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blowmyblues: It is a matter of great indifference to me what...
Posted on Sunday August 20, 2017



blowmyblues:

It is a matter of great indifference to me what criticism is printed in the papers and the magazines. I am simply working out my own ideas in my own way. 

bass-instincts: torrid-wind: August Blues - Dexter Gordon, from...
Posted on Friday August 18, 2017



bass-instincts:

torrid-wind:

August Blues - Dexter Gordon, from the album “Tangerine” (1975)


Bass – Stanley Clarke
Drums – Louis Hayes
Piano – Hank Jones
Tenor Saxophone – Dexter Gordon
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Thad Jones


Recorded on June 28, 1972.

Stanley Clarke

The Jon Spear Band “Hot Sauce” Self...
Posted on Friday August 18, 2017



The Jon Spear Band
“Hot Sauce”
Self Released
Publicity: Betsie Brown, Blind Raccoon
By Peter “Blewzzman” Lauro © August 2017

Because they are located all over the world, I don’t get to see too many of the bands whose CDs I review.  That said, at the Blind Raccoon Showcase hosted by Betsie Brown during IBC week, I did have the pleasure of catching the Jon Spear Band live and I now envy those of you who can do so on a regular basis.  That, combined with having reviewed their debut release, had me looking very forward to working with “Hot Sauce” - the band’s newest CD.

“Hot Sauce” consists of twelve original tracks with various members of the band putting their pens to work.  And since there’s no reason to fix anything that’s not broke, the band has stayed intact for all of its three releases.  They are: Jon Spear on rhythm and lead guitar and vocals; Dara James on lead guitar, harp and vocals; Andy Burdetsky on bass and backing vocals; and John Stubblefield on drums and backing vocals.  Additional artists include: Ron Holloway on sax; Nate Brown on congas; Butch Taylor on keyboards; Matty Metcalfe on accordion; and Nathaniel Star and Yolanda Jones on backing vocals.    

If you are so sick of the crap that’s going on around you and you’re feeling like you just gotta get the hell out of this place before you explode, then you just might need a “Geographical Cure”.  Just as an apple a day is said to keep the doctor away, there’s also nothing like a change of scenery every once in a while.  If you allow it, along with its lyrics, the island beat on this one can be transcending.  As a matter of fact, I myself am already feeling better.

This one’s called “It Was A Really Great Gig” but it’s the next line - “At least that’s how it started out” - that really tells the story.  You see, the lead singer and a pretty girl were flirting from the stage.  This girl just happened to be the girlfriend of the local gang leader who saw it all go down.  As the punk grabbed the singers leg, he whacked him in the head with the mic stand.  Oh yeah, it gets worse but you’ll have to hear the rest for yourself.  Musically, like the story, it’s a feisty one.  The exuberant rhythm and rollicking guitars are the perfect accompaniment to the raucous tale.

I once asked another artist how his “Stop that grinnin’, drop some denim, let’s get it on” pick up line went, now here I am wondering how “Could you be my ‘Hot Sauce’ tonight?” worked for Jon Spear?  Although the song does mention several varieties of chili peppers, it’s the music causing the real heat.  Along with some very soulful vocals, Dara’s laying down some of the discs more fiery guitar licks; Andy and John pounding out some burning rhythm and guest star Ron is blowing flames out of that sax of his.  As the title track should be, this is one of the disc’s best.  

“Hello!”  Hello?“  "Hello, are you there?”  Helloooooooo, I hear you in the background.“  "Damn it, 'Butt-Dial Kyle’ is it again.  Yep, I’m sure all of us know, and/or have been, a Kyle ourselves at many times.  Clever and very humorous lyrics about a very common situation.  Along with the usual great rhythm and guitar leads, this one features several organ and piano highlights from Butch.  

Being a veteran myself, like Jon and the guys, I also have the "Blues For A Soldier”.  This one pays homage to all of the brave American’s - and their families - who sacrifice so much of their lives in order to keep the rest of us out of harm’s way.  Like the lyrics, and the way they’re being sung by Dara, the music is compelling as well.  Simply said, this is a very powerfully presented powerful message.  Thanks!

Now the smell of “Cheap Whisky And Stale Cigarettes” may remind you of some of the juke joints you frequent, but the song is actually about putting a bad situation behind you.  Another very well written and well done track that features strong vocals from Jon and sharp harp blowin’ by Dara.

Other tracks on “Hot Sauce” include: “Bottom Of The Bottle”, “Noah’s Blues”, “Pierre Jourdan”, “Hit The Quarter”, “Wintertime” and “Natchez Burning”.

You can find The Jon Spear Band simply by going to www.jonspearband.com
or liking their FB page by searching “Jon Spear Band”.  Once you do, please tell them the Blewzzman sent you.

