderson is joined at his birthday gig by a top-notch group for three long-form pieces that skronk, squeal, soothe, and swing.
Wednesday, January 6 2010
While a few tracks on Things About Comin' My Way breeze by more than they burn, there's some outstanding playing and a few gems scattered throughout its expansive 17-track presentation.