Rant’n’Roll

The First Great Blues CD of 2018   Singer/songwriter/harmonicat Curtis Salgado, and guitarist/composer/producer Alan Hager, both from Oregon, do not need a band. Rough Cut (Alligator Records) has six orig...

Rant’n’Roll

Dancing at the Hall     Jerry Granelli’s Dance Hall on Justin Time Records is a keeper. The 76-year-old drummer -- a veteran of the touring bands of The Platters (“The Great Pretender” rambles o...

Rant’n’Roll

Zee Blues     It’s all in his voice:  that bubbling, gurgling phlegm-fest. Howling Wolf ain’t got nothin’ on this guy. Self-released, self-produced, What You See Is What You Get is a 10-...

Rant’n’Roll

What Time Is It?     For 71 years the One O’Clock Lab Band from the University of North Texas has been raging, filling the air with well-muscled brassy charts by hungry students who are so damn ...

Rant’n’Roll

Texas Blues After eight years of filling the coveted lead guitar chair for John Mayall & His Bluebreakers and Black Oak Arkansas, Rocky Athas went solo in 2014. His past is profoundly on display in t...

Rant’n’Roll

Outspoken Italian Pianist/Composer Simona Premazzi is Outspoken on her self-released quartet CD with tenor/soprano saxophonist Dayna Stephens, bassist Joe Martin and drummer Nasheet Waits. When she tackl...

Rant’n’Roll – All That Jazz

    An Afternoon In Gowanus (Jazzkey Records), by the Frank Perowsky Jazz Orchestra, is a father/son affair. Frank, the father, 83, is a rock star, so to speak. Besides playing an elegant clarinet (dig that...