• New Blues & Soul News – 3/24/2015

    New Blues News – 3/24/2015 New Blues Adds: Robben Ford – Into The Sun (Provogue): Veteran guitarist Ford presents his latest offering of blues inflected songs, several with a country soul/blues funk that is as infectious as can be.  Ford’s smooth and inventive guitar work is supported by Brian Allen (b), Wes Little (d), and […]

  • New Blues & Soul News – 3/17/2015

    New Blues News – 3/17/2015 New Blues: Chris Daniels & The Kings – Funky To The Bone (Moon Voyage): This veteran funk & soul band is the latest “generation” of their funk forefathers – The Prophets of Funk – Freddi Henchi and the Soulsetters as they eventually mixed and merged with a jam band led […]

  • New Blues News – 3/10/2015

    New Blues News – 3/10/2015 New Blues Adds: Al Blake – Blues According To Blake (Soul Sanctuary): Blake, former member of the Hollywood Fats Band, presents this acoustic session of three classics (King Bee, Rock Me and Easy) and seven originals that have the classic feel of the urban folk blues.  Blake sings and plays […]

  • New Blues News – 3/3/2015

    New Blues News – 3/3/2015 New Blues Adds: Brad Absher & Swamp Royale – Lucky Dog (Montrose): Guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Absher presents a potpourri of soul that reflects his Big Easy/Lake Charles, LA influences. Half of the tunes are originals and fall into the slow or medium paced soul reminiscent of Dan Penn. The songs he covers […]

  • Remembering Clark Terry: A Celebration of the Late Jazz Trumpeter

    Ann Porotti sat down with Charlottesville dance educator Anne Megibow, Clark Terry’s goddaughter, on the February 25th edition of All That Jazz to celebrate the life and music of Clark Terry, who passed away on Saturday, February 21st at the age of 94. Clark Terry was described in a New York Times obituary as, “one of […]

  • New Blues and Soul News – 2/24/2015

    New Blues News – 2/24/2015 New Blues Adds: Doug MacLeod – Exactly Like This (Reference Recordings):  Veteran singer/songwriter/guitarist MacLeod treats us to his 25th release and it is a definite winner!  All of the songs are originals and the sound is unadorned, acoustic, and infectious.  MacLeod weaves great tales and the straightforward directness of his […]

  • New Blues News – 2/18/2015

    New Blues News – 2/18/2015 New Blues Adds: Jeff Jensen – Morose Elephant (self-produced):  The soft soul beginning of this disc didn’t prepare me for the variety and not always so easy, but always swinging blues and boogie that follows. In fact, it’s the swing this disc delivers that carries the day.  Jensen (vox, guitar) […]

  • New Blues News – 2/9/2014

    New Blues News – 2/10/2015 New Blues Adds: Tinsley Ellis – Tough Love (Heart Fixer Music):  Veteran blues guitarist/singer/songwriter Ellis presents ten new original blues songs.  His sound is reminiscent of earlier Robert Cray (though his vocals are not as strong). In general, his vocals work best on the faster tunes though his declarative style […]

  • “Got a Little Rhythm” has a lot of fun

    It’s always fun when friends get together to make music. And that’s exactly what this intimately-recorded release sounds like. Pianist John Musto and soprano Amy Burton are a husband and wife team, steeped both in Broadway and classical music traditions. Baritone Patrick Mason is a long-time collaborator with both Musto and Burton, and the easy […]