Recorded music review

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New music spotlight: WWOZ #44 'If Only You Knew'

Tue, 10/18/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Each year, WWOZ puts out a new CD with some of the best sounds of New Orleans and where we've been in the previous 12 months. CD #44, If Only You Knew, is one of the finest we've put together yet, filled with rip-roaring music from local and national acts recorded live by W... Read more

New music spotlight: Luke Winslow King

Tue, 10/11/16
The latest from New Orleans-based Luke Winslow King, I'm Glad Trouble Don't Last Always, tells the tale of a marriage gone south and the subsequent effects felt by Winslow-King. Much of it was written and recorded while the band was on tour in Italy in 2015, reflecting a ne... Read more

New music spotlight: The Wee Trio

Tue, 10/04/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Wee Trio formed in Brooklyn in 2008 but sounds of New Orleans are sprinkled throughout their latest, Wee + 3. The Trio tells stories of impressive depth through jazz; it is the most narrative an album could get without having words. New Orleanian James Westfall's vibrap... Read more

New music spotlight: New Orleans Suspects

Tue, 09/27/16
The New Orleans Suspects are a local five piece that formed in 2009 at the Maple Leaf. The five men who make up the Suspects have an impressively vast experience in New Orleans music, including time spent onstage and in the studio with the likes of the Neville Brothers, Jam... Read more

New music spotlight: Robin Barnes

Tue, 09/13/16
New Orleans songstress Robin Barnes's lastest EP, Songbird Sessions, is a perfect marriage of moving contemporary jazz and soul. Barnes grew up in the Lower 9th Ward amidst a household of musicians with her family's jazz band, The Soul Heirs, and counts Dave Barhtolomew, on... Read more

New music spotlight: Pat Reedy & the Longtime Goners

Tue, 09/06/16
Pat Reedy has split his home between New Orleans and Nashville over the last few years. Much of his time over the last decade has been on the road, though, playing at rural bars, festivals, and more. His latest album with his band The Longtime Goners, Highway Bound, reflect... Read more

5 things to know for 9/2-9/8

Fri, 09/02/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) Long Labor Day weekend means lots to do in New Orleans! Southern Decadence will be in full swing in the French Quarter. The Louisiana Seafood Festival is going on in City Park with lots of local music and delicious seafood. 2) Jazz in the Park kicks off its 10th season o... Read more

New music spotlight: John 'Papa' Gros

Tue, 08/30/16
John 'Papa' Gros is a New Orleans pianist keeping the flame alive. On his latest, River's On Fire, released last Friday, Gros hits hard with the funk after a 12-year hiatus since his last solo release. Born in New Orleans, Gros has spent more than a quarter-century champion... Read more

New music spotlight: Leyla McCalla

Tue, 08/23/16
Leyla McCalla is a Haitian-American who sings in French, Haitian Creole, and English, and plays cello, tenor banjo, and guitar. Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun, and Haitian music, as well as by American jazz and folk, her music is at once earthy, elegant, sou... Read more

New music spotlight: Bamboula 2000

Tue, 08/09/16
Bamboula 2000 integrates a modern soul sound with African, Caribbean, and jazz influences-- thus their latest album, Up From Congo Square, is quite appropriately titled. Bamboula 2000 pays tribute to their drumming and dancing ancestors in Congo Square's long and storied hi... Read more

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