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.”
Win a copy of the book “Ella: A Biography of the Legendary Ella Fitzgerald,” its two accompanying CDs, and read an interview with author Geoffrey Mark.
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.”
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.
From Funky Americana and Danish Vocalese to rare unearthed Art Pepper masterpieces and the debut of an Indiana twentysomething jazz genius, these six new CDs taste totally delicious.
From Memphis rockabilly to an Italian recreation thereof, with stops along the way for metal, jazz and Americana, we’ve got all the bases covered.
Forty years on, the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival in Saratoga Springs, New York has been one of the most delightful and relaxing fests in the country.
A review of new music collecting guides for those who have collect an assortment of music genres in different formats.
Goldmine is proud to present the 3rd edition of the “Jazz Album Price Guide” (Krause Publishing), authored by Dave Thompson. The author answered some questions about its release.
From blues to jazz, there are quite a few new releases that are as energetic and interesting as any current music on CD.