Rant ‘N’ Roll: Genre Hopping

Seven new CDs, seven genres, the best of the pile in one fell swoop. FUNK: Funk Road (Catbone/MVD Audio) by Mutiny is commandeered by longtime Parliament/Funkadelic drummer “Bigfoot” Brailey whose worldv...

Rant ‘N’ Roll: Jazzin’ It

The New York band of trumpeter Ralph Alessi is perfect for his mysterioso pilgrimages into outer and inner space on Baida (ECM). Time itself is altered on the title-track. It stands still, then seemingly mo...

Rant ‘N’ Roll: Musikfest Diary

Image by Mike McIntyre The 30th anniversary of the largest free music festival in the country with 500+ acts on 14 stages (13 of them free) from noon to midnight 10 days straight August 2 to 11 spread out ...