Sunday, March 9, 2008

More CD Goodies Week of 3/8/2008

1. Dave Stryker-Strike Up The Band-Steeplechase: The most solid session ever from the veteran guitarist. Great tunes and playing. Billy Jabali Hart stars.
2.Willie Williams Trio-Comet Ride-Miles High: Where has Willie Williams been all these years? His swinging trio makes up for time lost.
3. Carmen Lundy-Come Home-Afrasia: Madame Lundy is one of this generations great singer/songwriters. Heed her voice.
4. Jason Kao Hwang & Edge-Stories Before Within-Innova: The wizard of the violin and his groundbreaking group Edge push the envelope with some challenging music.
5. Virgina Mayhew-A Simple Thank You-Renma: Multi-reedist Ms. Mayhew outdoes herself with some bright moments musically.
6. Richard Boulger-Blues Twilight-B-1 Music: Student of Freddie Hubbard. Don't sound like him though. Boulger is his own man. Great session of modal hard bop.
7. Gloria Coleman-Sweet Missy-Doolin: I love it when long forgotten and obscure musicians come out of the woodwork. She's wonderful!
8. Christian Winther-Soul House-Steeplechase: Up and comer Winther is a voice of the future.
9. Richard Underhill-Moment in Time-Stubby: North of the border Canadian alto man can play his ass off. And with a good group of proven cats.
10. Matana Roberts-The Chicago Project-Central Control: AACM altoist making a name and searching out new terrain. Included are duets with Fred Anderson plus small group interplay.