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Album Review

Tom Hunter: Here I Go Again

Read "Here I Go Again" reviewed by Jim Santella


Using his big, booming baritone voice, Tom Hunter sings jazz and blues with a convincing delivery. Much of the program on Here I Go Again, his third album, recalls the traditional spirit of Dr. John and like-minded artists from the Big Easy. Coincidentally, he also plays organ and piano, making those keys sparkle alongside each vocal selection. However, Hunter has put so much variety into his program that there's just no way to pigeonhole him.

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Album Review

Nachito Herrera: Bemb

Read "Bemb" reviewed by Chris May


Nachito Herrera conceived this recording as an exposition of eleven different Cuban song forms--from bolero and cha-cha-cha through guaracha and guanguanco, with a strong admixture of jazz throughout--but any danger of Bembé En Mi Casa coming on like a college lecture disappears with track one, note one. A campus riot would be a more accurate description. Like the title track says, “Party at mine!" The music starts out hot and passionate and stays that way, with only brief pauses for ...


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