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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Hot 8 Brass Band: On the Spot

Read "On the Spot" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

On the Spot celebrates the fifth album and twenty year history of The Hot 8 Brass Band, the first American band signed by UK-based Tru-Thoughts Records. Like their New Orleans hometown, The Hot 8 knows tragedy, from Hurricane Katrina to the separate deaths of five bandmates, yet triumphantly and fiercely embody the Dionysian energy and gospel ...

Groovin’ Hard In Every Style

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Big Mean Sound Machine
Runnin' for the Ghost
Peace & Rhythm | Blank Slate Records
2017

On Runnin' for the Ghost, Big Mean Sound Machine sounds intent on obliterating every imaginable musical border: the lines between regional or geographic styles, the divide between acoustic and electronic instruments, the ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

David Finck: The Bass, Scatting Offenses, and the Back Hoe

Read "David Finck: The Bass, Scatting Offenses, and the Back Hoe" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

David Finck is not only a first-call bassist with a long resume of high-profile recordings and gigs, but he's one of the most versatile musicians on any instrument. Finck has been in the studio, touring, and/or sharing the world's greatest stages with everyone from Andre Previn to Ivan Lins, Woody Herman to Natalie Cole and Kenny ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Bunny Brunel And Stanley Clarke Bring Notable Bass Players Together For This Historical New Bass CD, Entitled "Bunny Brunel And Friends - Bass Ball"

Bunny Brunel And Stanley Clarke Bring Notable Bass Players Together For This Historical New Bass CD, Entitled "Bunny Brunel And Friends - Bass Ball"

“I think Bass Ball is a great, innovative record with some of the best bass players in the world, encompassing a variety of styles.” –Bunny Brunel If you like the bass, then you will love Bass Ball, a new CD encompassing everything that’s great about the bass. The innovative album is produced by Bunny Brunel and Stanley ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

2016: A Look Back At Deaths In Music

2016: A Look Back At Deaths In Music

In this mournful but important look back at a tragedy filled 2016, the Soundfly Team take a moment to remember and reflect on the all to numerous contributors to the music industry who passed away during the year and the legacy which they left behind. Guest Post by the Soundfly Team on Flypaper Well, it’s that time of ...

Ed Calle: Ed Calle 360

Read "Ed Calle 360" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Miami-based Latin Grammy saxophonist Ed Calle follows up on his award-winning Dr. Ed Calle Presents Mamblue (Mojito Records, 2015) album, with the audacious Ed Calle 360 offering a dynamic selection of music presenting less of the Latin flavor and more of the contemporary side of jazz, with a touch of Nashville, fusion, Afro-Cuban as well as ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Umbria Jazz Winter 23

Read "Umbria Jazz Winter 23" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Orvieto
30.12.2015-03.01.2016


Per certi aspetti abbiamo assistito a un'edizione in tono minore per Umbria Jazz Winter, soprattutto dal punto di vista dell'originalità dell'offerta. Esasperando una formula vincente già sperimentata in passato, quasi tutti i protagonisti invitati, quelli di maggior richiamo come i nomi meno noti, sono stati ospitati “in residenza" ...

NEWS: RADIO

Christmas Jazz Begins Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Jazz Begins Thanksgiving Day

Jazz Lovers Radio announces the beginning of the Christmas Jazz season with a sprinkling of Christmas Jazz favorites starting Thanksgiving Day. Each week in December, more holiday tracks will be added to the Jazz Lovers Radio playlists as Christmas Day approaches. The most listenable Christmas Jazz in the world will be featured around the clock starting Christmas week all the way through Christmas ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Virtuoso Flutist Lori Bell Returns With 9th Studio Album On January 15, 2016

Virtuoso Flutist Lori Bell Returns With 9th Studio Album On January 15, 2016

Brooklyn Dreaming Is An Homage To Brooklyn/New York City Renditions of Classics By Monk, Mingus and Earle Hagen Quartet Includes Pianist Tamir Hendelman, Bassist Katie Thiroux and Drummer Matt Witek A flutist and composer of admirable depth and broad musical sympathies, Brooklyn native Lori Bell has contributed to the development of higher standards of performance while earning acclaim from ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Derek Nash Acoustic Quartet: You've Got To Dig It To Dig It, You Dig?

Read "You've Got To Dig It To Dig It, You Dig?" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

You've Got To Dig It To Dig It, You Dig?: not just a groovy album title, but wise words of advice. Saxophonist and bandleader Derek Nash clearly takes this advice to heart, crafting an album that's filled with eminently dig-able music.

The advice that inspires Nash and his fellow players, as well as inspiring ...