Tag Archives: Jazz

Joan Armatrading, Beth McKee and Motel Mirrors kick off this month’s 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.”

The Best of the New Blues, Rock, Jazz CDs

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.

Montreal International Jazz Fest, June 26-July 5

Al Di Meola, Stanley Clarke, John Scofield, Ron Carter, King Sunny Ade, John Medeski, Wayne Shorter, Chris Botti, Steve Miller Band, Erykah Badu, Lucinda Williams, John Mayall, James Cotton, Madeleine Peyroux and Robert Glaspar might be giants but the essence of the upcoming Montreal International Jazz Festival June 26-July 5 are the free shows of Ragtime, Cajun, Celtic, Blues, Folk, Rock, hiphop, Dixieland, Swing, Bebop, Fusion, Gospel, Folk, Pop, and every other imaginable genre!