All About Jazz

Home » Tag Center » Tag: Severn Records

Content by tag "Severn Records"

ARTICLE: BLUES DELUXE

Summer 2019

Read "Summer 2019" reviewed by Doug Collette

Blues Deluxe is a regular column comprised of pithy takes on recent blues and roots-music releases of note. It spotlights titles in those genres that might otherwise go unnoticed under the cultural radar.

Johnny Shines
The Blues Came Falling Down: Live 1973
Omnivore Recordings
2019

The cumulative force ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Big Joe & The Dynaflows: Rockhouse Party

Read "Rockhouse Party" reviewed by Jim Trageser

Big Joe Maher, a veritable institution in our nation's capitol, has been active in Washington's jazz and blues scene since the 1980s, when he put together his own combo and also began drumming for former Powerhouse guitarist Tom Principato's blues band.

But it wasn't until he recorded his own debut, “Good Rockin' Daddy," in ...

ARTICLE: BLUES DELUXE

Winter 2018

Read "Winter 2018" reviewed by Doug Collette

Blues Deluxe is a regular column comprised of pithy takes on recent blues and roots-music releases of note. It spotlights titles in those genres that might otherwise go unnoticed under the cultural radar.

Logan Magness
Memphis On My Mind
Wolf River Records
2018

The core four musicians ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Kim Wilson: Blues and Boogie Vol. 1

Read "Blues and Boogie Vol. 1" reviewed by Doug Collette

Spearheaded by this long-time linchpin of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, on Blues and Boogie Vol. 1, a group of musicians as versatile as they are empathetic tackles classics from Little Walter, Elmore James and others. Kim Wilson and the ensemble not only display innate knowledge of its roots, but that elusive joy derived from actively honoring same. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Sugar Ray & The Bluetones: Seeing Is Believing

Read "Seeing Is Believing" reviewed by Jim Trageser

Possessed of a rich timber on both vocals and harmonica, a keen ear for melody, and an unerring feel for the blues, New England's Sugar Ray Norcia had the grand career misfortune to begin breaking nationally just before the pop punk band Sugar Ray came on the scene and sowed confusion among music fans.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mud Morganfield: For Pops | A Tribute To Muddy Waters

Read "For Pops | A Tribute To Muddy Waters" reviewed by Walter Atkins

For this CD release, Mud Morganfield pays tribute and shows love to his father, the legendary blues artist Muddy Waters. Listening to the Mud Morganfield and Kim Wilson disc For Pops | A Tribute To Muddy Waters, the energy of the first track “Gone to Main Street" is impressive. Morganfield's deep bluesy vocals are richly supported ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tad Robinson: A New Point of View

Read "A New Point of View" reviewed by Jim Santella

Contemporary soul/blues takes a ride on this studio session by singer Tad Robinson. He's been noticed lately through his work in the motion picture industry. His song, “Hold Tight, appears on the soundtrack to the motion picture The Guardian, which stars Kevin Costner, and he appears in the film Under Siege, starring Steven Seagal. On his ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Buck Hill: Relax

Read "Relax" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il tenor-sassofonista Buck Hill incarna la tipica figura di musicician’s musician: artista stimato dai suoi colleghi, ma poco noto al grande pubblico. Pochi sono i suoi CD. Per apprezzarne il sound corposo e granuloso, che trae spunto dai grandi modelli del jazz classico in quanto al timbro. E dopo le produzioni di mainstream degli anni ’90 per la Steeplechase, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Buck Hill: Relax

Read "Relax" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

The return of tenor saxohonist Buck Hill as a leader has taken more than fifteen years. His storied career in the Washington, DC area is relatively well known. Deciding to stay at home and retain his “day job" as a postal carrier, Hill sacrified a future in jazz which surely would have taken him to a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Buck Hill: Relax

Read "Relax" reviewed by Ken Hohman

Most times, our exposure to jazz musicians is limited to those who are lucky enough to play jazz as a full-time gig, whether they're supported by a major label, an academic institution or a rich uncle with a love for jazz. Tenor saxophonist Buck Hill, a working-class jazz musician, was never anyone's charity case. Like his ...