Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers return with a powerhouse blues rock album, produced by Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin/Aerosmith/The Black Crowes/Joe Bonamassa) and recorded at this historic Eastwest Studios in Hollywood. Mindi Abair is a two time Grammy Award nominated saxophonist, vocalist, author, and National Trustee for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Mindi was the featured saxophonist for the 2011 and 2012 seasons of American Idol, performed with the rock band Aerosmith for their 2012 Summer Tour, joined Bruce Springsteen and Max Weinberg for a night at the Beacon Theater and played with Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra three times on Late Show with David Letterman.
This is a must-have for JPJ or those who collect Zeppelin material. This isnt the bone crushing rock n roll you expect but some good experimentation by Jonsey. With Jimmy Page on 2 tracks and Jon Anderson of Yes on 2 tracks,plus the bonus of Jones himself singing on tracks, I really enjoyed the various types of music on this. "Crackback" will remind you of the same hard hitting sound heard on Zep 4 while "Chilli Sauce" is all in the mind of Jones stepping away from Zeppelin and into his own. A sweet piece of work for sure and when you select this CD for the collection, dont forget to pick up "Zooma"also.
Concha Buika is a Spanish singer of Equatorial Guinean descent who has established a special place, akin to royalty, for herself in Latin jazz circles. That might all change, however, with the release of her new album Vivir Sin Miedo, out Oct. 16 on Warner Brothers Latin. Her previous release, La Noche Más Larga, won a Latin Grammy in 2013, but Vivir Sin Miedo–coproduced with Martin Terefe (Mary J. Blige, Jamie Cullum, Coldplay) and recorded in Miami, New York, London and Madrid–is stylistically a departure from the flamenco-tinged Latin jazz with which Buika established herself. The album leans more in a Caribbean direction, and vocally in a global pop direction. Most of the tunes on the album have reggae rhythms and a touch of dub production. Buika sings equally in English and Spanish, perhaps reflecting experiences of her new home, Miami. However, Buika has never really fit into strict genre classifications anyway, so these changes should come as no surprise to her fans.
Pangea is the second project from Dan Lacksman, the man behind the new age studio dance troupe, Deep Forest. Like Deep Forest, Pangea attempts to fuse danceable polyrhythms with worldbeat textures and synthesizers…