Monday, August 21, 2017

Charles Lloyd


































Artist:  Charles Lloyd
Born:  March 15, 1938.  Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Genre:  Jazz, Post Bop, Hard Bop, Crossover Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Saxophone Jazz
Occupation:  Musician
Instruments:  Tenor Saxophone, Flute

Charles Lloyd is an American Jazz Musician, he played Tenor Saxophone and Flute, also Alto Saxophone, and working band since 2007 features Jason Moran (Piano), Reuben Rogers (Bass), and Eric Harland (Drums).














Artist:  Charles Lloyd New Quartet
Title:  Passin' Thru  (2017)
Genre:  Jazz, Post Bop, Hard Bop, Crossover Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Saxophone Jazz
Rating:  *****

Tracks:

 1.  Dream Weaver  (17;45)
 2.  Ruminations, Pt. 5  (11:54)
 3.  Nu Blues  (11:51)
 4.  How Can I Tell You  (9:45)
 5.  Tagore On The Delta  (7:45)
 6.  Passin' Thru  (7:22)
 7.  Shiva Prayer  (8:24)

Personnel:

Chalres Lloyd:  Saxophone, Flute
Jason Moran:  Piano
Reuben Rogers:  Bass
Eric Harland:  Drums

 Passin' Thru is an album by Charles Lloyd New Quartet, was released on July 14, 2017 by Blue Note Records, featuring Jason Moran, Reuben Rogers, and Eric Harland.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Melissa Etheridge








































Artist:  Melissa Etheridge
Birth Name:  Melissa Lou Etheridge
Born:  May 29, 1961.  Leavenworth, Kansas, USA
Genre:  Folk Rock, Blues Rock, Heartland Rock, Contemporary Pop, Adult Alternative Pop, Roots Rock, Rock & Roll
Occupations;  Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Instruments:  Vocals, Guitar, Piano

Melissa Etheridge is an American Rock Singer, Songwriter.  Her first Grammy nomination for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance in 1993, and she won her first Grammy Award for her single "Ain't It Heavy", and follow hits "I'm The Only One" (No. 8), and "Come To My Window" (No. 25).  She has received fifteen Grammy Award nominations, winning two , and an Academy Award.  In September 2011, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.















Title:  Unplugged  (2017)
Genre:  Folk Rock, Blues Rock, Heartland Rock, Contemporary Pop, Adult Alternative Pop, Roots Rock, Adult Alternative, Contemporary Pop, Rock & Roll
Label:  Predator Records
Rating:    ******

Tracks:

 1.  Come To My Window  (4:19)
 2.  Ain't It Heavy  (4:53)
 3.  If I Wanted To  (  3:16)
 4.  Bring Me Some Water  (4:23)
 5.  Maggie May  (4:27)
 6.  Yes I Am  (7:09)
 7.  Thunder Road (feat. Bruce Springsteen) (4:39)
 8.  I'm The Only One  (4:37)
 9.  Like The Way I Do  (6:26)

Personnel:

Melissa Etheridge:  Vocals, Guitar
Bruce Springsteen:  Vocals, Guitar

Unplugged is the live album by Melissa Etheridge, was released on June 2, 2017, featuring Bruce Springsteen, recorded live at Brooklyn Academy Of Music, March 21, 1995.

Stanley Clarke/Jeff Beck/Simon Phillips
































Artist:  Stanley Clarke, Jeff Beck, Simon Phillips

Origin:  UK/USA
Genre:  Jazz, Jazz Rock, Jazz Instrument, Progressive Jazz Rock

Original line-up:

Jeff Beck:  Guitar
Stanley Clarke:  Bass
Simon Phillips:  Drums

Stanley Clarke, Jeff Beck, Simon Phillips are the Progress Jazz Rock Trio Supergroup consisted of Jeff Beck (Guitar Ex The Yardbirds/The Jeff Beck Group/Beck, Bogert & Appice), Stanley Clarke (Bass Ex Return To Forever, George Luke, SMV, Animal Logic), and Simon Phillips (Drums Ex 801, Phil Manzanera, Toto, Mike Oldfield, Mike Rutherford, Jon Anderson).















Title:  Freeway Jam (Radio Broadcast)  (2017)
Genre:  Jazz, Jazz Rock, Jazz Instrument, Progressive Jazz Rock
Label:  Laser Media 
Rating:   ****

Tracks:

 1.  Star Cycle  (4:31)
 2.  Freeway Jam  (6:29)
 3.  Cat Moves  (4:22)
 4.  Goodbye Pork Pie Hat  (4:54)
 5.  School Days  (11:45)
 6.  Journey To Love  (4:31)
 7.  Lopsy Lu  (7:14)
 8.  Diamond Dust  (6:11)
 9.  Scatterbrain  (10:19)
10. Rock 'N' Roll Jelly  (8:05)

Personnel:

Jeff Beck:  Guitar
Stanley Clarke:  Bass
Simon Phillips:  Drums
Tony Hymas:  Keyboards

Freeway Jam (Radio Broadcast) is the live album by Stanley Clarke, Jeff Beck, Simon Phillips, was released on July 7, 2017 by Laser Media.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd



























Artist:  Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Birth Name:  Kenny Wayne Brost
Born:  June 12, 1977.  Shreveport, Louisiana,  USA
Genre:  Blues Rock, Blues, Rock, Hard Rock
Occupations:  Musician, Songwriter
Instruments:  Guitar, Vocals

Kenny Wayne Shepherd is an American Guitarist, Singer, and Songwriter, from Shreveport, Louisiana.  He played Blues and Blues Rock as per Icons such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Albert King, Freddie King, Muddy Waters, Magic Sam, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, and Junior Wells.














Title:  Lay It On Down  (2017)
Genre:  Blues Rock, Blues, Rock, Hard Rock
Label:  Concord Records
Rating:   ****

Tracks:

 1.  Baby Got Gone  (3:03)
 2.  Diamonds & Gold  (5:18)
 3.  Nothing But The Night  *4:54)
 4.  Lay It On Down  (4:15)
 5.  She's $$$  (4:07)
 6.  Hard Lesson Learned  (4:30)
 7.  Down For Love  (4:10)
 8.  How Low Can You Go  (3:00)
 9.  Louisiana Rain  (3:51)
10. Ride Of Your Life  (3:55)

Personnel:

Kenny Wayne Shepherd:  Guitar
Noah Hunt:  Lead Vocals
Kevin McCormick:  Bass
Chris "Whipper" Layton:  Drums

Lay It On Down is the eighth studio album by Kenny Wayne Shepherd, was released on August 4, 2017 by Concord Records.