Peter “Blewzzman” Lauro
Blues Editor @ www.Mary4Music.com
2011 Keeping the Blues Alive Recipient

fingeringtrinkets-blog: “Lonesome Day Blues” was recorded by...
Posted on Thursday August 17, 2017



fingeringtrinkets-blog:

“Lonesome Day Blues” was recorded by Blind Willie McTell (as Hot Shot Willie) with his wife, Kate McTell, on February 22, 1932 in Atlanta. “Rollin’ Mama Blues,” “Mama Let Me Scoop For You,” and “Searching the Desert for the Blues,” also collaborations with Kate, were recorded in the same session. pretty much my favorites of Blind Willie McTell, if not the genre.

Delta Legends at The Biscuit
Posted on Thursday August 17, 2017

deltalegends:

Come see Delta Legends on the Dr. Ross stage at the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas. We will also be busking the biscuit but this is our stage time, 3:00 - 3:45 pm on Saturday, October 7.

didierleclair: THAT’S THE BLUES EFFECTTHE FEEL SO EASY TO...
Posted on Thursday August 17, 2017



didierleclair:

THAT’S THE BLUES EFFECT
THE FEEL SO EASY TO DETECT…

Big Billy Broonzy, soul singer

Delta Legends at Godsey’s Grill, Saturday, September 2, 7:00 to...
Posted on Thursday August 17, 2017



Delta Legends at Godsey’s Grill, Saturday, September 2, 7:00 to 10:00 pm.

Return engagement. Back by popular demand. Hear Delta Legends, in Jonesboro, without having to travel to Mississippi or Helena for their festival appearances.

John Shepherd, Jeremy Burnett, and Hairy Larry are Delta Legends. We will be cookin’ at Godsey’s Grill.

21st Century Jazz Composers

tomatoband
Posted on Sunday August 20, 2017

Here’s the personnel off their website.

Guitar - Charlie Mitchell
Pianos - Alex Irwin
Bass Guitar - Alan Stern
Drums - Jake Acheson

When I asked who write what I got “We kind of all write them all. “ So group improvisation over group composition.

tomatoband - August 3, 2017 - Charleston Pour House...
Posted on Sunday August 20, 2017



tomatoband - August 3, 2017 - Charleston Pour House (Deck) Infestation segues into Rats

If we could just get rid of the rats, it would be a different story here. If we could just get rid of the rats, I could get her to spend the night. If we could just get rid of the rats, the kitchen wouldn’t be such a drag. If we could just get rid of the rats, it would be a different sight here. But the rats died and don’t realize the mess they leave behind…

You can hear em when you’re sleepin’, running through the ceilin’, feel em when you’re dreamin’, breathin’ faster now.

tomatoband Live at Charleston Pour House on 2017-08-03
Posted on Sunday August 20, 2017

blowmyblues: It is a matter of great indifference to me what...
Posted on Sunday August 20, 2017



blowmyblues:

It is a matter of great indifference to me what criticism is printed in the papers and the magazines. I am simply working out my own ideas in my own way. 

Don Clemenza by Hildegard Lernt Fliegen, live at Jazzfestival...
Posted on Monday August 07, 2017



Don Clemenza by Hildegard Lernt Fliegen, live at Jazzfestival Goettingen

“Hildegard Lernt Fliegen” playing Don Clemenza live at the Jazzfestival Goettingen DE on the 9th of November 2013. with Andreas Schaerer - voice, composition Andreas Tschopp - trombone, tuba Matthias Wenger - soprano & altosaxophone Benedikt Reising - baritonesaxophone Marco Müller - bass Christoph Steiner - marimba

Amazing work. Out Franks Zappa.

Knock code 3 by Andreas Schaerer’s HILDEGARD LERNT...
Posted on Monday August 07, 2017



Knock code 3 by Andreas Schaerer’s HILDEGARD LERNT FLIEGEN

live performed at “beeflat” in Berne Switzerland on the 20th december 2009. visit: www.hildegardlerntfliegen.com HILDEGARD LERNT FLIEGEN" are: Andreas Schaerer - voice, composition Matthias Wenger - alto saxophone Andreas Tschopp - trombone Patrick Schnyder - baritone saxophone Marco Mueller - bass Christoph Steiner - drums

Great vocals solo intro. Quite interesting.

RIFFS
Posted on Monday August 07, 2017

RIFFS:

It often was over used as a meaningful term of praise eventually rendered a little bit less effective. “Ethereal” these days has gone the other way into the sidings and you hardly ever hear the word batted about in terms of describing contemporary jazz. Maybe the nature of the music itself has changed at least in current trends.

Great review with video of the band from Marlbank.

