Posted in April, 2017

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Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm


It hardly seems possible that 31 years have gone by since Robert Cray took the world by storm with his 1986 Strong Persuader. Around that same time I recall interviewing … Read more

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Jenny Scheinman

You can always count on the next Jenny Scheinman album to be quite different from its predecessor. In 2008 she issued both her purely jazz-classical instrumental, Crossing the Field, as … Read more

Van Morrison

  Van the Man’s latest is far from that; instead it’s a huge, engrossing, triple album release that features loads of material that reaches way back in time, a back-back-catalogue … Read more

Christian Sands

Pianist Christian Sands offers up a Mack Avenue Records debut,  Reach, featuring a musical influence and style range from Afro-Cuban beats to hip-hop, to thumps, to dirty blues with authority. … Read more

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Thankfully Trombone Shorty’s Blue Note debut does not mark a change in sound, but in fact reads like a sequel to his highly acclaimed Verve release, Say That to This. … Read more

Amilia K Spicer

Spicer is a multi-instrumentalist and a crafty singer-songwriter who has spent over a decade as a film director. After two albums released in 2000 and 2003, Spicer returns with a … Read more

Kenny George Band

Hailing from Aiken, SC, the Kenny George Band plays mostly vintage country rock . This, their third album, should thrust them into the national spotlight. Inspired by the early Americana … Read more

David Starr

We don’t normally review EPs, but rules are made to be broken—that’s a founding concept of rock ‘n’ roll, BTW—and not a jury in the world would convict us in … Read more


Arizona-based band Tow’rs, made up of husband and wife duo Kyle & Gretta Miller accompanied by their talented friends, is not worried about being right or knowing what comes next. … Read more

Jason Anick & Jason Yeager

Friends since they were teenagers, violinist and mandolinist Jason Anick and pianist Jason Yeager draw upon their love of melody while blending what they call “jazz without borders.” Covering a … Read more