Posts Tagged ‘jazz’

Album Review: The Definitive Chick Corea – (Stretch and Concord)

Album Review: The Definitive Chick Corea – (Stretch and Concord)

By Bill Ford Pianist/keyboardist Chick Corea, a 60’s sideman of such jazz luminaries as Blue Mitchell, Stan Getz, and Miles Davis, and one of the first musicians to marry a jazz sensibility to rock rhythms and electric instruments during the early 70’s with his jazz-rock group Return to Forever, has never been satisfied to rest […]

Alexis Marceaux: “Orange Moon”

Alexis Marceaux: “Orange Moon”

The follow-up to her 2009 debut, Dandelion, finds young NOLA native Alexis Marceaux maturing into a songwriting force to be reckoned with. The opening track of Orange Moon is a dramatic, emotionally charged homage to her late friend Leila Foret (to whom the album is also dedicated) that puts Marceaux’s powerful and gorgeous alto front […]

Premier Video: “Flower” by Amos Lee

Premier Video: “Flower” by Amos Lee

“Flower” is the latest single from Amos Lee‘s critically acclaimed new album, Mission Bell, which we reviewed HERE back in February. We also covered his recent show in Atlanta, which you can read about HERE. The song is a beauty, and the video’s paper animation is worth seeing. Enjoy!

Album Review: Over the Rhine – “The Long Surrender” – (Great Speckled Dog)

Album Review: Over the Rhine – “The Long Surrender” – (Great Speckled Dog)

Karin Bergquist (half of the husband/wife duo at the core of Over the Rhine since 1991) could sing a grocery list and make it compelling, so just imagine her smoldering vocals and unique phrasing on such lines as “I sing the bebop apocalypse/Lean into you, God’s hands on my hips/Grip the midnight microphone/Steel every cell […]

Video of the Week Double Shot: Little Tybee — “History” (Paper Garden)

Video of the Week Double Shot: Little Tybee — “History” (Paper Garden)

We know, we know, TWO “Video of the Week” features in the same week? And from the same band? Yes, it’s a first for us and we never thought we’d do this, but Little Tybee is casting quite a spell on us with their progressive folk/classical/latin grooviness. We think you’ll be mesmerized too, once you […]

Video of the Week: Little Tybee — “Nero”

Video of the Week: Little Tybee — “Nero”

Slated for appearances at this year’s SXSW in Austin, TX, these Georgia darlings and local Atlanta favorites known as Little Tybee seem to be hitting their stride. At the core of each of their songs is the creative mind of vocalist/guitarist/pianist Brock Scott alongside eight-string guitarist Josh Martin, violinist Nirvana Kelly, bassist Ryan Donald, and […]

Video of the Week: Charlene Kaye & The Brilliant Eyes

Video of the Week: Charlene Kaye & The Brilliant Eyes

Our ears perked up when we heard Charlene Kaye singing “Mad Tom of Bedlam,” from her 2010 EP Charlene Kaye & The Brilliant Eyes. And then we saw the video. Yowza! Check out this jazzy, swingin’, rockin’ group for yourself, fronted by the effervescent, golden-throated multi-instrumentalist Kaye. So, Who Is CHARLENE KAYE? Here’s an excerpt […]

“So I Want Out” – Booty Shakin’ from Junior League Band

“So I Want Out” – Booty Shakin’ from Junior League Band

Junior League Band‘s Jelly Roll made our Top 20-Something of 2010 for good reason. We were hit immediately with lead singer Lissy Rosemont’s distinctive and seductive voice, her jammin’ banjo licks and the band’s tight grooves. We love Jelly Roll because it takes some chances and breaks new ground while remaining true to blues, jazz, […]

Fiddly Bits: Woody Pines, Foot-Stompin’ Good Times

Fiddly Bits: Woody Pines, Foot-Stompin’ Good Times

Be it Viper Jazz, Ragtime, or Country Blues, Asheville’s own Woody Pines (led by frontman Jonathan Woods) plays old-time, foot-stompin’ good music. The band — Woods on guitar, banjo, harmonica and lead vocals, Zack Pozebanchuk on upright bass, Nathan Taylor on drums, and Darin Gentry on fiddle — epitomizes the swinging ragtime and country sound […]

Rare Jazz Recordings Unearthed From Tokyo’s New Latin Quarter

Rare Jazz Recordings Unearthed From Tokyo’s New Latin Quarter

Live Recordings Discovered After Nearly Fifty Years Are Unearthed From Tokyo’s Famed New Latin Quarter AMERICAN LEGENDS NAT “KING” COLE, NANCY WILSON, CHUBBY CHECKER, LOUIS ARMSTRONG, SAMMY DAVIS, JR. AND MORE RETURN TO BILLBOARD JAZZ CHARTS AT #9 WITH ‘THE BEST OF NEW LATIN QUARTER, JAZZ & BLUES, VOL. ONE’ Nearly fifty years after American legends […]

(Way More Than) 12 Questions with Lissy Rosemont of Junior League Band

(Way More Than) 12 Questions with Lissy Rosemont of Junior League Band

The Junior League Band, fronted by Georgia native and current D.C. resident Lissy Rosemont, releases Jelly Roll, their third full-length album, this Friday. The title conjures thoughts of New Orleans, old-time Delta blues, Jelly Roll Morton, sex, and rolling on the kitchen floor with your lover. Sounds like a party! Jelly Roll is a raucous […]

Willie Nelson "American Classic" Blue Note

Willie Nelson "American Classic" Blue Note

There’s no mistaking Willie Nelson’s voice.  It’s an old friend, and it’s a wonderful thing to hear that voice taking on pop standards like “Ain’t  Misbehavin’” and “On the Street Where You Live,” among others.  It was brilliant when he did it on “Stardust,” and the hope must have been to create something similar to […]