Archive for September 28th, 2011

Something Else! Interview: Blues legend Duke Robillard

Duke Robillard, co-founder of Roomful of Blues and a former member of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, has earned high praise from none other than B.B. King — who labeled him “one of the great players.”

Marcus Strickland – Triumph Of The Heavy, Volumes 1 & 2 (2011)

The story continues. Yesterday saxophonist Marcus Strickland’s new, double-disc record Triumph Of The Heavy, Volumes 1 & 2 went on sale, and the narrative of this record begins where the story of his prior one, Idiosyncrasies (2009), left off.

Forgotten series: Skid Row – Subhuman Race (1995)

by Fred Phillips The evolution of Skid Row is an interesting study. Most people will remember hit ballads “I Remember You” and “18 and Life” from the self-titled and most commercial of their releases in 1989.

Christian McBride Big Band – The Good Feeling (2011)

In a way, Christian McBride has been working on this big-band project all along. The talented jazz bassist’s interest in this format began almost 20 years ago

Half Notes: Marilyn Crispell – Vignettes (2008)

by Mark Saleski Never heard of pianist Marilyn Crispell? I was first exposed to her work via Anthony Braxton’s momumental Willisau quartet recordings. Crispell has a unique style of play, which I put on the shelf next to Cecil Taylor and Keith Jarrett. This was her first solo record on the ECM label, only the start of some great andRead More