Rant 'N' Roll

Rant’n’Roll

Return of a Jazz-Rock Fusion Pioneer Where has the pioneering Jan Hammer been for the last decade? As a member of John McLaughlin’s Mahavishnu Orchestra in the ‘70s, he set new keyboard standards. When he pl...

Rant’n’Roll

Lock Up The Liquor!     Any band that takes for its name a 1961 Howlin’ Wolf song written by the legendary Willie Dixon is alright with me. With 15 tracks all written, produced, arranged, per...

Rant’n’Roll

CeltGrass     Haven by We Banjo 3 from Ireland is a fusion of world, bluegrass, Celtic, Americana, country and Irish folk music. This eclectic string band, made up of consummate musicians on gui...

Rant’n’Roll

Bessie Smith     Princeton guitarist/vocalist Rory Block, 68, is a blues-woman for the ages, keeping the rural blues alive for new generations. She’s already recorded wonderful tributes to th...

Rant’n’Roll

From Cuba With Love     Dayramir Gonzalez traverses The Grand Concourse (Machat Records) of New York City on his second CD. The multi-talented pianist/composer/arranger/orchestrator/bandleader...

Rant’n’Roll

Finally!   Not sure why it took one of the most in-demand hired guns in New York City to debut as a leader at 52 (he’s only been at it since 22) but trumpeter/flugelhorn man/composer John Bailey is In Rea...

Rant’n’Roll

Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets     Somewhere between the Andrews Sisters of the 1940s and the Indigo Girls of the 1990s sits a Wisconsin trio whose self-released sophomore effort contains n...

Rant’n’Roll

Another Great Dead Guy     e.s.t. live in London (Act) by The Esbjorn Svensson Trio is a great two-disc retrospective of Sweden’s biggest piano trio, active for 17 years. In 2006 alone, they pla...
*/ ?>