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Vanessa Collier: Meeting My Shadow

Read "Meeting My Shadow" reviewed by James Nadal

During the golden age of rhythm and blues, the saxophonist, who often doubled on vocals, was the leader of the band, and the star of the show. Fast forward, and we find Vanessa Collier who is all of the above, and also a genuine quadruple threat. With an honored degree from Berklee, and having spent several ...

Joe Louis Walker - Live in Istanbul

Read "Joe Louis Walker - Live in Istanbul" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Joe Louis Walker
Live in Istanbul
MVD Visual
Valutazione: * * *
2015

Un Louis Walker energico e pimpante, più giovane di vent'anni (oggi ne ha 67), è il protagonista di questo DVD ripreso a Istanbul in uno dei periodi più felici della sua carriera.
Tra i protagonisti ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Wil Blades: Field Notes

Read "Field Notes" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

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 in groove. Throughout the past fifteen years, this B-3 bombardier has worked with blues and ...

ARTICLE: FROM THE INSIDE OUT

What a Wonderful World (of Music)

Read "What a Wonderful World (of Music)" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

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

2012 Thelonious Monk International Drums Competition

Read "2012 Thelonious Monk International Drums Competition" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner

It can never be said that the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz does anything halfway. Held annually at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, this year's competition and gala concert was ambitious and extravagant--equal parts a celebration of jazz drumming, a salute to women's past and present contributions to the art form, and a promotion for ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Rhythm & Ribs Jazz And Blues Festival Artists Announced

Rhythm & Ribs Jazz And Blues Festival Artists Announced

Festival organizers and producers have officially announced the complete line up of artists who will be performing at the 2012 Rhythm & Ribs Jazz and Blues Festival in Kansas City on Saturday, October 13. Festival Artists Following is the complete listing of festival performers by venue. Individual performance times will be posted over the coming days for this ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

2012 Rhythm & Ribs Jazz And Blues Festival Line Up Set For October 13

2012 Rhythm & Ribs Jazz And Blues Festival Line Up Set For October 13

Celebrating Kansas City’s rich tradition of Jazz and BBQ the 2012 Rhythm & Ribs Jazz & Blues Festival is scheduled to take place once again in the historic 18th and Vine Jazz District at the American Jazz Museum on Saturday, October 13. Headlining the 2012 festival are trumpet legend and Best Latin Jazz Album Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval, Grammy ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Joe Louis Walker Celebrates Alligator Debut with Philadelphia Performances

Joe Louis Walker Celebrates Alligator Debut with Philadelphia Performances

Award-winning guitar slinger, passionate vocalist and gifted songwriter Joe Louis Walker, currently celebrating the release of his Alligator Records debut, Hellfire, will perform at Warmdaddy's in Philadelphia on Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18, 2012. The Wall Street Journal celebrates Hellfire's “appealing immediacy" and says, “Walker's raspy, powerhouse voice is out front while his stinging ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Blues Legend Joe Louis Walker Celebrates Label Debut with Philadelphia Performances

Award-winning guitar slinger, passionate vocalist and gifted songwriter Joe Louis Walker, currently celebrating the release of his Alligator Records debut, Hellfire, will perform at Warmdaddy's in Philadelphia on Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18, 2012. Walker has been releasing groundbreaking music since 1986 and has toured—and continues to tour—worldwide. He has won four Blues Music ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Joe Louis Walker's "Hellfire" Set for January 31 Release

On January 31, Alligator Records will release Joe Louis Walker's Hellfire. Hellfire was produced by songwriter/drummer Tom Hambridge (producer of Buddy Guy's two most recent Grammy-winning CDs, Skin Deep and Living Proof, as well as albums for Susan Tedeschi, George Thorogood and others), From the psychedelic overtones of the title track (a harrowing and personal tale of ...