Rant ‘N’ Roll: Horizontal Jazz, Mystery Man, Electronica, Dixieland, Bobby Darin & A Solo Bangle

Pianist/Composer David Feldman, 40, adds guitarist Toninho Horta and trombonist Raul De Souza to his working trio and his third CD comes out as Horizonte (DFM). Born in Rio de Janeiro, Feldman moved to New York City to seriously study jazz, join Slide Hampton’s band and jam with the …

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It’s That Time Of Year Again: Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes

Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ! The venerable Stone Pony Summer Stage is open for business. On July 1, at a special start time of 6:00 p.m., Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes will no doubt perform songs from their last two brilliant-as-all-hell projects:  Live From E Street and SOULTIME!

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Rant’n’Roll: High School Heroes, Prohibition Jazz, New Orleans Tradition And A Free Concert Series

There’s a reason they called it “The Roaring Twenties.” Those who watch HBO’s Boardwalk Empire know the feeling. Jazz in the era of prohibition [1920-1933] was tinged by the illegality of alcohol consumption so—in this pre-rock ‘n’ roll era where folks still had to get wild to something—there was always …

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Rant’n’Roll: Rubbing Shoulders With The Real Deals At The Bourbon Street Blues Fest

(Photo by Cathy Miller)

It certainly was a thrill and an honor to get up on stage as longtime Aquarian dude and introduce Chicago blues practitioner Bernard Allison to a staunch assemblage of blues fans who cheered lustily when I mentioned that the legendary Luther Allison [1939-1997] was his father. …

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A Certifiable Classic Rock Giant: Bobby Whitlock And Coco Carmel

Bobby Whitlock, 69, a seminal figure in rock ‘n’ roll history, who started Derek & The Dominos with Clapton (co-writing seven Layla songs), who played with Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, George Harrison, Sam & Dave and Booker T & The MGs, is on the road with wife Coco

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Revolutionary Ensemble: Terence Blanchard

Mark June 11 on your calendar if you want to thrill to seeing trumpet player Terence Blanchard blow the house away at the Highline Ballroom in New York City. Just as Miles Davis actually moved the music forward back in his groundbreaking days of Bitches Brew, thus inventing fusion …

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Rant’n’Roll: Prog-Blues, Fusion, Fractured Pop, A Speechless Champian, Forlorn Strangers, Matters Of State & Love For Amy

They had one whale of a big-time party north of the border when Tim Bastmeyer’s All-Star Blues Band recorded this nine-track all-original self-titled gem (Grassfire Entertainment). You can tell because the players—all known entities in the thriving and eclectic Canadian blues scene—solo madly, especially on the one jazzy instrumental, …

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Rant’n’Roll: Fab Faux Solo, FEM Confessional, Rough-Hewn Troubadour & Southside Does Bruce

Each of the seven tracks on the self-released, self-produced Lake Songs by Jack Snax is totally different. He could’ve made seven entire albums in each direction. Snax is actually Jack Petruzzelli of The Fab Faux. He’s the guy who brings down the house every single time he sings “Oh Darling.” …

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Rant’n’Roll: A Blues Hero, Ambient Strings, Ivo & Hiromi + Outrageous Jazz/Rock Fusion

Eric Bibb is a blues hero. In his own way, he’s the equal of previous generations of blues heroes both rural and urban. Bibb is both. His 37 albums in a half-century contain nary a bum track. His brilliant Migration Blues (Stony Plain) perfectly captures the zeitgeist of Trump’s alt-right …

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Honky-Tonk Heaven: Bourbon Street Blues Fest

On May 20 and 21, in Stanhope NJ, at the Waterloo Concert Field, at Allamuchy State Park, the tenth annual Bourbon Street Blues Fest will present on Saturday Americana hero Mike Zito, Lee Delray, Bernard Alison, the Bob Lanza and Above Ground Blues Bands and Kenny Wayne Shephard. …

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