Budos Band has long been one of my top bands to listen to and see live. They’ve just released their sixth studio album “Long In The Tooth” and in a longstanding tradition, it’s thematic and terrific. Listening to the Budos is always an adrenaline rush. They started out as aContinue Reading

Our Kind of Movement is a great intro for me to the band Speedometer out of the United Kingdom.  It’s a helluva album with everything a funk fan could want.  Great playing all around from the horns with some great baritone sax work, B3 organ, plucky guitar and bass andContinue Reading

Mike Casey, a rising New York tenor sax player,  just released ‘Get You – Take 1’ the first single off his upcoming album ‘Law of Attraction’ coming October 2020 and I’m happy to feature it here. The tune is one of two Daniel Caesar tunes reimagined. The original millennial slowContinue Reading

This review developed from multiple listening sessions with the album as well as a short Q&A session with the Kevin Donohue, guitarist, keys and principal member of SunSquabi. “Instinct is a biological-themed journey of evolution. With the addition of Josh Fairman (bass/synth bass) last year and new levels of compositionalContinue Reading

What kind of mix is this? It’s some great new releases from Bokanté, Jungle, and Rubblebucket, some great shows we’ve been to including Moon Hooch, Dumpstaphunk and Bumpin’ the Mango, and some cool classics. 1. Jungle – Beat 54 (All Good Now) – For Ever Jungle is kind of anContinue Reading

Some great stuff this week featuring Spafford following their dynamite show at Terminal West’s Big Bang Block Party, Turkuaz from their new album Life in the City released last week, and Mark Lettieri (guitarist for Snarky Puppy and The Fearless Flyers) from his Spark & Echo solo album. In the EyesContinue Reading

This week’s playlist is a feast of eclectic mix, past & present, past shows and upcoming shows. It spans straight up funk and downright spacey jams. It features tunes from Papadosio coming into town for two nights this week as well as their opener, Higher Learning.  Also highlights local favoritesContinue Reading

This week’s playlist is a feast of funky saxophone driven tunes.  It spans more than 50 years of great horn work as well as some other new and old classics.  Highlights include the bookends of Rebirth Brass Band tunes as they’ll roll into town for two sets Saturday night. RebirthContinue Reading

Special Big Band edition capturing that huge horn driven sound along with some new terrific releases.  This set will keep you movin’ and groovin’ with rapid beats and lotsa horn bleats. We’ll tie together all the loose ends to tell how each song blends. Bokanté & Metropole Orkest – All theContinue Reading

This is a special New Orleans edition – today we are thrilled to be attending  Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown at Chastain Amphitheater.  It features Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews & Orleans Avenue (of course), Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and New Orleans legends Cyril Neville and blues guitar master Walter WolfmanContinue Reading