Sonic Bloom: Avi Wisnia’s “Sky Blue Sky” flies high for us!

Review by: Mut Asheru Summer’s almost over but the party definitely ain’t over. We’re happy to share with you an awesome summer-lover-cozy-chill track from one of our favorite artists Avi Wisnia. SKY BLUE SKY does not disappoint and is saturated with his silky voice and Brazilian jazz goodness. It’s a light one that floats around […]

Recession Launches Recording Career: “Nu-Vintage” Vocalist Laura Ainsworth Takes Unusual Road to Acclaim

DALLAS, Dec. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — As a girl, Dallas-based singer Laura Ainsworth watched starry-eyed as her dad, big band sax/clarinet master Billy Ainsworth, accompanied such lounge/jazz idols as Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett and Mel Torme. She dreamed of following in their footsteps, not realizing she was witnessing the end of an era. She never […]

Music Interview: Guitarist Mark Letteri of ‘Snarky Puppy’ on the recent Grammy win and working with Lalah Hathaway

Written by: Melody Charles If you’ve been a part of the re-emerging  30+ live music scene in Dallas, TX over the last few years, chances are you’ve heard—or seen—the long, lean guitar-wielding machine known as Mark Letteri. Ahem…make that the Grammy Award-winning guitarist, composer and producer Mark Letteri. For years the Ft. Worth, TX-based performer […]

CD Review: PRIVATE VIEW by Swing Out Sister

Review By: Melody Charles Not too long ago, the US East Coast tour of Swing Out Sister became a casualty of an act of nature: a humongous cloud of ash that blanketed Europe and made flight impossible for nearly a month. They had a choice to make: letting the newly-composed arrangements of their best-known hits […]

Sonic Bloom: Coyo – Artful Jazz and Native American Flutes

COYO: Of Artful Jazz and Native American Flutes We won’t even pretend to be knowledgeable enough to review their music.  But we think you should know them…So here’s their bio. Coyo’s magical rhythms of the hand drums, melodic voice of the acoustic guitar and penetrating ethereal callings of the wood flute are captivating audiences young […]

CD Review: Live at the French Quarter Cafe – Roxie Randle

Live at the French Quarter Cafe – Roxie Randle By:  Corbyn Bricie   Perfectly paced and executed Country music. Roxie Randle’s chops are mature and sultry in a totally beautiful way.  Country music is renowned for its creative story lines and Roxie’s songwriting abilities upholds that tradition.  ‘You Were Wrong’ is beautiful in every way.  […]

CD Review: Learn to Crawl by Jen Lewin

Learn to Crawl – Jen Lewin Review By:  T. Mathenia   Okay let’s begin with ‘Me Post-You’ from Jen Lewin’s phenomenal jazz vocal album.  Not your boring, run of the mill coffee house gentle jazzy notes kind of strung together into a totally forgettable experience, this song is down right mesmerizing.  “Lean to Crawl” has […]

CD Review: Little Flowers by Antonis Ladopoulos

Little Flowers – Antonis Ladopoulos Review By: T. Mathenia   “Little Flowers” is a wonderful testament to jazz expressions where the musicians deliver fine performances and are kind enough to sprinkle the album with superb solo interpretations on each of their respective instruments. There are ten healthy five-minute plus songs on this CD.  Antonis Ladopoulos […]

CD Reviews: The Rest of Your Life by Debbie Cunningham

The Rest of Your Life – Debbie Cunningham By: Mut “I Make Up Words As I Go Along” Asheru What a glorious sound Debbie makes on this album.  “The Rest of Your Life” is a collection of timeless jazz classics souped up by Mrs. Cunningham and her talented friends.  What I love about this album […]

Music Interview: Emma Wallace

  By: T. Mathenia Found her on Ilike.Com Mix the acoustic jazz and vocal style of Astrud Gilberto or Peggy Lee with the lyrical personality of Randy Newman or Tom Jobim and you’ll get Emma Wallace – a bit of the old with a bit of the new to make something entirely unique. Knowshi – […]