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Boz Scaggs: Out Of The Blues

Read "Out Of The Blues" reviewed by Doug Collette

It's been quite a while since Boz Scaggs' massive commercial breakthrough with Silk Degrees (Columbia, 1976), but even longer since he debuted as a solo artist, upon his departure from The Steve Miller Band, with his eponymous (domestic) debut album. Permeated with a soulful sense of the blues---even apart from the late Duane Allman's now-famous incendiary ...


Craig Fraedrich: Out of the Blues

Read "Out of the Blues" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Out of the Blues, featuring Craig Fraedrich on trumpet and flugelhorn with The Jazz Trumpet Ensemble, would have sounded great in the sweltering hard-bop landscape that Cannonball Adderley, The Jazz Messengers led by Art Blakey, Horace Silver and other jazz legends began to explore in the late 1950s.

Fraedrich has been featured trumpet soloist ...


Thom Rotella: Out of the Blues

Read "Out of the Blues" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il chitarrista americano Thom Rotella è un veterano degli studi di registrazione e ha prestato la sua chitarra elettrica a mille situazioni commerciali che vanno dalla musica da film ai jingle pubblicitari, ma la sua vera anima è da ricercare nei territori del blues jazzistico, dalle parti del leggendario Wes Montgomery, una influenza assolutamente evidente e certamente mai negata. Sin ...


Thom Rotella 4-tet: Out of the Blues

Read "Out of the Blues" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Let's hear it for the straight-ahead, blues-drenched, Blue Note circa 1955 blowing session. Sometimes after feasting on the rich duck pate of ECM or the decadent foie gras of Winter & Winter, the listener just craves the black-eyed peas and collards simplicity of the blues. Let's also hear it for a full, round arch top guitar ...