Articles by: S. Victor Aaron

Rock Candy Funk Party, “Don’t Be Stingy With The SMPTE”: Something Else! sneak peak (2015)

Rock Candy Funk Party, “Don’t Be Stingy With The SMPTE”: Something Else! sneak peak (2015)

Tal Bergman, Joe Bonamassa and the rest of the rock Candy Funk Party gang are back with a new, hard groovin’ song “Don’t Be Stingy With The SMPTE,” and a sexy new video to match.

The Spanish Donkey [Joe Morris, Jamie Saft, Mike Pride] – Raoul (2015)

The Spanish Donkey [Joe Morris, Jamie Saft, Mike Pride] – Raoul (2015)

Here is a review of the freaky fun psychedelic improv free jazz/rock jam ‘Raoul’ by the Spanish Donkey, featuring Joe Morris, Jamie Saft and Mike Pride.

Sam Trapchak – Land Grab (2015)

Sam Trapchak – Land Grab (2015)

Here is a review of Sam Trapchak’s solid second album, ‘Land Grab,’ with Greg Ward, Tom Chang and Christian Coleman.

John Hiatt, “Take It Down” from Crossing Muddy Waters (2000): One Track Mind

John Hiatt, “Take It Down” from Crossing Muddy Waters (2000): One Track Mind

It turns out master singer-songwriter John Hiatt hit the nail on the head concerning the current Confederate flag controversy – some 15 years ago.

Tim Kuhl – 1982 (2015)

Tim Kuhl – 1982 (2015)

Here is a review of the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger’s Tim Kuhl’s latest project, ‘1982,’ an alternately soothing and moderately disquieting record.

Matthew Shipp unveils new trio with upcoming release The Conduct of Jazz

Matthew Shipp unveils new trio with upcoming release The Conduct of Jazz

Here is an early look at the revamped Matthew Shipp Trio’s upcoming Thirsty Ear release, ‘The Conduct of Jazz.’

Rich Halley 4 – Creating Structure (2015)

Rich Halley 4 – Creating Structure (2015)

Here is a review of ‘Creating Structure’ by the Rich Halley 4, a satisfying album where the wall between composing and performance is removed completely.

Brad Cheeseman Group – Brad Cheeseman Group (2015)

Brad Cheeseman Group – Brad Cheeseman Group (2015)

Here is a review of the debut album by Toronto electric bassist Brad Cheeseman, the fun but sophisticated ‘Brad Cheeseman Group.’

Emerson Lake and Palmer – Trilogy: Deluxe Edition (1972, 2015 reissue)

Emerson Lake and Palmer – Trilogy: Deluxe Edition (1972, 2015 reissue)

Here is a review of the 3-CD remastered version of Emerson Lake and Palmer’s classic 1972 release, ‘Trilogy.’ Jakko Jakszyk’s remix does the music justice.

Jamison Ross – Jamison (2015)

Jamison Ross – Jamison (2015)

2012 Thelonius Monk Competition winner Jamison Ross won the contest with his drums, but his debut ‘Jamison’ will win more likely over listeners with his amazing voice.