Saxophonist Wayne Shorter has played the Montreux (Switzerland) Jazz Festival many times with many different musicians.
Like the mighty Os Mutantes before them who rocket-launched Brazilian pop into extraterrestrial territories, Coconot, a trio that includes Pablo Díaz-Reixa (aka El Guincho), introduces tropi
Twins, they are. Nels now enjoys crossover attention for Wilco, and that’s probably the rationale for the simultaneous release stunt.
Alt-country is making me cynical. There may have been something unique and vibrant to start with, but we’ve ridden the cliché train too far to remember anything original.
Now in his 70s, Donald Bailey still swings hard. Joined by the dynamic saxophonist Odean Pope (long a member of Max Roach’s band), Bailey presents a varied program.
If you can get past the deadpan, can’t-tell-if-they’re-joking German vocals and they-must-be-joking song titles, including tongue-in-cheek gems like “Shopping Blitz” a
Brooks Ritter might be the next Louisville troubadour we gravitate toward.
Describing Norway’s The Low Frequency in Stereo as “eclectic” is an unfortunate understatement.
The spirit of Bruce Springsteen’s epic song “The River” is conjured repeatedly in Edgehill Avenue’s new release.
Despite some electric piano flourishes that briefly recall Ian McLagan’s days in the Faces, his latest solo outing, Never Say Never, is doggedly mid-tempo, laying out a relaxed, soulfu