• New Blues News – 4/14/2015

    New Blues News – 4/14/2015 New Blues Adds: Slam Allen – Feel These Blues (American Showplace Music):  Veteran blues singer / guitarist / songwriter Allen performs with his own band on this disc after eight years serving as guitarist and vocalist of the James Cotton Blues Band.  Allen’s guitar covers many styles with ease and […]

  • jazz adds april 6, 2015

    ingrid jensen + jason miles.  kind of new.  whaling city sound.   Bold, serious and imaginative tribute to miles davis’ seminal brews from Canadian trumpet virtuoso ingrid jensen collaborating with keyboardist jason miles.  it helps that jensen has spectacular chops and horn aesthetic–as in how to play gentle and strong.  mostly originals, one wayne shorter;  many […]

  • New Blues & Soul News – 3/31/2015

    New Blues and Soul News- 3/31/2015 New Blues Adds: A.J. Ghent Band – Live At Terminal West (Blue Corn): Here’s a new hybrid: AJ Ghent plays his strapped-on “Fender-esque” 8-string steel guitar like a merger of Robert Randolph and Derek Trucks and sings like a soulful combination of JC Brooks with a streak of James […]

  • 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 […]