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Into the ‘Now’s The Time’ Warp & Much More

Read "Into the ‘Now’s The Time’ Warp & Much More" reviewed by Marc Cohn

Oh, what a show for you! We start with twenty-first century New-Orleans-centric sounds from Charlie Dennard on the B-3, Billy Martin's Wicked Knee, Binker Golding, and a sexy song from Herlin Riley. We celebrate the life of Sonny Rollins with tracks from his Jazz Contrasts sideman gig with Kenny Dorham. And then there are two really ...

Article: Album Review

Billy Martin's Wicked Knee: Heels over Head

Read "Heels over Head" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Fondato dal batterista co-leader dei Medeski, Martin & Wood, Billy Martin, Wicked Knee è un assortito quartetto che ha pubblicato da poco Heels over Head, un album ricco di ritmo, nato - come espressamente dichiarato da Billy Martin - per intrattenere ascoltatori capaci di lasciarsi andare al divertimento. In netta antitesi alla musica cervellotica di alcune ...


Article: Album Review

Billy Martin's Wicked Knee: Heels Over Head

Read "Heels Over Head" reviewed by Doug Collette

After a long series of way under-the radar solo projects, drummer Billy Martin has chosen a more accessible route in the last couple of years, beginning with his duo collaboration with keyboardist Wil Blades, Shimmy (The Royal Potato Family, 2012).The followup to the eponymous seven-track EP, Heels Over Head is equally easy to digest, ...


Article: Album Review

Billy Martin's Wicked Knee: Heels Over Head

Read "Heels Over Head" reviewed by Mark Corroto

What if drummer Billy Martin of the late-20th, now 21st-century band Medeski Martin and Wood had been born at the end of the 19th century in New Orleans? What kind of music would he play? Certainly, it would have a brass band setting and be inflected with blues feel. Invite Buddy Bolden over tonight, because we ...


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