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Chris Washburne: Rags And Roots

The year 1917 stands out in music history, for that was the year of the first jazz recording, (Livery Stable Blues by Original Dixieland Jass Band) and the death of ragtime pianist/composer m: Scott Joplin. To commemorate these events, and the century that ensued, trombonist {{m: Chris Wa… …

Eddie Palmieri: Sabiduria/Wisdom

In celebration of his eightieth birthday, and sixty years as a professional musician, pianist m: Eddie Palmieri presents Sabiduria/Wisdom, a prodigious testament to his avowed spirit of investigation, and amazing zest for life. Throughout his illustrious recording career, Palmieri has ex… Source: Album Reviews

Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo': TajMo

When two generations of blues giants as m: Taj Mahal and m: Keb’ Mo’ teamed up for the production TajMo, the best of both personalities and talents merged for an adventurous take on traditional blues. Taj Mahal’s recording trajectory goes back to the late 1960’s, when he relea… …

Ife: IIII+IIII

The process of personal transformation, when dealing with spirituality, can be a powerful motivational force. Leader and front man Otura Mun is the guiding light of Ife, a Puerto Rican fusion ensemble which has recreated the essence of the Santeria religion, as a nucleus for this production. America… …

Mistura Fina: A Little Bit Of This And A Little Bit Of That

Over the last few decades, Denver, Colorado, has been recognized as an American renaissance city with a burgeoning jazz scene. The positive economic development of the state has resulted in an influx of new businesses, residents, and tourism, and the city is proud of the premier jazz venues, …

Mr. Sipp: Knock A Hole In It

Castro Coleman has an extensive and impressive resume as a guitarist and producer in the gospel genre, having appeared, in a variety of guises, on over fifty records. In 2013, he reinvented himself as Mr. Sipp, diving headfirst into the blues scene, producing It’s My Guitar, the following …

Rakkatak: Small Pieces

The Indian sitar literally burst upon the Western popular music scene when George Harrison, of m: The Beatles, first played it on “Norwegian Wood, (This Bird Has Flown)” in 1965. This recording brought about an unprecedented interest in Indian music and musicians, as well as the accompan…  …

Luis Munoz: The Dead Man

In a thought-provoking concept of intertwining a short story by Uruguayan writer Horacio Quiroga, with a personal near-death experience set to music, drummer/composer m: Luis Munoz offers The Dead Man, as a lesson in living life in the present moment, for that is all there is. Munoz has …

Valentin Caamano: Green With Envy

Nearly forty years after his death, guitarist m: Grant Green is finally receiving the credit and recognition which eluded him during his lifetime. Besides having a distinctive and identifiable style, Green was the most prolific artist on the Blue Note label during the 1960’s. His ’61 reco…  …

Carmen Lundy: Code Noir

Being a genuine jazz singer requires a dedicated focus on sincerity, enhanced individuality, and a commitment to honoring tradition. With Code Noir, songstress extraordinaire m: Carmen Lundy reveals herself as a gifted griotte, a female singer of praises, exploring the musical and emotion… Source: Album Reviews