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Sugaray Rayford feat. The Italian Royal Family - The World That We Live In

3 hours agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Sugaray Rayford feat. The Italian Royal FamilyThe World That We Live In Blind Faith RecordsThis new release, which I came across on bandcamp.com, features one of the finest blues and soul singers to emerge in the past few years. I assume...Show More Summary

Hiromi and Edmar Castaneda Live in Montreal

Hiromi and Edmar CastanedaLive in MontrealTelarcRecorded at the 2017 Montreal Jazz Festival, this new release brings together the Japanese pianist/composer and the Colombian harpist. The two first met when the harpist opened for Hiromi's Trio project at the 2016 Festival. Show More Summary

Down Home Blues • Chicago: Fine Boogie Wienerworld

Various Artists Down Home Blues • Chicago: Fine Boogie Wienerworld If you are thinking about a gift for the blues lover in your life, this public domain 5 CD box set certainly is well worthy considering. With 134 songs from both famous...Show More Summary

Ilya Portnov Strong Brew

5 days agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Ilya PortnovStrong BrewSelf-ProducedRussian born harmonica player Portnov impresses on this most enjoyable collection of blues, gypsy jazz and other roots music. A background that included studying classical piano, he also absorbed rock and blues growing up. Show More Summary

RIp Denise Lasalle

Denise Lasalle at Lamont's in Indian Head, Maryland, August 13, 2005. Photo © Ron Weinstock. Soul-Blues Queen Denise Lasalle passed away on Monday Night, January 8, 2018 at the age of 83 (some reports have her 78). According to The Boogie...Show More Summary

IBSC 85 Jimmy Pryor, Rob Lumbard, John Woody Wood

A magical show. The very first Iowa Blues Showcase, Episode one, Season one!!!!!! Thanks to Scott Cochran who was trying out the new equipment 18 years ago!Tonights show stars Jimmy Pryor, John Woody Wood doing Des Moines on $50 and Rob Lumbard.the show was produced by Scott Cochran and Tom Gary. Show More Summary

Tinsley Ellis Winning Hand

Tinsley EllisWinning HandAlligator RecordsNear thirty years since he first recorded for Alligator Records (and twenty since his last Alligator album, Tinsley Ellis returns with an album of house rocking blues and rock, showcasing his brawny, volcanic guitar and husky singing. Show More Summary

Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival Returns President's Day Weekend

Warren Wolf and Joe Locke will be featured at a Vibes Summit on Saturday night February 17. Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival Returns to Rockville MD, President's Day Weekend, February 16-18, 2018. Presented by the Jazz Academy of Music toShow More Summary

A Charles Brown Christmas Blues Playlist

3 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Charles Brown was a pioneer of postwar rhythm and blues who not only had many hit recordings but influenced countless blues and pop artists. He was also identified with several Christmas songs that have become standards. To celebrate today, I have a playlist of some of his Christmas blues classics. Show More Summary

IBSC 82 Christmas Blues Redux

3 weeks agoMusic / Blues : Blues Historian

Merry Christmas!!!! Repeat of last years show. With Bob Dorr and the Blue Band, Rob Lumbard, Max Wellman, Tina Haas Finley, Jono Smith, John Evans, and Brian Holtz. Please like, subscribe, and share!!!!!!!!!!!Thanks!!IBSC 82 Christmas Blues Redux

Have a Jazzy Christmas

3 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

On Christmas Eve, some Jazzy Christmas music.First up is a couple of Louis Armstrong gems. Initially it is Christmas in New Orleans. Next the classic Winter Wonderland. Now Duke Ellington with Lena Horne singing A Christmas Surprise....Show More Summary

A Playlist of Christmas Blues Recordings

3 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Blues (and Jazz) artists have been recording blues about the holidays almost as long as such music has been recorded. Here are a few gems to help celebrate the holiday. Here Blind Lemon Jefferson sings Christmas Eve Blues. Here is Charlie...Show More Summary

Gil Spitzer Falando Docemente

3 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Gil SpitzerFalando DocementeZoho MusicThe English translation of the title of alto saxophonist Gil Spitzer's debut is Speak Sweet, which is a reference to the dulcet toned saxophonists that inspired him growing including Stan Getz, Paul Desmond and Johnny Hodges. Show More Summary

Peter Ward Blues on My Shoulder

3 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Peter WardBlues on My ShoulderGandy Dancer RecordsNew England guitarist Peter Ward has not forgotten his blues roots growing up in Maine. " I grew up wearing out the vinyl records trying to understand how Robert Jr. Lockwood, Tiny Grimes, Louis Meyers and Jimmy Rogers made songs sound so good. Show More Summary

Steve Hobbs Tribute To Bobby

3 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Steve HobbsTribute To BobbyChallenge RecordsMarimba / vibes veteran Steve Hobbs has dedicated this new recording to Bobby Hutcherson who mentored him as a young player. The dedication came after Hutcherson's recent death shortly after...Show More Summary

Sergej Avanesov Secret Language

4 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Sergej AvanesovSecret LanguageN.C. MusicRussian born saxophonist and composer Sergej Avanesov debuts on this new release. He attended the well-known Kim Nazaretov jazz music school in Russia and after the graduation moved to the Netherlands to study at the Prince Claus Conservatoire. Show More Summary

IBSC 82 Winter 2002 Steve George, and Big Daddy Dennis Kain

4 weeks agoMusic / Blues : Blues Historian

Cool show alert. Its the long lost Winter 2002 Iowa Blues Showcase! Its features Big Daddy Dennis Kain, Steve George, and Frank Strong with Des Moines on $50! The show was produced by Jay Taylor, and Tom Gary. Director of bands was Jono...Show More Summary

Dee Dee Bridgewater Memphis...Yes, I'm Ready

4 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Dee Dee BridgewaterMemphis...Yes, I'm ReadyDDB Records/ Okeh RecordsDee Dee Bridgewater's new release represents a change for the acclaimed, Grammy Award winning jazz vocalist as she pays tribute to her Memphis roots with this album of interpretations of some classic soul and blues of folks associated with Memphis. Show More Summary

Mike Stern The Trip

4 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Mike SternThe TripHeads UpMike Stern has recuperated from a horrible injury that left him with two broken arms and significant nerve damage, he was left with significant nerve damage in his right hand that prevented him from doing the simplest tasks, including holding a pick. Show More Summary

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