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Greg started in radio in 1982 at KAMU in College Station, working as Production Manager with old-world skills such as tape splicing and cart deck cleaning. During that time, he hosted “Blue Noon” on the student station KANM. On moving to Austin, he started at the left-hand side of the radio dial and found KAZI much as it is today: the most diverse source of music and talk on the radio. Chris Lindsay, a former record store manager in College Station, needed a... Read More
With its stunning mix of New Age Pop and electronic instrumental music, The Colors Of Life, the 2019 debut album by Denver, Colorado based Moon Over Mountain, impressed music fans and turned heads around. Now, in 2020, group founders Kenneth Lee Roberts and Megan Buness return with their second album called Champagne And Brass. With this second Moon Over Mountain album, Ken and Megan continue onwards with their subtle and sublime approach to both vocal and instrumental music. In the spirit of The Colors Of Life, the 12-track, 2020 album release of Champagne And Brass offers another memorable blend of instrumental keyboard-based electronica and experimental, yet accessible songs with vocals—some with lyrics and some with synthesized wordless vocals that serve to entertain and even startle the listener (in a good way). Some of the vocal tracks, such as Megan’s vocals on
Review of Albare Plays Jobim: A Tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim
Album Info: Albare Plays Jobim: A Tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim
Albare Album: Albare Plays Jobim: A Tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim Label: Alfi Genre(s): Latin
Posted By: Joe Ross
Mar 19, 2020
Jazz guitarist Albare (aka Albert Dadon) was born in Morocco, raised in Israel and France, and now lives in Melbourne, Australia. With more than four decades of experience, Albare is known for his eclectic playing that incorporates elements of rock, funk and world music. While he has varied tastes and abilities, this tribute album to Antonio Carlos Jobim (Albare’s 12th album overall) presents Latin music in a contemporary, relaxed setting. Piano, string arrangement and conductor Joe Chindamo gives the entire album a light, airy, romantic feeling. Antonio Sanchez (drums) and Ricardo “Ricky” Rodriguez (bass) round out the ensemble. Jobim once said his lyrical music comes from nature. It’s urbane, sophisticated and enchanting. Albare brings soul and emotion to the works he’s chosen to cover by giving each piece its own living, breathing character.
Sass Jordan Album: Rebel Moon Blues Label: Stony Plain Genre(s): Contemporary Blues
Posted By: Duane Verh
Mar 13, 2020
The aptly-named Sass Jordan brings enough vocal grit and posture to some very familiar songs and arrangements to fashion distinctive workouts of her own. The Taj Mahal rendition of Sleepy John Estes’ “Leaving Trunk” and the Allman Brothers take on Sonny Boy Williamson’s “One Way Out” find renewed energy and identity as Ms. Jordan takes them on. Her stylistic range shows further on Gary Moore’s “Still Got The Blues”. Standing out as well are workouts on “My Babe” and “Palace of the King”.
This album’s cover photo of the port of Buenos Aires, circa 1920, emphasizes how important tradition is to composer/arranger/pianist Emilio Solla in his own creative life. Yet he is also forging new contemporary sounds that fuse the elements of tango and big band jazz. Born and raised in Argentina, Solla is the descendent of immigrants from Spain and Ukraine. Each piece on this album is dedicated to a port that played a seminal role in the development of jazz, tango or Solla’s musical creations. Thus, we hear dedications to ports in Cuba, Uruguay, Angola, Argentina, Spain, Columbia and the U.S. It’s an interesting thematic concept that recognizes tango as an authentic Argentinian roots music that was an urban product of a melting pot of European immigrants, locals of Spanish descent, blacks and natives.
Don’t expect this album to have music reminiscent of
Rory Block Album: Prove It On Me Label: Stony Plain Genre(s): Acoustic Blues
Posted By: Duane Verh
Mar 8, 2020
Rory Block’s on-going tribute to classic female blues artists continues with an emphasis on some lesser heralded while still finding space for nods to Ma Rainey and Memphis Minnie. Ms. Block’s assimilation of these early styles plays out in delivery that places this vocalist/guitarist/blues crusader among an extremely select few present-day performers such as John Hammond. That said, Ms. Block’s own “Eagles” may be the show stealer of this set. Her one-woman band approach is highlighted by captivating multi-tracked vocal choruses.