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Fest Focus: David Torkanowsky

Pianist David Torkanowsky seems to take the most left turns — and the sharpest. His is a big bag of tricks and he seems to employ most of them on […]

Fest Focus: Tony Green

It’s not uncommon for creative people to have more than one outlet for their muse. Musicians as diverse as Felix Mendelssohn, George Gershwin, Tony Bennett and Joni Mitchell could all […]

Donald Harrison, Indian Blues (Candid Records)

On his second solo album, Harrison explores his New Orleans roots and has some fun in the process. With help from Dr. John and the Guardians of the Flame (led […]

Rasta Mon

The blazing New Orleans sun beats down and weighs on you like a blanket as you dance heavily to the thick island grooves of reggae at this year’s Reggae Riddums […]

Carol Fran and Clarence Hollimon, Soul Sensation (Black Top Records)

Once again Black Top reintroduces the world to some master blues musicians who could easily have slipped through the cracks of time. And once again the world should thank them […]

Bill Bruford’s Earthworks, All Heaven Broke Loose (Caroline Records)

Although he will go down in history as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest drummers, Bruford’s new bag is jazz fusion. As the original drummer for Yes, and later a […]