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NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

StLJn Saturday Video Showcase: Karl Denson's Tiny Universe revisited

StLJn Saturday Video Showcase: Karl Denson's Tiny Universe revisited

This week, let's take a look at some videos featuring saxophonist and singer Karl Denson and his band Tiny Universe, who are coming back to St. Louis for a gig on Friday, June 21 at the Atomic Cowboy Pavilion. After an absence of nearly six years, KDTU were here most recently in December of last year for ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Sure Fire Soul Ensemble: Out On The Coast

Read "Out On The Coast" reviewed by Joe Gatto

Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, from jny: San Diego, is one of the most talented new bands on the West Coast. Mixing funk, soul, jazz, and Latin & African influences to create unique, exciting music... their “cinematic soul" is like a cross between the music from Jim Jarmusch movies & Blacksploitation films of the 1970s.

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Anthony Smith Quintet CD Release At Cornelia St. Cafe: "Play It Forward"

Anthony Smith Quintet CD Release At Cornelia St. Cafe: "Play It Forward"

Established Vibraphonist/Composer Anthony Smith Starts Fresh in New York City, Releases New Double-Recording, Play It Forward, Volume One and Two Release Concert at Cornelia St. Café, October 4th, 2015, 9pm Recording Features Rising Stars of NYC Jazz Scene: Syberen Van Munster (guitar), Petros Klampanis (bass), Kenny Pexton (saxophone), Mark Ferber (drums) A couple years ago, vibraphonist/pianist/composer Anthony Smith ...

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 ...

The Greyboy Allstars: Inland Emperor

Read "Inland Emperor" reviewed by Doug Collette

Something of a modern urban funk legend, due in large measure to the high-profile solo endeavors of keyboardist Robert Walter and horn man Karl Denson, The Greyboy Allstars nevertheless know intuitively when to reconvene to the greatest effect. Inland Emperor is their first collaboration in the six years and it bears all the earmarks of their ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Global Noize: A Prayer For The Planet

Read "Global Noize: A Prayer For The Planet" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

Global Noize
A Prayer For The Planet
Lightyear/EMI
2011

Global Noize isn't simply a rather unconventional band. It's also a high concept on a mission. Take a musician with plenty of experience making jazz and pop music (keyboardist Jason Miles), mix in a turntablist (DJ Logic, who knows his way ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Global Noize Featuring Jason Miles, DJ Logic & Falu: "A Prayer For The Planet" Out August 23, 2011 Via Lightyear/EMI

Global Noize Featuring Jason Miles, DJ Logic & Falu: "A Prayer For The Planet" Out August 23, 2011 Via Lightyear/EMI

"A vibe that's a freewheeling swirl of jazz, funk, electronica, world fusion and blues that's grounded at times, trippy and sensual most of the time, and—on the wings of the ethereal vocals of Falu—truly transcendent and spiritual." —Jonathan Widran, All Music Guide New York, NY—We are at what is clearly a line of demarcation in our society, where ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Soulive Announces US Tour Dates

Soulive Announces US Tour Dates

Soulive Announces US Tour Dates Rubber Soulive Debuts at No. 1 on iTunes Jazz Soulive has announced U.S. tour dates for the remainder of 2010 in support of their ninth studio album, Rubber Soulive. The 27-show run kicks off this weekend with a New York City hometown blow out dubbed The Royal Family Ball at Terminal 5, featuring ...

Electric Avenue Fest: Denson, Hollingsworth

Electric Avenue Fest: Denson, Hollingsworth

ELECTRIC AVENUE MUSIC FESTIVAL TO TAKE PLACE LABOR DAY WEEKEND ON WELTON ST. IN FRONT OF CERVANTES'

Electric Avenue Music and Arts Festival will take place right outside of Cervantes' Masterpiece on Welton Street in Denver, Colorado over three nights and two fun-filled days with music beginning at 1 pm on both Saturday and Sunday, September 4 and 5, ...