Though mainly thought of as a premium blues singer and guitarist, I tend to see Robert Cray as part of a long line of great soul men.
Archive for April, 2017
“Sola” is a perfect example of Lara Bello’s songwriting heft, lyrical gravitas and her engaging voice.
The opening notes on “Heart In Hand” from Chris Potter’s tenor sax traces Wayne Shorter’s opening remark on “Dance Cadaverous” but Potter’s own deeply expressive character quickly surfaces on his own spare but symphonic poem. In what begins as a
“Perdido” was supposed to be a live showcase for Charlie Parker. Then Ella Fitzgerald – who would have been 100 today – stepped up to the mic.
A rejuvenated Toto opens one of their very best albums with a song that should have been a bigger hit.
The Great Harry Hillman, “How To Dice An Onion” from Tilt (2017): Something Else! 360º video premiere
As the 360º video makes clear, the gumption of the Great Harry Hillman knows no bounds.
With ‘Here On Earth,’ Jenny Scheinman does more than merely curate the culture of the American Piedmont region. She brings it to life.
Jimmy Greene’s biggest help comes from within – inside his heart, where Ana Grace Greene lives and thrives.
The Bad Signs remind me of Mazzy Star mashed up with Roy Orbison, but with country-influenced female lead vocals.
With its stellar arrangements, impressive chops and smart production, Chicago’s “Just You ‘N’ Me” reached rare heights among pop-rock singles in 1973.