Posts Tagged ‘ Rock ’

Yonrico Scott – Life of a Dreamer

Drummer Yonrico Scott is best known as member of the Derek Trucks Band and his current group Royal Southern Brotherhood. His solo career boasts the albums Be In My World (2012), Quest Of The Big Drum (2014), and Only A Smile (2015). Life Of A Dreamer (2016) is his fourth album as leader.

On his new album he is joined by Ronda Scott, Diane Durrett, Nicole Lund (backing vocals), Kofi Burbridge (organ), Joseph Patrick Moore (bass), Mace Hibbard (sax), Kenny Banks Jr., Buzz Amato (keys), Mike Seals, Paul Nelson, Nick Johnson, Daniel Groover, Tyler Neal (guitar), Kevin Hyde (trombone), Melvin Jones (trumpet), Col. Bruce Hampton, Rev. Jeff Mosier (talking vocals).

A horn intro inspired by Peter Gabriel’s Sledgehammer and a voice like the late Joe Cocker. Don’t Give Me has all that stuff successful dreams are made from. Yonrico combines effectively vocal elements with rock.

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Joseph Patrick Moore – Decade II

Bass player, producer, dreamer Joseph Patrick Moore has performed with: Stewart Copeland (The Police), Earl Klugh, Bob James, Buddy Miles, Celtic Women and many more. He formed in 2003 the Blue Canoe Label and Blue Canoe Digital.

He started his solo career with the album Never Never Land, followed by Soul Cloud (2000), Alone Together (2002), Drum n Bass Society (2004), Live in 05 (2005), the compilation Decade I (2006), Pause (2007), To Africa With Love (2010), the EP XYZ Factor (2011) and his second compilation Decade II (2016).

His new album encompasses the period from 2006 to 2016 with remastered compositions. Date of release is June 24th, 2016 as download only. Beside bassist JPM are performing on these tracks Yonrico Scott, Wayne Viar (drums, percussion), Tyrone Jackson, Nick Rosen, Buzz Amato, John Carrozza (keys), Brian Carl, Chris Blackwell, Dan Baraszu (guitar), Charlie Wood, Seth Condrey, Chinua Hawk, Chantae Cann, Jarrett Johnson, Abbes Bouzefrane (vocals) and DJ KiddStar, Rick Hinkle, Rat Bastardz (DJ).

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Mindi Abair And The Boneshakers – Live In Seattle

Sax player Mindi Abair started her solo career with the debut album Always And Never The Same (1999), followed by It Just Happens That Way (2003), Come As You Are (2004), Life Less Ordinary (2006), Stars (2008), In Hi-Fi Stereo (2010) and Wild Heart (2014).

Together with Peter White and Rick Braun she released Peter White Christmas (2007), with Dave Koz, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot Summer Horns (2013) and this year with the Boneshakers Live In Seattle.

In previous years Mindi Abair’s musical field of activity settled in the smooth jazz genre. That changed, when she joined Aerosmith for their 2012 Summer Tour and Bruce Springsteen and Max Weinberg for a night at the Beacon Theater. Infected by the Rock music virus her music became edgier. Mindi comments: “From touring with Aerosmith to getting to sit in with Bruce Springsteen for a song, those experiences gave me the permission to go a little more rootsy, and I’m going to run with it!″

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The Terence Young Experience – Genesis

GenesisTerence Young has earned the reputation of one of the most talented guitarist in the world. He has released 8 CDs to date with his latest CD Genesis. The CDs have an inspirational variety songs that display his original compositions as a songwriter.

He has shared the stage with En vogue, Morris Day and the Time, Al Jarreau, Roberta Flack, George Duke, Rachelle Ferrell, Gerald Albright, Clarence Carter and Joe Sample. He has also played guitar for R&B singers such as Ashford and Simpson, Lenny Williams, Aaron Hall and Angie Stone just to name a few. One of his biggest accomplishments is that he’s featured playing guitar on the EWF Tribute CD with R&B Queen Angie Stone.

Terence is a native of Elko S.C. He now resides in Columbia S.C. where he manages the Southeast Top party Band Finesse. With his new album Genesis he walks a new way to Funk, Rock and Blues. But there is also some Smooth. Get the album at CDBaby.

Juan Carlos Mendoza – Thanks To Life

What could be more exciting than to discover a previous unknown musician and his music? In the case of Spanish guitarist Juan Carlos Mendoza and his album Thanks To Life the whole is an adventure.

Unbound by genre thinking Juan puts on his album the music that is close to his heart. Some of the best musicians of Spain are joining this project such as Norbert Fimpel and Inaki Arakistain (sax), Cristina del Valle and Ivana Manzotti (vocals), Gherardo Catanzaro, Javier Mora (keyboards), Javier Barral (guitars), and a lot more.

Limoncello Break is launching a massive deluge of Funk. Inspired by an Italian liqueur the musicians let it hang out with a zesty groove. On top the outstanding Norbert Fimpel on sax, who defines Funk in a new way.

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Rock Candy Funk Party – We Want Groove

A glance at the cover, and a jazz listener may go, “What the what?” It’s a photo of a young woman in burlesque apparel squatting over an old – think 1960s era – amplifier. That’s how Rock Candy Funk Party presents their debut album, We Want Groove (J&R Adventures, 2013). Instead of revisiting something like “Groove Is in the Heart,” this jazz-funk effort throws in some rock and a ’60s-early ’70s psychedelic attitude.

The group is comprised of some experienced jazz artists who have also played other styles. They are Tal Bergman, drums and percussion; Ron DeJesus, guitar; Michael Merritt, bass guitar; Renato Neto, keyboards; and Joe Bonamassa, guitar.

The set begins with “Octopus-e,” a hard rock piece fueled by the groove. Think of what might happen if you threw songs by Herbie Hancock, Aerosmith and early Commodores into a blender. Merritt’s bass line and Bergman’s stick work carry the piece no matter what’s going on out front. And what’s out front is that psychedelic vibe provided by the guitars and keys.

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Brian Bromberg – Bromberg Plays Hendrix

There are few musicians who are so driven by the music as the bassist Brian Bromberg. Brian has recently released his album Compared To That, an evenhanded mixture of pop and jazz, that will actually excite jazz purists.

Now he presents Bromberg Plays Hendrix (2012), a tribute to the late guitar legend Jimi Hendrix. Brian is just accompanied by Vinnie Colaiuta on drums. All other instruments are performed by Bromberg.

Bromberg enthuses about his new project: “This project is not a gimmick; it’s very musical and real. It’s all about the music for me.”

Hendrix’s shadow is too big that jazz musician Bromberg could deprive him. One can therefore expect no jazz album. To be clear, Bromberg Plays Hendrix is a pure rock album. As a lover of smooth jazz, one finds, for that reason, on the borders of own taste.

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