Charged Particles’ Michael Brecker Tribute at Dazzle article @ All About Jazz

data-original-title=”” title=””>Randy Brecker on trumpet. Michael Brecker (March 29, 1949—January 13, 2007) was one of the most acclaimed jazz musicians of the late 20th and early 21st Centuries. He was a force of nature on the tenor sax. He could lay down gentle lines with the relaxed fluidity of a summer breeze only to roar … Read more

A Thanksgiving Musical Tradition – American Blues Scene

Arlo Guthrie‘s “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” has become a Thanksgiving tradition on radio like The Macy’s Day parade is on TV. Arlo changed the paradigm of late ’60s folk music with the song. A lifelong resident of western Massachusetts, Arlo is the son of folk music icon Woody Guthrie of “This Land Is Your Land” fame, … Read more

Sunday Lendis: Interview/Premiere –

Even though there are many talented young artists in folk-jazz music, Sunday Lendis caught our attention. With thoughtful vocal arrangements, high-level musicianship, introspective lyricism, and modern production to tell stories of adversity and hope, her style beguiles listeners. The up-and-coming Leeds vocalist/songwriter will release her debut EP, Long Exposure, with noted guitarist and producer Ed … Read more

Heard in brief – mini-reviews and photos from 2022 EFG LJF – London Jazz News

LJN provides the most extensive review coverage of the EFG London Jazz Festival. By far. This year we will have done over thirty of them. We have also asked our writers and other friends to comment in brief on gigs for which we have not done full reviews and/or to send us photographs: Laura Misch … Read more

Mashonda Talks New EP, Rediscovering Her Sound, Career Struggles (Exclusive Interview)

Mashonda is an artist that R&B fans got to know during her time with Swizz Beatz’s label Full Surface, but unfortunately it was brief as she seemingly disappeared from the music industry after the release of her debut album “January Joy” in 2005. She released two mixtapes in the 2010s but it wasn’t until the … Read more

Adrenaline-Fueled Expressive Blues From Gerry Jablonski & The Electric Band In Riveting New Album Release – American Blues Scene

Blues and rock fans across Europe will be anticipating with relish the premiere of this heart-rending, inspirational album comprising eight self-penned tracks and an original version of a famous Scottish tune. Cover by Rob Blackham from Blackham Images 105 is the fifth studio album from Gerry Jablonski & The Electric Band and will undoubtedly be … Read more

A Special Tribute for a Special Musician article @ All About Jazz

data-original-title=”” title=””>Martin Leighton on bass and data-original-title=”” title=””>Michael Olivera on drums, in the comfortable setting of Barcelona’s Milano Jazz Club. A pair of nearly identical, back-to-back concerts honored the late, renowned French pianist Michael Petrucciani piano1962 – 1999 data-original-title=”” title=””>Michael Petrucciani, who died at age 36 in 1999, just before a new millennium in which … Read more

Mark Kavuma & The Banger Factory At Milton Court Concert Hall article @ All About Jazz

Live Review Courtesy Mark Allan/Barbican By Chris May November 23, 2022 Sign in to view read count An elegant yet gritty exposition of Kavuma’s lyrical modern-day hard bop, tonight’s performance, which was sold out, must surely have been one of the 2022 London Jazz Festival’s most enthusiastically received events. Mark KavumaMilton Court Concert HallLondonNovember 18, … Read more

12 New Modern Blues Rock Songs You Must Hear Winter 2022

Photo: Larkin Poe (Jason Stoltz), Walter Trout (Alex Solca), Buddy Guy, The Commoners 12 New Modern Blues Rock Songs You Must Hear Winter 2022 By Martine Ehrenclou With the holidays upon us, I thought you might enjoy some outstanding new modern blues and rock songs for your Thanksgiving. If you’re in other countries and don’t … Read more

In Vogue UK Singer and Lyricist Ruth Lyon Premieres Inspirational New Solo EP – American Blues Scene

The blues runs deeply through the veins of singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Ruth Lyon and also within the themes of her original songs. Whilst the musical structures are not traditional blues, they are perfect platforms for her intense emotions and reflections in this latest recording, Direct Debit To Vogue. The title refers to Lyon’s reluctance … Read more