John Scofield: A Moment’s Peace

Beautiful. Simply beautiful. Guitarist John Scofield has followed up 2009’s jazz-gospel Piety Street with a lovely excursion into balladry: From McCartney’s “I Will” and Gershwin’s “I Loves You Porgy” to C...

Sheri Miller: Winning Hand

There’s a reason New York City singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Sheri Miller got the best of the best to back her up on her five-song EP. She’s that good. With the chutzpah to reach out to producer K...

Keb Mo: The Reflection

Guitarist Keb Mo bends those notes in a Memphis hot stew and when he starts singin’ there’s an inherent joyousness in his voice. When the girls come in to add some vocal sugar, he slides those notes like JJ...

Rant N Roll: Back To The CD Pile…

If you believe The Summer Set (singer Brian Dales, guitarists John Gomez/Josh Montgomery, bassist Stephen Gomez and drummer Jess Bowen), then everything’s fine. As produced by John Fields (Jimmy Eat World, ...

Various Artists: Rave On Buddy Holly

As with most uneven tribute albums, the 19-tracks here are wildly diverse, many memorable, and some unlistenable. Surprisingly, Sir Paul McCartney’s “It’s So Easy” leads the negative ranks in its over-the-t...