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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Hal Willner's Rock 'n' Rota

Read "Hal Willner's Rock 'n' Rota" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

"The whole is greater than the sum of its parts." Anyone who has ever been at an all-star event--especially if that was a tribute concert--has learned the importance of Aristotle's maxim the hard way. Maybe the occasion was momentous, the cast probably star-studded, the heart certainly in the right place and the expectations high... however, at ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Seven Women 2018 – Part II

Read "Seven Women 2018 – Part II" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Hey, this is starting to become a habit.

Nina Simone
Mood Indigo: The Complete Bethlehem Singles
Bethlehem Records
2018

Mood Indigo: The Complete Bethlehem Singles is a tidy summation of the first recordings made by vocalist/pianist Nina Simone. According to the liner notes, these selections, the singles releases ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Tortilla Soup with Tony Lindsay At Yoshi's

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Tortilla Soup with Tony Lindsay
Yoshi's Oakland
Post Eclipse Party
Oakland, CA
September 1, 2017

Powerhouse band Tortilla Soup lit up Yoshi's Oakland with their savory blend of soul, R&B, funk, Latin rock, and salsa along with special guest vocalist Tony Lindsay of Santana fame.

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Bassist John Gray And The Jazz Thieves "Brooklyn Elegy" Strike Again With New Video!

Bassist John Gray And The Jazz Thieves  "Brooklyn Elegy"  Strike Again With New Video!

New music video supporting their latest release Brooklyn Elegy. The Jazz Thieves, through personal and evocative lyrics, passionate and soulful improvisation, and thoughtful, wide-ranging originals revitalize jazz by reconnecting it to its roots. Inspired by their heroes Duke Ellington, Tom Waits, Bill Withers and Ray Charles, they “steal" the feel, fire and fervor of 70's soul, 50's ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ms. Taylor P. Collins and the TPC Band at Club Fox

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Ms. Taylor P. Collins and the TPC Band
Club Fox
Club Fox Blues Jam
Redwood City CA
May 13,2015

Seasoned San Francisco Bay Area blues vocalist and bandleader Ms. Taylor P. Collins and the TPC band played an invigorating midweek set at the Club Fox. The intimate venue, part of ...

Jose James: No Beginning No End

Read "No Beginning No End" reviewed by Enrique Turpin

Tal vez no sea intención de José James (Mineápolis, 1978) reemplazar a D'Angelo en el reinado del neo-soul que se empezó a fraguar a mediados de los años 90, pero puede que lo logre sin proponérselo. En su cuarto trabajo --y primero para Blue Note-- ha recuperado el testigo que seguía en el suelo a la ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The African Folk Soul of Bongos Ikwue

The 1970’s were an extremely fertile era for music. In America, progressive soul and funk broke new ground while London spawned the punk rock scene and Kingston, Jamaica gave the world roots reggae. In Nigeria, an extraordinarily diverse and dynamic cultural scene yielded not only Fela’s Afrobeat and juju’s peak with Sunny Ade and Ebenezer Obey ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Tedeschi Trucks Band Celebrates 1st Anniversary With Release Of Live Double-Disc Album "Everybody's Talkin"

Tedeschi Trucks Band Celebrates 1st Anniversary With Release Of Live Double-Disc Album "Everybody's Talkin"

Everybody’s Talkin’ — released on May 22 — is the title of the uplifting, energy-packed sophomore recording by Tedeschi Trucks Band, the 11-piece ensemble led by husband-wife team Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi that recently marked their first anniversary with a Grammy win for their debut album Revelator. TTB (as their fans know them) shows off ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Stuttering to the Top of the Charts

The Stuttering Foundation, a nonprofit organization helping people who stutter since 1947, has recognized the song “You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet," a 1974 number one hit by Bachman-Turner Overdrive, as being the most unique of the many rock songs featuring stuttering vocals.

Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation, said recently, “Not only was 'You Ain't ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Acclaimed Producer/Composer Sir Gant Releases Debut Solo Project "The Journey"

Acclaimed Producer/Composer Sir Gant Releases  Debut Solo Project "The Journey"

Elegant Mediaworks debuts The Journey, a new adult-contemporary/jazz/soul album release by Sir Gant & The Invisible Force, now available at sirgant.com, iTunes and most popular download sites. Written and performed by acclaimed producer/composer Dean Gant (a.k.a. Sir Gant), the music on this record showcases his personal style at its best. The record features a formidable roster of ...