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July 20, 2019
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You’re never too old to “live the dream,” no matter what it is. Mick Clarke, from Surrey, England, proves this on his new album Steppin’ Out. Reviewers on YouTube have ...
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Backed once again by a killer band of fellow Cuban musicians, the visionary singer, composer and songwriter has stripped everything back to the core. Holding sessions in a ...
Comments Off on CD review: Daymé Arocena – Sonocardiogram 2019: Videos, CD cover
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Larry Griffith has been based in Atlanta since 1990 and has produced a series of albums and EPs over the years. His latest Bonafide reflects a turbulent time in his ...
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Although Bob Frank has spent a lifetime in the blues and roots music field and recorded several albums with the band Blue Lunch this is his first solo ...
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West Coast singer/songwriter Beth Hart has established herself as the undisputed queen of live blues recordings, something she drives home in style with this release, the third two-CD ...
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Wolf Records clearly thought that they had exhausted the supply of Magic Slim & The Teardrops material with their release of Pure Magic in 2014 but then the recordings of ...
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“Sing us a song – you’re the piano man.” Eight words from Billy Joel, so simple yet so haunting, have etched themselves into our collective memory. From Pinetop ...
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Harp player/vocalist has been a fixture in the Central California music scene since the late ‘80s, and shows why with this collection of straight-ahead Chicago- and West Coast-style ...
Comments Off on CD review: John Clifton – In The Middle Of Nowhere 2019: Video, CD covers
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William Parker’s work on record was the subject of an 8-page “Primer” in the May 2019 issue of The Wire, in a rare occasion of that feature focusing ...
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There can be few readers of The Clarinet who are unfamiliar with the outstanding artistry and career of Ken Peplowski. He is one of the finest jazz instrumentalists on the ...
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Having given a rave review to Rich Halley’s album The Outlier, I was curious to hear this latest release. This one is more free-form improvisation, not as tightly ...
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Kenny Parker is one of those rare front men who leaves the singing to others, supporting himself with an assemblage of world-class bandmates. That’s the case here for ...
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Big Jay McNeely – I’m Still Here – Big Jay Sings The Blues The late legendary R&B-jump blues sax player Big Jay McNeely recorded this album just before his ...
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A second album by a quartet formed in 2016 by Swedish composer, drummer and multi-instrumentist Martin Brandqvist. Debut album “Reflections” was acclaimed by Swedish jazz journalism, and ranked ...
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Unfortunately it’s not very often that we get to hear Mike LeDonne, world-renowned Hammond B-3 organist and leader of the acclaimed Groover Quartet, fronting a piano trio session ...
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The Spanish Heart Band – Antidote, due out June 28 on Concord Jazz, revisits songs from Corea’s classic albums My Spanish Heart and Touchstone with a multi-cultural octet, ...
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Inspiration comes from many sources. For legendary drummer Al Foster, it stems from the two groups of people who are closest to him: the jazz giants he’s been ...
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This hugely enjoyable and highly inventive album is dedicated to the late Umberto Eco, a lifelong friend of accordionist Gianni Coscia and an ardent champion of this particular ...
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Guitarist Tim Finoulst releases a second own album with his regular trio after Narrative. He was already able to profile himself strongly in a duo with Kim Versteynen ...
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The frequency and intensity of Afro-centric music being created and released across the African Diaspora born and bred among the erstwhile Spanish colonies within the Latin American realm ...
Comments Off on CD review: Josean Jacobo & Tumbao – Cimarrón 2019: Video, CD cover