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Music in the Air: The Selected Writings of Ralph J. Gleason

18 hours agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Music in the Air: The Selected Writings of Ralph J. GleasonEdited by Toby GleasonNew Haven: Yale University Press2016: 328 ppThis is a companion to the recently published "Conversations In Jazz; The Ralph Gleason Interviews," which was transcripts of interviews with jazz musicians by the late journalist and television host. Show More Summary

Michael Blanco Spirit Forward

Michael Blanco Spirit Forward Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records "Spirit Forward" the title of bassist-composer Michael Blanco's new album, is a bartending term for a type of cocktail made with strong spirits (like the Manhattan or Martini) that seeks to highlight and enhance the flavor of the base spirit, not to mask its flavor. Show More Summary

Hard Swimmin' Fish True Believer

2 days agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Hard Swimmin' FishTrue BelieverAcme Blues Company, a former Northern Virginia group that included harmonica player and vocalist Waverly Milor, once described themselves as 'Industrial Strength Blues." Such a description might be applied to Milor's present group, Hard Swimmin' Fish, also based in Northern and Central Virginia. Show More Summary

Iowa Blues Showcase 38

THANK YOU!!!! Everyone who has listen to the show while browsing the site!!! Please download, share, and like!!!! tonights show is from March 8 2003 and featured CC Stewart, and Gary Smith with an appearance by Frank Strong doing Des Moines on $50. Show More Summary

Ray Obiedo Latin Jazz Project Vol. 1

3 days agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Ray ObiedoLatin Jazz Project Vol. 1Rhythmus RecordsThose wanting an easy to listen to album of straightforward Latin Jazz need go no further than the new album from guitarist and composer, Ray Obiedo, "Latin Jazz Project Vol. 1." Obiedo...Show More Summary

Johnny Nicholas Fresh Air

4 days agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Johnny NicholasFresh AirIt has been about four decades when I saw Guitar Johnny and the Rhythm Rockers along with blues legends Walter Horton and Johnny Shines outside Buffalo NY. Of course the chance to see Horton and Shines may have...Show More Summary

That New Orleans Touch

Allow me to direct you to the Kickstarter page for a new radio documentary project, "That New Orleans Touch", to be produced by George Ingmire, a guy who has been in the radio production trenches for many years, turning out great work. Show More Summary

Mitch Kashmar West Coast Toast

5 days agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Mitch KashmarWest Coast ToastDelta GrooveScott Dirks, in his brief liner notes to the new Mitch Kashmar album "West Coast Toast," observes that if Chicago was home and proving ground for many legends of blues harmonica, the move to the...Show More Summary

Lew Jetton & 61 South Rain

6 days agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Lew Jetton & 61 SouthRainCoffee Street RecordsSinger, songwriter and guitarist Lou Jetton and his band 61 South brings a new audio gumbo mix of southern rock, blues and other roots elements to his latest recording "Rain," one of theShow More Summary

Gabriel Espinosa Songs of Bacharach and Manzanero

Gabriel EspinosaSongs of Bacharach and ManzaneroZoho MusicGrowing up as a youth in Merida, in the Yucatan, Mexico, bassist, composer and arranger Gabriel Espinosa, first was exposed to the music of American composer Burt Bacharach and Mexican composer Armando Manzanero in the mid-60's when both came to prominence in their respective countries. Show More Summary

The Fabulous Thunderbirds Strong Like That

The Fabulous ThunderbirdsStrong Like ThatSevern RecordsSevern has just issued the latest by The Fabulous Thunderbirds, "Strong Like That." While in its earliest incarnation it was as much associated with both pop tunes and classic blues,...Show More Summary

Dave Stryker Eight Track II

Dave StrykerEight Track IIStrikezoneThis is a followup to guitarist Dave Stryker's 2014 recording "Eight Track." In the notes to that release, Stryker observed that the 70's (the time of eight track decks) was “a time when there wasShow More Summary

IBSC 37 Best of Season 5 Part 2

We continue with the best of Season 5 of the Iowa Blues Showcase. Tonights guest are Bridget Thompson, Tina Haas Finley, Sadona Cochrane, Matt Woods, Big Daddy Dennis Kain, Bob Dorr and Jeff Peterson (Blue Two) Brandon Dennis, Bob Pace, and the Bad Boys of the Blues. Show More Summary

IBSC 36 Jimmy Pryor live at the PInes 1967

Tonights show was originally recorded by Jimmy Pryor on a open reel tape machine in 1967 live at the Pines. It was a supper club located just north of the city limits of Des Moines. In 2000 it was remastered to digital by Lee Bell, or Wolfer sound. Show More Summary

Scott Taylor Blues Kitchen

Scott TaylorBlues KitchenFetal RecordsI became familiar with Scott Taylor from a promising recording by a group Electrofied. His new release "Blues Kitchen" features the guitar and bass of Tony Fazio who also recorded this. Others on this are Greg Phillips on drums (Eric Selby on a couple tracks) and Charlie Sayles who adds harmonica on a few tracks. Show More Summary

Tom McCormick South Beat

Tom McCormickSouth BeatSouth Florida saxophonist and flutist Tom McCormick impresses as a musician, composer, arranger and leader on his new self-produced recording, "South Beat." McCormick, a Professor at Miami-Dade, is joined by Pete...Show More Summary

Sugar Ray and the BlueTones Seeing Is Believing

Sugar Ray and the BlueTonesSeeing Is BelievingSevern Records"Seeing Is Believing" is the latest from One of today's top blues groups, Sugar Ray and the BlueTones. Once again the quintet has produced a dozen blues grooves including eleven originals from the band members. Show More Summary

Duke Robillard and His All-Star Combo - Blues Full Circle

Duke Robillard and His All-Star ComboBlues Full CircleStony Plain Records"Blues Full Circle," the title of Duke Robillard's new Stony Plain recording, in part refers to his back to the basics approach of this mostly small band, old school blues. Show More Summary

John Coltrane Trane 90

2 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

John ColtraneTrane 90AcrobatIssued to coinide with the 90th Anniversary of the birth of John Coltrane, Acrobat's public domain 4-CD small box "Trane 90," provides a brief survey of the bulk of John Coltrane's astonishing musical career. Show More Summary

Raphael Wressnig & Igor Prado The Soul Connection

2 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Raphael Wressnig & Igor PradoThe Soul ConnectionChico Blues RecordsI became aware of the Austrian organist Raphael Wressnig from a social media posting of a selection by him and this led me to purchase as a download an album of his with...Show More Summary

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