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Otis Taylor, “Cold at Midnight” from Hey Joe Opus / Red Meat (2015): One Track Mind

Otis Taylor, “Cold at Midnight” from Hey Joe Opus / Red Meat (2015): One Track Mind

Otis Taylor’s “Cold at Midnight,” a white-knuckle ride into the very heart of worry, advances the forthcoming ‘Hey Joe Opus / Red Meat.’

Devon Allman – Ragged & Dirty (2014)

Devon Allman – Ragged & Dirty (2014)

We review ‘Ragged & Dirty,’ which finds Devon Allman getting it done his own damned way.

Cassie Taylor – Out of My Mind (2013)

Cassie Taylor brings the same sort of hard-bitten focus on truth telling, and the same frisky sense of experimentation, that’s surrounded her father Otis’ work.

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best Of 2013 (Jazz and Blues): Boz Scaggs, Wicked Knee, Terence Blanchard

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best Of 2013 (Jazz and Blues): Boz Scaggs, Wicked Knee, Terence Blanchard

We explore triumphs over time from legends like James Cotton and Wayne Shorter. Triumphs of conception like Billy Martin’s Wicked Knee, and Michael Wolff’s combining with Mike Clark. And triumphs of sheer artistry from Boz Scaggs.

Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone (2013)

Otis Taylor – My World Is Gone (2013)

Otis Taylor’s blues aren’t conventional blues. They’re aren’t good-time blues. Banjo in hand, he imbues them musically with an out-of-time, off-kilter sound — and then runs right at life’s bitter truths.

Streams: Otis Taylor, “Sit Across Your Table” from My World is Gone (2013)

Stream a new song — this scrappy groover called “Sit Across Your Table” — from trance bluesman Otis Taylor’s forthcoming project My World Is Gone, due on February 12, 2013 from Telarc-Concord.

Nick DeRiso’s Top Albums for 2012: Blues and Jazz

In one way or another, each of these recordings confounded and delighted me. Pushed me to new vistas, either in the way I approached the artist, their own original work, or the tunes they covered. Made me think, and feel differently.

S. Victor Aaron’s Top Albums for 2012, Part 1 of 4: Non-Jazz

Part 2, Mainstream and Modern Jazz >>> For the sixth straight year, it’s time to look back on the year in music to recollect which albums I really, really liked this year and make a list.

We're Half Way There: The Official™ Something Else! Mid-Year Top 10 for 2012

After two goes at an annual Official™ Something Else! Top 10 list, we’ve decided to introduce a mid-year edition — for those who simply can’t wait for the Christmas sales

Nick DeRiso’s Half-Year List of Top Albums for 2012: Blues and Jazz

Already, we’ve seen the blues and jazz genres enlivened by a series of out-of-nowhere surprises that included Little Feat, Wes Montgomery (yes, Wes Montgomery!) and Bonnie Raitt

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