What if a label put its greatest stars all on the stage at the same time? Mack Avenue did it in Detroit and the result is rather godly. Plus two new women I’ve totally fallen in love with and, finally, is “Inventio” the greatest album of oddness in history?
Filled With Sound
Elvis Presley fans should swoon over a new 10-disc boxed set centering on The King’s return to live performing in 1970 Las Vegas. Delbert McClinton fans should know there’s a female Delbert on the loose! New York Singer/Songwriter Bill Curreri hits the sweet spot on his second album in 40 years. Three satisfying listens!!
From an action-packed Seattle bar where guitarist Coco Montoya drives ‘em wild to a supremely upscale New York City club where pianist Cyrus Chestnut draws oohs and ahhs to mellifluous samba fathoming the mind of the legendary Antonio Carlos Jobim, this blog’s entries will have you panting for more. Hey, it ain’t rock ‘n’ roll, but I like it!
If there’s one time every year I look forward to most, it’s Bethlehem, Pa., Musikfest. With more than 300 live acts presented for free (and a few biggies you have to pay for), it’s time to get your kicks walking from stage to stage and seeing the greatest variety of music of any such fest in the country. Ready to join me?!
You couldn’t get music any more diametrically opposed than the new releases of jazzers Noah Baerman and Michael Wollny next to singer-songwriters like Dan Masterson and Seth Adams. Yet the release of these 4 CDs makes for a quartet of gemstone that will tweak the ears, hearts and minds of adventurous music listeners.