Papa Mali’s “I’m a Ram” is an intriguing voodoo of sex and danger, something that seems to always surround the best Louisiana music.
Motivated by fire in their belly and a true love for rock and roll, the Zakary Thaks brought their edgy talents together with amazing synchronicity.
Here is a review of the sixth song from Nick Hempton’s ‘Catch and Release’ series. “Nordberg Suite” features Bruce Harris on trumpet — and no drums.
Steve Porcaro’s official return to Toto hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves. An import bonus track from the upcoming ‘Toto XIV’ fixes that.
This brave song, written about the horror of racism long before the Civil Rights movement, is given a different complexity by Cassandra Wilson.
Here is a review of ‘Infolding,’ an explosive techno-jazz record by Martin France-led Spin Marvel featuring trumpeter Nils Petter Molvær.
Tony Kaye was on the way back from a Yes performance at Basingstoke in 1970, when the band was involved in a horrific crash.
There was no small amount of violence in Blind Willie Johnson’s original take, and that’s boldly recaptured in this unheard version by the Staple Singers.
Here’s a review of Syberen van Munster’s debut album ‘Plunge For Distance,’ a sophisticated work that gently combines Old and New Worlds.
By embracing traditional sounds and executing them with vital energy, Midnight North has produced a record that stands on its own merits.