Archive for August 3rd, 2011

Zigaboo Modeliste, co-founder of the Meters: Something Else! Interview

Zigaboo Modeliste, co-founder of the Meters: Something Else! Interview

“If there is a 13th wonder,” fellow Meters co-founder George Porter Jr. once said of Zigaboo Modeliste, “then he is it.”

Human Element – The Human Element (2011)

Easy comparisons arrive quickly as the new self-titled Abstract Logix debut release by Human Element spins, since the group has connections to the original pioneers who fused jazz and world music.

Half Notes: Glambilly – White BBQ Sauce (2011)

Some non sequiturs make no sense, like jumbo shrimp. Others, like Glambilly, couldn’t be more perfect. This San Antonio-based threesome plays rootsy punk rock, sounding at times more than a little downhome — but with nary a trace of countrypolitan refinery. That makes for a sound, and an album, is that is consistently, brilliantly surprising. Check out the nasty littleRead More

Sean Nowell – Stockholm Swingin' (2011)

A blossoming career that started in Birmingham, Alabama recently had a stop all the way over in Stockholm, Sweden. For tenor saxophonist Sean Nowell’s third album (all of which are on Posi-Tone Records, by the way),