The Cooked and the Raw: Jeff Parker/ Eric Revis/ Nasheet Waits – Eastside Romp / Jeff Parker ETA IVtet

By Stuart Broomer Jeff Parker’s work can be characterized by the happy meeting of clarity and unpredictability. Together they make his work accessible, illuminating and sometimes hard to pin down. Witness these two recordings — both clear, both accessible, both, too, to some degree describable as low-key — yet defined by very different premises, one … Read more

Eric Gales Live at 16 Toneladas Rock Club, Valencia, Spain – American Blues Scene

The right setting to experience the blues live, 16 Toneladas Rock Club was the perfect environment. There was a magical energy in the room before the show even started. By the end of the show the reason was clear. Fans here know Eric Gales is a phenomenal musician. But in all senses of the word: … Read more

Samo Salamon – Dolphyology: Complete Eric Dolphy for Solo Guitar (Samo Records, 2022) ~ The Free Jazz Collective

By Paul Acquaro Slovenian guitarist Samo Salamon is having a busy 2022, just half-way into the year and there are at least four recordings that he has released, two of which my colleague Matt Banash reviewed this week: Joy and Sorrow and Pure and Simple. Going back to the start of the year, Salamon released … Read more

Transatlantic Clash Of Guitar Titans Eric Gales And Danny Bryant – American Blues Scene

A provincial theater in the coastal town of Whitley Bay, northeast England, seems an unlikely venue to host the leading exponents of blues guitar from America and England respectively. However, speed fingered blues icons are revered in this part of the world, a nearby fish and chip shop displaying a commemorative plaque in honor of … Read more