Post Tagged with: "2000s"

One Track Mind: Gov't Mule "Perfect Shelter" (2004)

One Track Mind: Gov't Mule "Perfect Shelter" (2004)

by Pico Covering High And Mighty about a year and a half ago gave me a convenient excuse to pull out and listen to some of the prior Gov’t Mule CDs. Out of the one just prior to this one, Déjà Voodoo, came a tune that has lately been the perfect ear food for the testosterone-charged seventies kid in me.Read More

Movies: Rhythm 'n' Bayous: A Road Map to Louisiana Music (2001)

Movies: Rhythm 'n' Bayous: A Road Map to Louisiana Music (2001)

by Nick DeRiso This two-hour documentary explores music from both southern and northern Louisiana, a rare tip of the hat to both traditions. So you have the expected segments on Acadiana- and New Orleans-based standouts Rosie Ledet, the Hackberry Ramblers, Henry Butler, Nathan Williams and the Jambalaya Cajun Band, among others. But respected filmmaker Robert Mugge (“Deep Blues,” 1991) alsoRead More

Medeski, Martin & Wood – Let's Go Everywhere (2008)

Medeski, Martin & Wood – Let's Go Everywhere (2008)

These days it seems that celebrities like Katie Couric, Jay Leno and even Madonna are getting into writing children’s books. But the next big trend might very well be children’s music. Jack Johnson’s little-noticed soundtrack to the Curious George movie from a couple of years ago was a pretty good example of how a mainstream adult-oriented artist can make originalRead More

One Track Mind: Ellery Eskelin/Andrea Parkins/Jim Black "43 RPM" (2003)

One Track Mind: Ellery Eskelin/Andrea Parkins/Jim Black "43 RPM" (2003)

by S. Victor Aaron Jazz trios that push the envelope are a lot of fun to listen to. With only two other players to be accountable for, each member gets to take more chances than they might be able to get away with in a larger setting. And when it’s an unconventional getup, like say, a sax, drums and accordion,Read More

Peter Frampton – Fingerprints (2006)

Peter Frampton – Fingerprints (2006)

Peter Frampton’s first-ever instrumental release boasts a buffet-style diversity. And by refusing to settle into easy genre work — you just knew this would be jazz(zzzzzzzzz)y, right? — Frampton finally distances himself completely from a certain mid-1970s double live album. Well, almost anyway. No, familiar keyboardist Bob Mayo doesn’t appear. (He actually died of a heart attack on tour someRead More

Lightnin' Bugs – Live at the Sundown! (2000)

Lightnin' Bugs – Live at the Sundown! (2000)

NICK DERISO: The Lightnin’ Bugs’ first live album begins, fittingly, with this boozy tribute to “Mama Rosanne,” a primer on the pleasing, blues-based gumbo that’s quickly become associated with this north Louisiana-based group. Start with healthy dashes of wheezing accordions, plucky fiddles and second-line drum-groove. Then, about midway through, sprinkle in one happy fan’s long, long whistle of approval. You’llRead More

David Rogers Sextet – The World Is Not Your Home (2007)

David Rogers Sextet – The World Is Not Your Home (2007)

photographer – Clay Patrick McBride by PicoIt’s not a recording that’s a decade in the making, but it’s been fermenting for that long. Saxophonist David Rogers has immersed himself in the music and culture of far-flung parts of the world where he’s lived, like Southeast Asia and West Africa, and incorporated those influences into American jazz. On the eve ofRead More

One Track Of The Year: the subdudes – "Poor Man's Paradise"

One Track Of The Year: the subdudes – "Poor Man's Paradise"

by Pico With all the All Star albums of 2007 out of the way, there’s just one more piece of year-end business to take care of: my favorite song of the year. Like the top CD of the year, this one didn’t require much agonizing. It’s a song that puts me in a great mood every time I listen toRead More

My All-Star CD's of 2007: The Best Of The Rest

My All-Star CD's of 2007: The Best Of The Rest

by Pico Either it’s been a strong year music-wise, or I’ve simply been listening to more new releases than I usually do. It’s probably a combination of both but regardless, there was a lot of good chaff left on the floor by the time I finalized my All-Stars Starters and Alternates lists. And so, here’s a list of the recordsRead More

My 2007 MVP CD: David Torn – Prezens

My 2007 MVP CD: David Torn – Prezens

by Pico When it came time to decide which CD’s to include in my starters and alternates lists, there was a lot of agonizing over many of the choices. But my top choice came early and easily. In fact, it was all but determined by the end of May, after I listened to David Torn’s Prezens a few times. UnlessRead More