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Lettuce: Elevate

Read "Elevate" reviewed by Doug Collette

In what is perhaps an act of self-fulfilling purpose, Lettuce lives up to the title of this album, despite the fact it is not the same band that recorded Rage (Velour Recordings, 2008) or Fly (Velour Recordings, 2012). The current lineup is missing the two main instrumentalists from that pinnacle of progression: guitarist Eric Krasno and ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Foundation of Funk at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom

Read "Foundation of Funk at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom" reviewed by Geoff Anderson

Foundation of Funk
Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
Denver
February 11, 2017

Foundation: the base upon which something is built. From houses to skyscrapers, foundations are essential. They must be solid, strong and most of all, immovable. A funk foundation? That, too, must be solid and strong. But immovable? No, quite the ...

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

Vieux Farka Toure Returns for US Summer Tour: 16+ Dates

Vieux Farka Toure Returns for US Summer Tour: 16+ Dates

Vieux Farka Touré will be returning to the US for a Summer Tour not to be missed. His third studio album, The Secret, continues to receive rave reviews from Rolling Stone to NPR Music. His live shows have been paired down to a “power trio" consisting of Vieux on vocals/guitar, Mamadou Sidibe on bass, and drummer/multi-percussionist ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Vieux Farka Touré: "The Secret" is Out!

Vieux Farka Touré: The Secret
Traveling down Linden Blvd towards JFK Airport, Vieux Farka Touré had a realization. Having just left The Bunker recording studio in Brooklyn, he was discussing the sessions with his manager, Eric Herman. A newly constructed song, played in part by his father— the great Malian guitarist Ali Farka Touré—came on over the ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks Announce Tour Dates with New Band

Revelator (Sony MASTERWORKS), the long-awaited, song-oriented debut album by the husband-wife team of singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi and guitarist Derek Trucks, will be released June 7th. Filled with smoky, blues-dipped rockers and heart-stilling ballads that show off, respectively, the gutsier and softer side of Tedeschi's vocal ability, plus a series of emotive, story-telling solos shaped by Trucks's ...

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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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Eric Krasno: Reminisce

Read "Reminisce" reviewed by Doug Collette

There are no surprises on Soulive guitarist Eric Krasno's first solo album, but that's a good thing. Even with the familiar names involved in a project that's resulted in Reminisce, the music is fresh and wholly contemporary.

The album was produced by Krasno, and features mostly his own material. Soulive drummer Alan Evans recorded and ...

NEWS: EVENT

Guitarist John Scofield Presents Eric Krasno & Nigel Hall in Shades of Jazz at the Katonah Museum of Art

Guitarist John Scofield Presents Eric Krasno & Nigel Hall in Shades of Jazz at the Katonah Museum of Art

The Katonah Museum of Art invites you to enjoy an early summer evening of art and jazz with the second Shades of Jazz concert of the new season. As curator for the series, legendary guitarist John Scofield presents some of the brightest talents in jazz today and jams with them at the end of each performance ...