Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 3:30pm
Before “The Brazil Connection” CD release just days ago (5/23/14), I would have never believed a compilation featuring Bill Withers, Billie Holiday, Sly & The Family Stone, Mel Torme (aka velvet fog), Andy Williams, The Isley Brothers, Sarah Vaughan and others would be culled together on one...
Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 5:45pm
Coming Soon, Dr. O's review of the new release "The Rough Guide To Arabic Jazz" by World Music Network.
Saturday, May 31, 2014, 6:00pm
Buena Vista is back with a bang of well-produced recorded material. A highly refreshing mix of the best of Buena Vista including tracks such as “Sonero de verdad” and “Cuando ya no me quieras” performed by old and new members, featuring Pío Leyva, Puntillita, Raúl Planas , original members of the...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 10:00am
When it comes to conversation about the blues, some here in North American will naturally infuse the discussion with iconic names such as Arthur Blake, Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Lead Belly, Mamie Smith and a host of others notables. Not until recently, has the talk broadly tied American blues to its...
Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 12:30pm
Global interest in African Blues is growing. Bands and artists such as Mariem Hassan, Oumou Sangare, Tinariwen and the late Ali Farka Toure, have like many other African Blues artists, inspired increased interest in West Africa - the 'birthplace' of the Blues. This sound, carried by enslaved...
Friday, May 2, 2014, 2:30pm
Cecilia Noël remains in my estimation, a flawless performer whose vocal energy matches her electric stage presence.
Thursday, April 17, 2014, 2:15pm
I thoroughly like this project by the "All Stars."