Craft Recordings Celebrates 60th Anniversary of John Lee Hooker’s ‘Burnin’ – American Blues Scene

Craft Recordings celebrates the 60th anniversary of John Lee Hooker’s electrifying blues album, Burnin’, with several special reissues. Set for release on February 24, 2023, and available for pre-order today, the album includes the original recording of Hooker’s highly-influential signature hit, “Boom Boom,” and features members of the legendary Funk Brothers (Motown Records’ celebrated house … Read more

Royal Academy of Music Jazz Orchestra – John Taylor Celebration (12 October 2022) – London Jazz News

This September would have seen the 80th birthday of pianist and composer John Taylorwho died just two months before his 73rd birthday in 2015. The Royal Academy of Music Jazz Orchestra will perform a concert of Taylor’s big band works on 12 October, joined by special guests Stan Sulzmann, Norma Winstone, Nikki Iles and Liam … Read more

Ten Tracks by John Taylor I Can’t Do Without…by Liam Noble – London Jazz News

In the latest of our series where musicians consider idols, or formative influences, Liam Noble writes about his favorite tracks by pianist John Taylor. Liam writes: John Taylor. Photo credit: Ralf Dombrowski I don’t think of John Taylor as a “jazz pianist”. He was a “Taylorist”. He was his own man. I used to watch … Read more

John Lee Hooker’s Best-Selling Comeback Album ‘The Healer’ Set For Reissue – American Blues Scene

Craft Recordings is pleased to reissue John Lee Hooker‘s widely acclaimed album, The healer, on vinyl and CD, after more than a decade of being out of print. The 1989 LP earned the then 73-year-old blues icon his first GRAMMY® Award (for the song “I’m in the Mood” with Bonnie Raitt) and features contributions from … Read more

Exclusive World Premiere – John Fusco’s ‘Bad Luck Rides Shotgun’ From Upcoming Album ‘Borderlands’ – American Blues Scene

Born out of pandemic soul-searching, John Fusco‘s new CD is cinematic storytelling of the American southwest, a region branded by distinctive character traits from the historical mirage of Manifest Destiny. Part hard-bitten grit, swirling dust and laden with ancient gospel overtones, Borderlands, set for release on October 21 via Rocket 88 Records, brings an existential … Read more

John Primer – Hard Times

John Primer – Hard Times Blue House Productions www.johnprimerblues.com 13 tracks/66 minutes John Primer has had a long and storied career as a bluesman. He grew up in a sharecropping family in Mississippi. He lost his father when he was only four years old but his father’s guitar and singing along with an older cousin … Read more

John Beasley’s Monk’estra Live article @ All About Jazz

SoCal Jazz Courtesy Raj Naik By Jim Worsley June 22, 2022 Sign in to view read count It all made for a thoroughly enjoyable evening of jazz music. Captivating! —Jimmy Haslip If you are familiar with ” data-original-title=”” title=””>John Beasley‘s Monk’estra, then you may understand my excitement level at the prospects of seeing and hearing … Read more

The Ameloblastoma Threatening John Nemeth’s Career – American Blues Scene

There is no greater indication of the love blues enthusiasts feel for an artist than ticking their Blues Music Awards ballot for their favorite nominee. By that measure, John Nemeth‘s recent win of his 26th BMA, this year for Vocal Instrumentalist, is proof that he’s one of the most beloved blues artists of our time. … Read more

John Butcher – 5 LPs from Berlin (and Leipzig) on NI VU NI CONNU ~ The Free Jazz Collective

By Paul Acquaro British saxophonist John Butcher is no stranger to Berlin. Linked to the Echtzeit scene that emerged during the heady days of post re-unification Germany in the abundant derelict spaces that served as breeding grounds for creativity. Butcher, on the occasion of this 65th birthday, held a short residency in November 2019 at … Read more