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Review by Scott Yanow This somewhat obscure date by the great jazz harmonica player Toots Thielemans also features the leader playing some fine guitar (most notably on “Lonesome Road”) and taking one of his first whistling solos on “Brother John.” With pianist Ray Bryant, bassist Tom Bryant and drummer Oliver Jackson completing the quartet, Thielemans is in excellent form introducing ...

1 – The Nearness of You2 – In a Sentimental Mood 3 – You Took Advantage of Me 4 – Cool And Easy 5 – Body And Soul 6 – The Cuckoo In the Clock 7 – Tangerine 8 – Early Autumn 9 – Them There Eyes 10 – A Handful Of Stars 11 – Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man ...

Review by Ken Dryden Like all too many dates led by jazz musicians for Command, this Toots Thielemans record is handicapped by rather run of the mill uninspiring arrangements, on this occasion by Jack Andrews. Fortunately, the considerable talent on this session means that at least some of the solos by Thielemans and his associates (including Dick Hyman, Gene Bertoncini, ...

Leslie Jonhson, conocido como Lazy Lester (Torras, Luisiana, 20 de junio de 1933)2 es un cantante y armonicista de swamp blues, con una trayectoria de más de medio siglo. En sus comienzos colaboró como músico de sesión en algunos trabajos de Slim Harpo, Lightnin’ Slim y Katie Webster. Más allá de su capacidad vocal, Lester probablemente sea recordado como autor ...

Charlie Musselwhite says “Harpdog Brown is all blues man!” My good friend Harpdog Brown has a new CD out. He’s got a smokin’ band playing and he’s singing the real deal, old school blues just like you want to hear it. It’s easy to tell from listening that Harpdog knows what he’s doing and loves what he’s doing. I’m not ...

Review by Thom Jurek Calling this retrospective by Charlie Musselwhite a “deluxe edition” may be a little misleading. Twelve of the album’s 14 tracks come from three albums he recorded for Alligator in the early ’90s. There are four each from Ace of Harps (1990), Signature (1991), and In My Time (1993). The sequencing is beautifully done and representative. The ...

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