Recorded music review

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New music spotlight: Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band

Tue, 10/27/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
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 relat... Read more

New music spotlight: Brent Rose

Tue, 10/20/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
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. This is an instrumentalist's album, pa... Read more

New music spotlight: John Ellis & Double-Wide

Sat, 10/17/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Jazz musician John Ellis doesn't currently live in New Orleans but his new album with band Double-Wide certainly has a most New Orleans-y feel about it. There's no stretch here, given the time Ellis spent living in the city (he currently resides in New York) and the fact th... Read more

New music spotlight: Christian Scott

Tue, 10/06/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Christian Scott released his latest album, Stretch Music, in September. Partially recorded at the Parlor Studio in the Irish Channel, Scott takes contemporary jazz to higher heights with this combination release. The album is both a listening and learning experience, availa... Read more

New music spotlight: The Rotten Cores

Tue, 09/29/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Git yer whiskey out for a listening session with New Orleans rockabilly-inspired band The Rotten Cores and their new album, Sunset Limited. Released at the beginning of August, Sunset Limited is the second full-length album out from this 4-piece. Their hybrid sound of vinta... Read more

New music spotlight: Daria & the Hip Drops

Tue, 09/22/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Daria & the Hip Drops released their new album, Hipnotic, on Saturday, September 12. Upbeat with strong vocals, the group pulls influences from indie pop, rock, Caribbean, and electronic genres to end up with a truly unique and modern New Orleans sound. Astute listeners may... Read more

New music spotlight: Charlie Dennard

Tue, 09/15/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
New Orleans-based keyboardist Charlie Dennard released a new album, 5 O'Clock Charlie, in July. The record showcases seven original Dennard compositions and three covers. Recorded as a jazz organ trio, the tracks do a great job highlighting the strengths of each player whil... Read more

New music spotlight: Royal Southern Brotherhood

Tue, 09/08/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Royal Southern Brotherhood released their third studio album, Don't Look Back, at the end of May on Ruf Records. Recorded at the historic FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, the release is the representative product of a tight band full of veteran musicians. Produced by... Read more

New music spotlight: Nicholas Payton

Tue, 09/01/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Nicholas Payton has a new double album out on his own label, Paytone Records, titled "Letters." In the 26 tracks within, Payton truly runs the gamut from A to Z-- literally, as each track is named after a letter of the alphabet. The talented trumpeter hops instruments on th... Read more

New music spotlight: The Bridge Trio

Tue, 08/25/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Late last spring, the Bridge Trio released their second album The Search: Departure. Modern, electric, and eclectic the Bridge Trio succeeds where many others fail as this is a true full album rather than simply a collection of songs released together. The album flows withi... Read more

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