There’s a wellspring of new sound via seven CDs filled to the brim with adventurous, pioneering complexity (Saft, Evans, Garner, MND FLO), deep gutbucket blues (Lynn), exquisite songcraft (Hitt) and one raw, rollicking early-rock collection that will make your head spin like Linda Blair in “The Exorcist.”
Filled With Sound
So much sound this month, it’s hard to listen to anything else. When Joan Armatrading releases a new record, I sit up and take notice. John Wesley Harding sounds great doing other people’s material. Motel Mirrors are my favorite new band. Add jazz, a Pennsylvania power blues trio, the heavenly Beth McKee and some righteous jumpin’ rockabilly and we are, indeed, “Filled With Sound.”
Pioneering Prog-Rock, Jazz Insanity, Mississippi Blues from France and two new divas make Dramatic Entrances
There’s some never-heard-before kind of sound here! Slivovitz, Vantomme and Muddy Gurdy are like nothing you’ve ever heard before. Don’t take my word for it. Check it on out! Plus, the way-out insanity jazz of Kevin Sun and Arnan Raz are totally mind-blowing, and two sultry sexy divas make dramatic entrances.
Jazz-Rock Fusion, Hillbilly Boogie, Alligator Blues, Canadian Craziness, Louisiana History and a Living Legend
This month’s batch of sound takes us back to the swamps of 1950s Louisiana, modern-day Chicago, a certified legend in John Mayall, a rollicking debut from Big Shoes (made up of members of the bands of Bonnie Raitt, Etta James, Taj Mahal and Delbert McClinton) an outrageous Canadian septet, Living Fossil, and don’t forget the man they call Hristo.
The sound filling us up this month with blues, rock, jazz: Adam Ahuja will be the latest one-man band to rock your world. Six new faces come together to make a bold new jazz statement. Mama SpanX will spank you solid. Monk Lives. Jim Shaneberger protests like Dylan. And there’s a new British Invasion.