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Bonerama: Shake It Baby

Read "Shake It Baby" reviewed by Wade Luquet

Bonerama is fun. Bonerama is powerful. And in their first full-length studio CD, they have made a switch from their previous live recordings of brass-infused funk to brass infused-rock. Along with the ever present trio of trombones, the bands guitarist, Bert Cotton, has stepped up to the front line to become a major player with his ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Rahim AlHaj & the Little Earth Orchestra Find a Global Voice for Peace

Asylum in New Mexican Maqam: Rahim AlHaj and the Little Earth Orchestra Find a Global Voice for Peace Via Iraqi Sounds

In the dry mountains of New Mexico, an Iraqi oud (lute) master raises homing pigeons. Persecuted for a single potent song, he fled his native land, only to be deprived of his beloved instruments at ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Robin Eubanks: Get 2 It

Read "Get 2 It" reviewed by David Adler

Robin Eubanks reconvenes his Mental Images ensemble on this wholly independent release. Playing both standard and electric trombones, Eubanks leads his players and special guests with enthusiasm and finesse. As on previous releases, he tips his hat to Wayne Shorter, this time with a beautiful “House of Jade" (with electrified intro/outro). The rest of the tracks ...

Robin Eubanks: Get 2 It

Read "Get 2 It" reviewed by AAJ Staff

On his sixth CD as a leader, Robin Eubanks progresses from the distinguished history of the jazz trombone, and he moves ahead to advance its voice in a way that few other trombonists have done. With the recent passing of J.J. Johnson and Al Grey, Eubanks is taking the lessons from their own innovations and is ...

Robin Eubanks and Mental Images: Get 2 It

Read "Get 2 It" reviewed by Jim Santella

Robin Eubanks' electronic trombone is something else. Horn players have been trying for decades to create a vocal-like sound on their instruments. The plunger mute helped brass players when jazz was young. The electronic saxophone and EWI have allowed reed players to play harmony and create inspiring effects; yet, neither instrument has allowed sufficiently for vocal ...

Robin Eubanks and Mental Images: Get 2 It

Read "Get 2 It" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Like many creative endeavors, there seems to be cyclical nature to the trends and fashions that influence artist's musical undertakings. The impact of acid rock and funk could be heard in the jazz of artists such as Miles Davis and John McLaughlin when they “plugged in" during the late '60s and early '70s. We would then ...

Robin Eubanks and Mental Image: Get 2 It

Read "Get 2 It" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Music of lasting value seems to transcend time and place. In other words, if it has eternal worth it will sound as fresh ten or twenty years down the road as it did the day it was recorded. You can't say that about a lot of the jazz that has been documented over the past twenty ...

Robin Eubanks and Mental Images: Get 2 It

Read "Get 2 It" reviewed by Jim Santella

Robin Eubanks' electronic trombone is something else. Horn players have been trying for decades to create a vocal-like sound on their instruments. The plunger mute helped brass players when jazz was young. The electronic saxophone and EWI have allowed reed players to play harmony and create inspiring effects; yet, neither instrument has allowed sufficiently for vocal ...

Robin Eubanks: Get 2 It

Read "Get 2 It" reviewed by AAJ Staff

On his sixth CD as a leader, Robin Eubanks progresses from the distinguished history of the jazz trombone, and he moves ahead to advance its voice in a way that few other trombonists have done. With the recent passing of J.J. Johnson and Al Grey, Eubanks is taking the lessons from their own innovations and is ...