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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Rene Marie at Dazzle

Read "Rene Marie at Dazzle" reviewed by Geoff Anderson

Rene Marie
Dazzle
Denver, CO
August 4, 2017

Rene Marie exudes joy. Over the course of an 80 minute set, she can evoke nearly every human emotion, but it's joy that comes across most often. That's how much she loves to sing. She even had to divorce her husband of 23 ...

Kosi: I Know Who I Am

Read "I Know Who I Am" reviewed by James Nadal

With a resolute commitment to her art, singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer Kosi (Akosua Gyebi) has recently released various acclaimed records, culminating with a superb tribute to Abbey Lincoln, Ghosts Appearing through the Sound in 2015. The aptly titled I Know Who I Am is a personal odyssey through love, guilt, and absolution, leading to self-acceptance and validation, expressed with ...

Jamie Saft - Steve Swallow - Bobby Previte: Loneliness Road

Read "Loneliness Road" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

So, the front man for the rock/pop group called The Stooges gets an invite to pitch in with a classic jazz piano trio. The Stooge would be Iggy Pop; the piano trio, Jamie Saft's, with bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Bobby Previte. That's quite an experiment, like something Frank Zappa might have tried.

Pianist ...

Manuel Valera Trio: The Seasons

Read "The Seasons" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Although Manuel Valera originally staked his claim to fame as a “Latin jazz" pianist, it's fair to say that he has sought to transcend the constraints imposed by that label. On this release, the second by his trio with bassist Hans Glawischnig and drummer E.J. Strickland, Valera displays just as much interest in drawing from the ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Tim Bowness: Ghost Lights and Life Sentences

Read "Tim Bowness: Ghost Lights and Life Sentences" reviewed by John Kelman

As much as it's something most would prefer to avoid, when a pair of musicians share a lengthy musical history together it's difficult not to compare and contrast the work they do when apart. Beyond contributing added clarity to their individual work, it helps to articulate what each of them bring to the table when they're ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Tim Bowness: Lost in the Ghostlight

Read "Tim Bowness: Lost in the Ghostlight" reviewed by John Kelman

It's a somewhat hidden truth that a sizeable percentage of any musician's fan base believes that the music their favorite artists make is a direct reflection of their tastes. While an artist's music ought, indeed, be a reflection of what moves them, it's another truth that, more often than not, their listening habits run much farther ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Nicolas Kummert: La Diversité

Read "La Diversité" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Belgian saxophonist Nicolas Kummert has been influenced by African music since a two month stay in Senegal at the age of 17, where he collaborated with musicians from that country and later from Benin, Mali, Kenya, Sao Tomé, Morocco and Tunisia. He met award-winning Blue Note guitarist Lionel Loueke during a recording session for Beninese singer ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ian Shaw With The Phil Ware Trio at The Workmans Club

Read "Ian Shaw With The Phil Ware Trio at The Workmans Club" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Ian Shaw With The Phil Ware Trio
The Workmans Club
jny:Dublin, Ireland
January 21, 2017

A full house at The Workmans Club for Ian Shaw with the Phil Ware Trio was a heartening sight. Anything less, however, would have been disappointing, for Shaw is rightly considered by many as one ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mick Rossi: 160

Read "160" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Nato come commento musicale al documentario “Albi's Oboe" di Matt Dine, 160 (è la frequenza utilizzata nella registrazione del disco) -come talvolta accade in casi del genere, si svincola dalla sua funzione originale per trasformarsi in opera che vive di vita propria, autonoma e originale. Mick Rossi suona, oltre agli usuali pianoforte e batteria, una serie ...

NEWS: OPINION

James McMurtry On State of Texas, State Of The Music Business Plus The Digital Tip Jar [INTERVIEW]

James McMurtry On State of Texas, State Of The Music Business Plus The Digital Tip Jar [INTERVIEW]

In this interview Brad Auerbach speaking with singer-songwriter and proud Austin resident James McMurtry about the rapid evolution of the music industry, and his thoughts on digital “tip jar" and artistic philanthropy in general. Guest post by Brad Auerbach on Forbes James McMurtry is one of America’s songwriting treasures. Too often just out of the mainstream spotlight, he is ...


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