Month: February 2018

Steve Slagle: Dedication

Alto saxist Steve Slagle stays loyal to his dedication to mainstream bop on this attractive album with long time buddy Dave Stryker/g and a team of Scott Coley/b, Bill Steward/dr, Roman Diaz/perc and Lawrence Fields/p. Slagle’s tone is rich, warm…

Enzo Rocco & Ferninando Farao: Fields

Guitarist Enzo Rocco joins with drummer Ferninando Farao for eleven freely improvised duets. The prevailing mood creates more noodling than a restaurant in Little Tokyo, as pieces like “Splinters” or “Ferdinand Solaire”” are little more than repetitive riffs mixed with…

Gregory Lewis: Organ Monk Blue

B3er Gregory Lewis continues to delve into the Thelonious Monk songbook, this time with a trio of Marc Ribot/g and Jeremy Bean Clemons/dr. Ribot’s guitar tones and effects add textures to Monk’s sophisticated harmonies and quirky rhythms, getting funky on…

Christine Rosander: Been A Long Time

Christine Rosander brings a rural Nashville skyline to an album with Doug Petty/p-acc, Edwin LIvinggston/b, Pau LAlexander Gonzalex and various guests on this recording of heartfelt originals. Her delivery is folksy a la Roseanne Cash on pieces such as “Honey…