Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band released their latest album, Zydeco Stuff, last month on Swampadellic Records. Zydeco Stuff is another smooth, well-produced album from this group of veteran performers. Carrier is a third-generation zydeco artist with such famous relatives as Roy Carrier (father), Warren Carrier (grandfather), and cousins Bebe and Calvin Carrier.
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
During this Tiny Desk Concert, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah tells the story behind the track "K.K.P.D." He was stopped, intimidated, and harassed by the NOPD late at night. His pride almost made him do something ill-advised, but instead he channeled his frustration into a song also know as'Ku Klux Police Department'."
Check out this 80-minute set filmed by WWOZ at last weekend's Crescent City Blues & Barbecue Festival. The show was billed as "Ride Your Pony Down to New Orleans - Home of the Blues" starring The Funky Meters plus special guests Allen Toussaint and Irma Thomas.
On October 22, we'll be doing a live broadcast from The Jazz Foundation of America's annual gala, "A Great Night in Harlem," at the Apollo Theater. This year's event will include a lifetime Achievement Award for Sonny Rollins, the first annual Clark & Gwen Terry Award for Merry Clayton, a Musical Tribute to Civil Rights Hero Julian Bond, and lots more.
Saxophonist Brent Rose released his new album, The Unexpected Gift, last month. The ten-track release runs the gamut from contemporary to free jazz, with a couple of welcome stops along the way to play out some more traditional tunes.