Thursday, October 23 2014
What if today’s jazz is a little bit Bill Frisell and a little bit Ornette Coleman?
This disc marks the official arrival of a major talent: clearly steeped in the blues tradition who can shift seamlessly between feedback-frenzied rawness and cool, old school soul and funk.
Tuesday, October 21 2014
You'd be hard-pressed to find a more creative way to celebrate the legacy of Maya Angelou than to put some slap bass behind her evocative spoken word poetry.
Friday, October 17 2014
Rhino’s seven CD retrospective box set Soundtracks covers off the bulk of Ry Cooder’s ‘80s film work. Interesting and varied, this is a worthy re-issue.
The constantly morphing new jazz trio moves into deeply atmospheric, electronic territory and dares you to follow.
The latest from M.C. Taylor and Scott Hirsch's country-leaning band serves as an re-introduction and a rebirth for their signature sound.
Thursday, October 16 2014
For those keen on funky, NOLA grooves, Flow Tribe's "Back and Forth" will do the trick just right.
Tuesday, October 14 2014
The jazz trio, supplemented by frequent partner John Scofield, put out another appealing blend of jazz and groove music -- a flavorful if somewhat slight version of what they do best.
Monday, October 13 2014
With some luck, we’ll be talking about JW-Jones in the same breath as we do Johnny Winter and Jimmie Vaughan.
Fly guy Mark Turner makes a sparse quartet really work for him and you.