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Old Shoe Live at People Fest @ Driftless Music Gardens on 2017-08-12
Posted on Wednesday August 23, 2017

01. Welcom Home 02. Motl 03. I Know What I Know 04. Long Black Hair 05. Georgia Night  06. Bayou 07. On Your Way Down 08. Never Left Me 09. Denver Down 10. Oneida County 11. Mary Jane 12. Dust Bowl.

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Fruition Live at Rusty Rudder on 2017-08-13
Posted on Wednesday August 23, 2017

Fruition  Rusty Rudder Dewey Beach, DE 2017-08-13 01.Laydown Blues 02.Just One Of Them Nights 03.Blue Light 04.Labor Of Love 05.Above The Line 06.Whipporwill 07.Love Sneaking Up On You 08.Boil Over 09.Way That I Do 10.Santa Fe 11.There She Was 12....

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Brian Thomas/Alex Lee-Clark Big Band Live at Salem Jazz and Soul Festival on 2017-08-20
Posted on Wednesday August 23, 2017

Brian Thomas / Alex Lee-Clark Big Band Sun. August 20, 2016 Salem Jazz and Soul Festival Salem Willows Salem, MA source1: dpa 4023 > Lunatec V3 > Edirol R-44 > WAV (24/48k) source2: Telefunken ELA M260 Hyper Cardioid > Lunatec V3 > Edirol R-44 > WAV (24/48k) transfer: wav > Audacity > wav (24/48k) >....

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Billy Strings Live at Hoxeyville Music Festival on 2017-08-20
Posted on Wednesday August 23, 2017

Billy Strings Hoxeyville Music Festival Wellston, Michigan August 20, 2017 Peluso cemc6/ck21 + Line Audio CM3 -> Sound Devices MixPre-6 Audacity -> CD Wave -> flac Flacs tagged with Foobar2000 For an encore, the band played one or two songs unplugged among the crowd....

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Desert Rain Live at The Stomping Ground on 2017-08-22
Posted on Wednesday August 23, 2017

DESERT RAIN The Stomping Ground Putnam, Ct. August 22, 2017 101 China Cat  Sunflower 102 Wagon Wheel 103 Tangled-Donald Trump 104 Pig Song 105 Trenchtown Rock 106 Psycho Killer 107 Brown Eyed Women 108 American Dream 109 Hey Hey, What Can I Do 110 Gin & Juice 201 Henry 202 Lovelight 203 Dope Song 2....

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Max Creek Live at Flynn Theater on 1984-09-15
Posted on Wednesday August 23, 2017

Max Creek 1984-09-15 The Flynn Theater Burlington, VT Internal Mics > Aiwa Walkman > Master Cassette > Sony TC-RX400 > Adobe Audition CC > Flac > xACT 2.38 Recorded By Bill Catozzi Mastered By Scott Medeiros One Set: 01 LFS * 02 The Field —> 03 Cassidy 04 Mystery Train 05 Just A Rose 06 Peggy -O- ....

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Mogwai Live at Gagarin 205 on 2009-02-20
Posted on Wednesday August 23, 2017

01 The Precipice 02 Friend Of The Night 03 Scotland's Shame 04 Hunted By A Freak 05 Mogwai Fear Satan 06 I'm Jim Morrison, I'm Dead 07 Summer 08 I Love You, I'm Going to Blow Up Your School 09 Xmas Steps 10 Thank You Space Expert 11 Like Herod 12 Batcat 13 New Paths To Helicon pt1 14 We're No Here.

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Rusted Root Live at The Peach Festival 2017 on 2017-08-12
Posted on Wednesday August 23, 2017

Rusted Root The Peach Music Festival 2017 Scranton (Moosic), PA Mushroom Stage 2017-08-12 08. Land 09.Touch of Air Brandon 'Taz' Niederauer on guitar for a guest appearance on Ecstasy Photo Credit Brynnster  Source: Schoeps MK41V's>Schoeps KCY 250/05i>Schoeps VST62iu>Sound Devices 788t Lineage:Scho....

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Shinyribs Live at Buckley Park on 2017-08-04
Posted on Wednesday August 23, 2017

01. Intro > Country Cool 02. Don't Leave It a Lie 03. I Got Your Medicine 04. All About That Bass 05. Dream On > Song of Lime Juice and Despair 06. Take Me Lake Charles 07. Durango Roller Girls (improv?) 08....

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The A-Beez Live at Chianti Tuscan Restaurant & Jazz Lounge on 2017-08-20
Posted on Wednesday August 23, 2017

The A-Beez Sun. August 20, 2017 Chianti Tuscan Restaurant & Jazz Lounge Beverly, MA source: dpa 4023 > Lunatec V3 > Edirol R-44 > WAV (24/48k) transfer: wav > Audacity > wav (24/48k) > xACT > flac8 tape/transfer - corey the groundhog (coreythegroundhogATgmailDOTcom) set one (98:15) 01....

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