• 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 […]

  • jazz adds january 27, 2015

    billy bang.  da bang.  tum.  Posthumous release from jazz violinist/ Vietnam vet billy bang ( 1947-2011), working with quintet:   dick griffin (trom), andrew bemkey on piano; hilliard greene, double-bass;  newman taylor-baker@drums.  gorgeous lyricism, and innovation from legend of the 1970’s NYC jazz “loft” scene;  a reluctant violinist, bang took a turbulent path (drugs, PTSD, […]

  • New Blues News – 1/27/2015

    New Blues News New Blues Adds: Mike Henderson Band – If You Think It’s Hot Here…. (EllerSoul): If you like straight-forward, no frills, it-will-knock-you-flat-on-your-rusty-dusty electric blues, then all you need to know is that Mike Henderson has a new blues disc out.  He plays a ’59 Fender Bassman, great slide, and has a blues shout […]

  • New Jazz Adds – 1/21/2015

    New Jazz Adds – 1/21/2015 Anthony Braxton – Trio And Duet (Sackville): Remarkable tour de force recording from 1974.  Most famous for expanding his styles and listeners ears, Braxton decided to step away from the more familiar quartets and open with a trio, including Leo Smith on trumpet, flugelhorn, pocket trumpet, and percussion and Richard […]

  • New Blues News – 1/20/2015

    New Blues News – 1/20/2015 New Blues Adds: Tas Cru – You Keep The Money (Crustee Tees):  Most recent release (his 5th) from bandleader Cru (guitars, vox, writer of all songs on this disc) with backup by Mary Ann Casale (vox, dulcimer), Alice “Honeybea” Ericksen (vox), Dick Earl Ericksen (harp), Chip Lamson (piano), Guy Nirelli […]