Content by tag "Iron City"

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Iron City: The Business

Read "The Business" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Guitarist Charlie Apicella and his band mates mix it up nicely with these originals and jazz standards, disavowing a rough-hewn presence and sporting a piquant mode of execution. The artists morph a somewhat traditional blue collar approach to the classic organ-combo into a contemporized product. The band may not 't reinvent the genre, but the diverse ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Charlie Apicella & Iron City Release New Album Sparks in March 2010

Charlie Apicella & Iron City Release New Album Sparks in March 2010

New York, New York -- After the success of the 2009 release Put The Flavor On It you would think guitarist and band leader Charlie Apicella would be hard pressed to duplicate such an outstanding recording. With Sparks due to drop in March, listeners and critics alike will be heaping the praise upon the Iron City ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Iron City: Put the Flavor On It

Read "Put the Flavor On It" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

How is it that a record can sound so pleasant but at the same time disappoint? That is the case with Iron City's Put the Flavor On It.

Iron City is an organ trio led by guitarist Charlie Apicella and presumably named after the legendary album by Grant Green, John Patton and Ben Dixon. Although this ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Grant Green: Iron City

Read "Iron City" reviewed by Douglas Payne

For guitarist Grant Green (1931-79), the years between 1965 and 1969 were lost in a battle with drugs. His graceful, easily identifiable single note phrases had caught many listeners' attention with a wide variety of excellent Blue Note dates between 1960 and 1965. Seemingly able to master any style, he never once diminished the force or ...