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Ernestine Anderson Swings The Penthouse

7 hours agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Ernestine AndersonErnestine Anderson Swings The PenthouseHighNote With the recent passing of the wonderful singer, Ernestine Anderson, the release in 2015 of "Ernestine Anderson Swings The Penthouse" should not be overlooked. This live...Show More Summary

Nicolas Bearde Invitation

Nicolas BeardeInvitationRight Groove RecordsSan Francisco based vocalist Nicolas Bearde has hit the musical home run with his new recording "Invitation." This was produced by Nat Adderley Jr., who plays piano on most of this with a variety of others present, the best known being saxophonist Vincent Herring who is heard on 3 of the 9 songs. Show More Summary

Curtis Salgado The Beautiful Lowdown

2 days agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Curtis SalgadoThe Beautiful LowdownAlligator RecordsThe latest recording from veteran singer-songwriter and harmonica player Curtis Salgado, "The Beautiful Lowdown" is a solid collection of soul and blues numbers. It was co-producedShow More Summary

Antonio Adolfo Tropical Infinito

3 days agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Antonio AdolfoTropical InfinitoAAM MusicThis writer was introduced to the Brazilian pianist and composer-arranger Antonio Adolfo on the album "Copa Village," a collaboration between Adolfo, his daughter-singer Carol Saboya, and the German born vibraphonist-harmonica player, Hendrik Meurkens. Show More Summary

Andy Brown Makes a Direct Call

4 days agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Chicago guitarist Andy Brown's third Delmark album "Direct Call," is his first with his own quartet of pianist Jeremy Kahn, bassist Joe Policastro and drummer Phil Gratteau that regularly play's at Andy's Jazz Club in downtown Chicago City (a fine room that I have been to in Windy City visits). Show More Summary

The Jim Cullum Jazz Band Porgy and Bess Live

5 days agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

The Jim Cullum Jazz BandPorgy and Bess LiveRiverwalk RecordsFor 25 years, the public radio program Riverwalk Jazz examined and performed jazz from the first half of the twentieth century. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band curated and performed the music with numerous musical guess. Show More Summary

Whisper Not: The Autobiography of Benny Golson

6 days agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Whisper Not: The Autobiography of Benny GolsonBenny Golson and Jim MerodPhiladelphia:Temple University Press:2016; 336+xvi pp.Anyone who has had the pleasure of seeing the marvelous saxophonist and composer Benny Golson, has been treated...Show More Summary

ROBERT LOCKWOOD Jr. A legend in his own right!

I’ve known Robert Lockwood since the fall of 1970, my senior year at Case Western Reserve University when I interviewed him for a student newspaper. At the time Robert was driving a delivery truck for a Cleveland pharmacy, and playing music part time. Show More Summary

Barbara Dane with Tammy Hall Throw It Away …

Barbara Dane with Tammy HallThrow It Away …Dreadnaught MusicWhat marvelous career Barbara Dane has had ranging the whole spectrum of American music. From her classic jazz recordings, and her memorable album shared with Lightnin' Hopkins over a half century ago, she remains a singular presence on the music scene. Show More Summary

Iowa Blues Showcase 28

Yup its early. Happy Thanksgiving. I have a busy weekend tomorrow night I will be at Eastside Eddies in Des Moines Iowa, and Sunday night is the big show where we are recording episodes 29 and 30 unless the gremlins return again:-) Sunday live show is at Grand View University in the Speed Lyceum in the student center. Show More Summary

40 Years of Stony Plain

Alligator Records is not the only independent label to issue an anthology celebrating its catalog. "40 Years of Stony Plain," is the latest installment in such compilations from the Canadian label, apparently the oldest independent Canadian record company still with the same ownership. Show More Summary

Gonzalo Bergara - Zalo's Blues

Gonzalo BergaraZalo's BluesSelf-ProducedThe Buenos Aires-based Gonzalo Bergara may best be known for his gypsy jazz quartet, Charlie Baty notes that when he first met the Argentinian, Bergara was developing as a blues guitarist. Then he changed gears and immersed himself in the gypsy jazz tradition (something Baty himself has done). Show More Summary

Trudy Lynn Sings the Blues for You

Trudy Lynn I’ll Sing the Blues for You Connor Ray Music Houston vocalist Trudy Lynn has to these ears been an under appreciated blues and soul vocalist. She has appeared in various contexts including the big blues band of the late Calvin Owens. Show More Summary

Julio Botti Sax To Tango

Julio Botti, Pablo Ziegler ProducerSax To TangoZoho Music"Sax To Tango" is the second CD collaboration between Argentine born, but New York domiciled saxophonist Julio Botti and his celebrated mentor and colleague, Nuevo Tango pianist, arranger and composer Pablo Ziegler. Show More Summary

Iowa Blues Showcase 27

Tonights show Rocks!!! Big Daddy Dennis Kain, and Des Moines Jazz and Blues Diva Tina Haas Finley star, with Frank Strong doing Des Moines on $50. Just a reminder that next sunday is the Big Show with Bob Pace, Matt Woods, james Bein,...Show More Summary

podcast 25 Iowa Blues Showcase

Yup it really was Gremlins, wasn't joking in the open. Tonights show stars the Bad Boys of the Blues, Curry Harter, Steven E George, and Dennis Kain. The show was produced by Doug Trammell, and Tom Gary. Director of bands Jono Smith with Emeal Myles, Johnny Luna, and John Kranz. Show More Summary

Houston Person, Rene Marie and Etienne Charles Among Headliners For 2017 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival

Houston Person The line up for the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, to be held February 16th through 19th, 2017 at the Hilton Hotel in Rockville, MD has been announced with over 150 artists performing. Artist groups appearing on ourShow More Summary

Invitation to Openness: The Jazz & Soul Photography of Les McCann

2 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Invitation to Openness: The Jazz & Soul Photography of Les McCannCurated by Pat Thomas and Alan AbrahamsSeattle: Fantagraphics Books2015: 200ppWith the holidays coming up this book focused on the photography of keyboardist-vocalist Les McCann is one that might well be high on your list for the jazz lovers on your gift list. Show More Summary

Shemekia Copeland and Bobby Rush Headline Blues-Filled Catskill Weekend

2 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

(Shemekia Copeland) “Bluzin’ in the Catskills” brings the blues to the Villa Roma Resort in Calicoon, NY, the weekend of March 24–26, 2017. This will be an all-inclusive weekend of great blues Shemekia Copeland and Bobby Rush Headline...Show More Summary

John Mayall Live in 1867 Vol. 2

2 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

"Live in 1967 - Volume 2" by John Mayall's Bluesbreakers (Forty Below Records), is the second set of club recordings made by Tom Huisson, a Dutch fan of Mayall that captured the edition of the Bluesbreakers that were together for three months with Peter Green was on guitar, John McVie on bass and Mick Fleetwood were on drums. Show More Summary

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