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Adam Nussbaum: The Lead Belly Project

Read "The Lead Belly Project" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini

Il noto batterista Adam Nussbaum guida un bel quartetto con il saxofonista Ohad Talmor e i due chitarristi Steve Cardenas e Nate Radley in un viaggio alla riscoperta delle melodie piane e semplici di Huddie William Ledbetter, meglio noto come Leadbelly o, se vogliamo aderire alla versione preferita da Nussbaum, Lead Belly. Un viaggio profumato ovviamente ...

Super Hi-Fi: Super Hi Fi Plays Nirvana

Read "Super Hi Fi Plays Nirvana" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Super Hi-Fi founder and bassist Ezra Gale established his cassette-and download-only label Very Special Recordings to give his compatriots and their fans the chance to take a chance. “The fact that cassettes are cheap to manufacture and to buy is huge, because we can take chances and just put out things we love, which we wouldn't ...

ARTICLE: FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Sometimes Jazz Takes Guts

Read "Sometimes Jazz Takes Guts" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Brownout
Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath II
Ubiquity Records
2016

Brownout bandleader and guitarist Adrian Quesada listened to a lot of different music, including blood-curdling heavy metal monsters Black Sabbath, while growing up in South Texas. Even while creating original music more reflective of their Mexican and American funk, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Elisabeth Sheperd: The Signal

Read "The Signal" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Vi ricordate i Matt Bianco? Erano un gruppo britannico degli anni ottanta, esponenti di punta del cosiddetto “New Cool" assieme a Style Council e Working Week. Per il loro piacevole pop-jazz e le affinità con la cantante Basia Trzetrzelewska, mi sono tornati in mente ascoltando questo disco di Elisabeth Shepherd.

Il confronto può ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver

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Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters
Fillmore Auditorium
Denver
October 4, 2014

Robert Plant's new album, Lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar (Nonesuch, 2014), is an atmospheric affair; music suitable for horseback riding at twilight in misty woods while on the lookout for the Headless Horseman. Perhaps the Led Zeppelin tune ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Back Door: BBC In Concert

Read "BBC In Concert" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The Back Door story belongs to a brief but rather glorious time in British popular music. A time when a free-blowing jazz trio could emerge from the resident band of a northern cabaret club, a summer season in seaside variety theatre, afternoon jam sessions and the band of an iconic figure from the British blues boom. ...

Beyond The Blues

Read "Beyond The Blues" reviewed by Skip Heller

Back when I was a kid--I was born in 1965--the first comprehensive push for children's education about American Black History was on. Elementary school libraries suddenly included books about Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and George Washington Carver, and there were even a few books about jazz and blues for young readers.

I wish I could ...

Heritage Blues Orchestra: And Still I Rise

Read "And Still I Rise" reviewed by James Nadal

If ever there was a perfect title for a blues record, it has to be And Still I Rise , serving notice that the Heritage Blues Orchestra is a revival force with which to be reckoned. The group dishes out pure blues, blending greasy gut-bucket, hallelujah gospel, down home country, Chicago's South Side and everything in ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Bob Riesman: I Feel So Good - The Life And Times Of Big Bill Broonzy

Read "Bob Riesman: I Feel So Good - The Life And Times Of Big Bill Broonzy" reviewed by Jack Huntley

I Feel So Good: The Life And Times Of Big Bill Broonzy

Bob Riesman

Cloth; 336 pages

ISBN 97800226717456

University of Chicago Press

2011

Guitarist and singer Big Bill Broonzy is one of those musicians whose reach cannot be limited to his immediate musical era or genre. Like his ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Stve Slagle "Scenes, Songs & Solos"

Scenes, Songs & Solos: A Composition and Improvisation Workbook for the Creative Musician by Steve Slagle "Steve Slagle speaks of things that need to be heard."—Joe Lovano "Full of fresh, original, and inspirational ideas about music and life."— Randy Brecker "I loved this book! And I'm not even a professional musician."—Sue Mingus Master jazz saxophonist, educator (Manhattan School of Music), ...