Category: Reviews

Lost Bayou Ramblers: Mammoth Waltz

Well, this sure ain’t your uncle Jacque’s Cajun music. The LBR’s consist of Andre Michot/acc, Louis Michot/v-fiddle, Cavan Carruth/g, Pauly Etheredge/dr, Korey Richey/programming-g and Alan LaFleurb. Except for the traditional and danceable  “La Jolie Fille N’en…” all of the material…

Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender

Pun possibly unintended, but the lead singer of Queen was undoubtedly one of rock’s most mercurial stars in all of rock. Singer/songwriter/performer non parallel, Freddie Mercury is fascinatingly captured on this biographical documentary. It covers his entire life story, from…

Kathy Kallick Band: Time

  Gotta admit that one of my guilty pleasures is bluegrass, and this lady, Kathy Kallick, does it just right. I’ve never understood why jazzers don’t dig this stuff, as the chops and improv skills by her and the supporting…

Michael Formanek: Small Places

This is bassist Michael Formanek’s second release as a leader, after having an impressive career as a sideman for the likes of Stan Getz, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard and Lee Konitz. Here, he employs the left of center altoist Tim…