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Oteil Burbridge: Long Live the Dead

Read "Oteil Burbridge: Long Live the Dead" reviewed by Alan Bryson

In 2015 rhythm guitarist Bob Weir and drummer Bill Kreutzmann, founding members of the Grateful Dead, formed the band Dead & Company, along with longtime Grateful Dead keyboardist Jeff Chimention and drummer / percussionist Mickey Hart. They enlisted some fresh blood into the band with the addition of singer/guitarist John Mayer, and bassist Oteil Burbridge. A ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

2018 Newport Jazz Festival

Read "2018 Newport Jazz Festival" reviewed by Richard Conde

This years 2018 Newport Jazz Festival was held at the scenic Fort Adams State Park in Newport Rhode Island. Newport Jazz Festival's artistic director Christian McBride put together an impressive line up with a wide range of talent, ranging from Pat Metheny, Jazzmeia Horn, NEA Jazz Master Charles Lloyd, and George Clinton with Parliament Funkadelic just ...

MUSICIAN Born:

david joshua

Funk drummer, Brazilian trained percussionist. Studied under Ivo Araujo master rhythmist. Bands include: Manhattan Samba, Samba NY, Gatoritmo. Electronic music composer and producer. Shows include: Carnegie Hall with Wycelff, opening drum band for Gogol Bordello rock tour, Pharrell and the Neptunes Spike TV, Globo Brazil, MTV, Univision, Paul Winter Consort, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Greenwhich village Halloween parade, SOBS nightclub house band for 10 years. Studied at Dubspot music academy NY. Owner of downjazz records. Producer of the funk, Neo-Soul album: Detroit Rising: A Cosmic Jazz Funk Adventure

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Funk Off: Things Change

Read "Things Change" reviewed by Alex Franquelli

The whole point, when it comes to marching bands, is that they have to well, stroll around while playing their instruments. I guess, you guess, that the whole point is lost on CD, where the mono-dimensional (time) facet of the spectrum monopolises the dynamics of the whole. Things Change makes obviously no exception, but does it ...

Tomás Doncker Band: Moanin' at Midnight

Read "Moanin' at Midnight" reviewed by Paul Naser

Internationally renowned guitarist and vocalist Tomás Doncker has worked with such greats as Bootsy Collins and Ivan Neville. His newest release, Moanin' at Midnight: The Howlin Wolf Project (True Groove, 2014), a tribute to blues legend Chester Burnett, otherwise known as Howlin' Wolf, has all the raw energy that a blues record like this needs. The ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Billy Kilson: Nasty Pitch

Read "Billy Kilson: Nasty Pitch" reviewed by Trish Richardson

Here's the wind up. And the pitch. Whoa, did you see that one folks? That pitch was just nasty.

In baseball, occasionally a ball gets thrown by the pitcher that is so good, so perfectly placed, so unbelievable, the announcer calls it nasty. The opposing batter doesn't have much chance of hitting it, but ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Days 4-10: June 27-July 3, 2011

Read "TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Days 4-10: June 27-July 3, 2011" reviewed by Alain Londes

TD Toronto Jazz Festival 2011
Toronto, Canada
June 24-July 3, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

On Monday evening, fans had a few hard choices to make among the headliners. At Koerner Hall, award-winning Dee Dee Bridgewater paid tribute to Lady Day, Billie Holiday.

Meanwhile at the Enwave Theatre, Kurt Elling ...