Hartford-based soul/funk outfit West End Blend’s just-released CD Attitude made its broadcast debut on the Oct. 31 edition of Tuesday Jazz where the band’s trombonist John Mundy was interviewed.
Bill Carbone and Beau Sasser are a literal musical keystone for a pair of groups that specialize in bringing the music of two very divergent musicians to the stage, thus not only keeping it relevant and accessible, but introducing it to audiences who may not be familiar with it.
Marilyn Scott, California-based, but world-renowned jazz and R&B vocalist traces her evolution from background singer with George Duke, Spyra Gyra, Yellowjackets, Etta James and Tower of Power, to 40 years as a solo artist. She discussed her career and the upcoming release of her latest effort, Standard Blue (Prana Entertainment) on the March 17 edition of Java Jazz as the spotlight artist.
The March 4 edition of Greasy Tracks spotlighted the Fender Telecaster, long recognized as one of the iconic instruments to make a profound impact in rock, soul, jazz, country and electric blues music.
To watch Matt Butler on stage a casual observer might consider him to be a hybrid conductor-coach-mad scientist or perhaps just a flagger on a busy roadway.