Justin Saladino Brings Nuance to An Upside-Down World  – American Blues Scene

What could go wrong? Justin Saladino‘s first album in 2016 was called No Worries. The title of his second release, Fool’s Heart in 2018, may have been prescient. But we’re getting ahead of our story. In 2018 The Justin Saladino Band was nominated for New Artists of the Year in Canada’s Maple Blues Awards. A … 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

Marius Neset/ London Sinfonietta – ‘Geyser’ world premiere, – London Jazz News

Marius Neset/ London Sinfonietta/ Geoffrey Paterson – Geyser (Royal Albert Hall – Proms 2022, Saturday 3 September. Live review by Rob Mallows) Marius Neset. Photo credit Chris Christodoulou/BBC Out of pain, comes beauty. Geyser – the new composition by Norwegian saxophonist Marius Neset – was first written as a response to the emotional impact of … Read more

Ryan McCaffrey (Cong-Fusion album ‘The World As We Know It’ – CLF Art Lounge 15 April) – London Jazz News

Jazz-funk fusion seven-piece Cong-Fusion’s debut album The World As We Know It is brimming with musical inspirations from Afro-Cuban music, jazz, funk and soul, with deep personal reflections on family, bullying, alcohol, and the experience of travel, conveying an urgent ecological message. Composer and bandleader Ryan McCaffrey looks forward to the band’s forthcoming gig at … Read more

Kokoroko’s World of Black Music article @ All About Jazz

” data-original-title=”” title=””>Tony Allenand ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Fela Kuti. The extraordinary public reaction to their first release—a single track on the Brownswood Recordings sampler We Out Here in 2018—catapulted them to fame: “Abusey Junction” has received 48 million YouTube views to date. Since then they have chalked up a number of other successes: in 2020 they … Read more