Album review for Richard Kitson's In Your Own Time. Kitson plays the guitar and various other instruments here and is backed by Nicola Farnon on double bass and vocals and the album was produced by Martin Gregory Smith. Influenced by blues from the 30's onwards this has a blues/folk appeal, with six of the compositions being his own.
The Rolling Stones, Laura Mvula, Damien Chazelle, Donny McCaslin and Gilles Peterson were among the winners at the 2017 Jazz FM Awards, which took place at Shoreditch Town Hall in the heart of East London. Ella Fitzgerald was remembered, and there was a surprise visit from Van Morrison. Check out the winners on this link.
Little Hurricane, the San Diego dirty blues duo of frontman Anthony “Tone” Catalano and drummer Celeste “C.C.” Spina released their 3rd full-length studio album Same Sun Same Moon on April 14, on Mascot Records. With a busy US & EU tour schedule, there is only one UK date at the Borderline, London on Tuesday 2nd May. More info here.
Mr Martin Simpson and Mr Dom Flemons proudly present a selection of Ever Popular Favourites, released in 2016. This is the result of an EFDSS commission, both artists have been researching and exploring how folk songs travelled from England to North America and vice versa, changing shape as they journeyed.
Cookin' In The Kitchen with Dinah: A Tribute To Dinah Washington. This third album by vocalist Kathryn Hettel is a collection of her favourite songs from the iconic Dinah Washington. Spanning genres of Jazz, Blues, Pop and Soul. Writer Roy Bainton describes it as being highly recommended.
On Friday 21st April, Joe Bonamassa played the first of two sell-out shows at The Royal Albert Hall, London and writer Pete Sargeant has provided us with a review of the evening, pictures are courtesy of Noble PR. The band consisted of Michael Rhodes, Anton Fig, Reese Wynans, Paulie Cerra & Lee Thornburg.
Blues Heart Attack reached #5 on the Billboard blues charts. Jeremiah Johnson boasts a six-album discography and performs with Benet Schaeffer (drums), and longtime band mate Jeff Girardier (bass), bringing the band to its rockin’ bluesy peak. Album review by David Osler.
Mixing R&B, funk, Motown, and soul with strong blues and gospel vocals, and tossing in ska and reggae rhythms for occasional seasoning, JJ Thames has a powerful stage presence and more than enough talent to back it up as a songwriter and as a performer. BM writer Clive Rawlings says you need to hear this album, is he right?
Joe Bonamassa performed two unique all-acoustic shows at the iconic Carnegie Hall in New York City. Both performances were filmed and made into "Joe Bonamassa Live At Carnegie Hall - An Acoustic Evening" and will be released on CD, DVD, Blu-ray and Vinyl on Friday 23rd June 2017.
Lost in Paris Blues Band is the unique result of a spontaneous, 3-day studio session of exceptional musicians in Paris. This album contains 13 cover versions of blues, folk and rock masterpieces, such as One Good Man (Janis Joplin) and Trouble No More (Muddy Waters). This is Pete Sargeant's review.