We send a mountain of respect to Charif Megarbane, head honcho of the Cosmic Analog Ensemble, for producing an album that combines the best of jazz, funk, noir, soundtrack music and deep groove. We’re looking forward to more from him!
The King of Jump Blues, Louis Jordan, is giving me a very nice suggestion as to what I should be doing this evening. Cod it is!
Die Haut were a German post-punk band who were active during the 1980s and 90s. They collaborated with such luminaries as Nick Cave and Blixa Bargeld, but go full-on swamp blues here with Lydia Lunch.
PERRY BRADFORD AND THE BLUES SINGERS in Chronological Order, 1923-1927 (Document Records, DOCD-5353) all songs written & produced by Bradford, who plays piano and supervised the sessions 1 –Perry Bradford’s Jazz Phools* Fade Away Blues 2 –Perry Bradford’s Jazz Phools* Day Break Blues 3 –Ethel Ridley Liza Johnson’s Got Better Bread 4 –Ethel Ridley Here’s […] …
I have about zero interest in Burberry Menswear. It’s not my thing, though I can see where it would appeal to those who get a kick out of clothing. This video was supposed to highlight Burberry’s line of clothing, but that gets smashed immediately by the arresting voice of Benjamin Clementine, a man who, shockingly, …
Jean-Baptiste Frédéric Isidor, Baron Thielemans, known to millions of fans as ‘Toots‘, passed away yesterday at the age of 94. If you were ever a fan of Sesame Street as a child, you already know his work, as the whistling you hear is his, uncredited. Rest in peace, Toots.
There’s little that’s better than James Brown and band hitting their stride. Here’s 19 minutes of Escape-Ism!
As we nervously await the rebirth of Twin Peaks on television, we’ll at least be able to do our fretting to some dreamy music. Death Waltz Recording Company will be reissuing Angelo Badalamenti’s iconic soundtrack for the original TV series later this month. The reissue will a deluxe affair, in a die-cut, gatefold cover, with …
Turkey’s master percussionist Okay Temiz teams with the late South African bassist Johnny Dyani for a short, mindbending ethno-jazz excursion.
After an absolutely hideous two weeks, Willie Mae ‘Big Mama’ Thornton offers some hope.