Archive for August 4th, 2011

Various artists – Music Inside: A Collaboration Dedicated to Waylon Jennings (2011)

by Fred Phillips Ah, the tribute album. It started out as a good idea — current artists getting together to salute a classic artist that had a major influence on them. But, then, it spiraled out of control.

Augusto Pirodda, with Paul Motian and Gary Peacock – No Comment (2011)

Pianist Augusto Pirodda, on his fifth long player, plays with the melodic, insinuating sensitivity that belies his brief recording career.

Zigaboo Modeliste on the Meters’ “They All Ask’d For You,” “Funkify Your Life,” others: Gimme Five

Zigaboo Modeliste on the Meters’ “They All Ask’d For You,” “Funkify Your Life,” others: Gimme Five

Zigaboo Modeliste discusses how his celebratory writing style has continued to grow, and why he never expected one of the Meters’ most memorable sides to see wide release.

Something Else! sneak peek: Warren Wolf, "427 Mass Ave." (2011)

Warren Wolf, “427 Mass Ave.” by SomethingElse! Reviews Vibraphonist Warren Wolf is very, very talented, something he might have been aware of when he titled a past release Incredible Jazz Vibes, with a cover which looks conspicuously like Wes Montgomery’s for The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery.