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NEWS: RECORDING

Blake Aaron Spins Soulful Guitar Tales On “Soul Stories,” Coming May 5

Blake Aaron Spins Soulful Guitar Tales On “Soul Stories,” Coming May 5

"Wes Side Story” bodes to be the fourth single from the set to enter the Billboard Top 10. Aliso Viejo, CA—Guitarist Blake Aaron utilized an unconventional approach when constructing his fifth album, Soul Stories, which will be released May 5 by Innervision Records. To maintain his presence on radio and in the marketplace while juggling a busy ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Sir Sultry Quintet: Soleangeles

Read "Soleangeles" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Soleángeles is a mashup of two words: Soleá is a mother's song in the Spanish flamenco tradition, while Angeles means “the City of Angels." Soleángeles is also a mashup of two worlds: The Sir Sultry Quintet--led by composer, guitarist and vocalist Ethan Margolis--recorded this set in Seville (Spain) and Los Angeles (California). Margolis spent more than ...

ARTICLE: FROM THE INSIDE OUT

What a Wonderful World (of Music)

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Wil Blades
Field Notes
Royal Potato Family
2014

It's good to know that no matter how many things change around us, there's still nothing that kicks out the jams like a good old school B-3 organ, guitar and drum trio.

Wil Blades provides an excellent case study ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Herb Alpert-Lani Hall Quintet at Musical Instrument Museum

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Herb Alpert-Lani Hall Quintet
Musical Instrument Museum
Phoenix, Arizona
March 17, 2014

Trumpeter-vocalist Herb Alpert and vocalist Lani Hall performed a lively and captivating concert that linked their past triumphs to their newest collaborations. The uber-professionalism of this concert conveyed the ambience of a New York City cabaret show, an informal ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jazz Icon Herb Alpert is "Steppin' Out" with New Album November 19

Jazz Icon Herb Alpert is "Steppin' Out" with New Album November 19

Grammy®-winning jazz great Herb Alpert is Steppin’ Out on November 19 with a new album on Shout! Factory. Combining pop instrumentals and timeless jazz along with Latin-influenced rhythms reminiscent of the Tijuana Brass, Steppin’ Out explores standards from the American Songbook as well as Alpert’s own catalog, and features his wife, the Grammy®-winning vocalist Lani Hall, ...