• Jazz

    Name This Jazz Tune

    Can I get a little help? You see, I pulled out an old mix CD today. You know, the kind you don’t label and it gets put in a box and you move a few times and suddenly it’s a…

  • Country,  Jazz

    RIP Les Paul

    Legendary guitarist, inventor, songwriter and overall pioneer Les Paul has passed away at the age of 94. The debt that popular music itself owes to Les is immeasurable. From his part in the creation of the solid-body electric guitar to…

  • Jazz

    Dexter Gordon

    It’s high time we jazz things up around here. I ran across this Dexter Gordon gig recently, and thought there may be some jazz fans out there in Ickmusic land as well. I recommend downloading this show, and letting it…

  • Jazz,  Latin

    Tjader’s Cuban Fantasy

    Here’s some mokin’ hot latin jazz from a virtuoso of the vibes, Cal Tjader. I wasn’t familiar with Tjader until I heard his live Cuban Fantasy album sometime last year, but the man was a vital component of the Bay…

  • Indie,  Jazz,  Pop

    Jon Regen: Live!

    Maestro (and all around nice guy) Jon Regen checked in from the road with an outstanding live recording of his single “Let It Go” from the record of the same name (which you may recall got a good bit of…

  • Indie,  Jazz,  Pop

    Jon Regen – Let it Go

    Photo: Merri Cyr Sometimes an album just hits the mark. Let it Go is one of those records. There is something to it that just feels like home. I’ve spent two weeks soaking up the tracks, something that as Pete…

  • Jazz

    Marco Benevento’s Real Morning Party

    My latest eMusic download is Marco Benevento’s new one, Invisible Baby. Marco is a crazy-talented keyboard-man and composer from NYC, specializing in experimental effects-laden jazz-jam. I’ve been somewhat familiar with him from his work as a member of the Benevento/Russo…

  • Jazz,  Prince

    Sometimes It Snows In September

    Outside of the guitarist community there are probably not too many folks who know Israeli born guitarist Oz Noy. A long time fixture of the NYC music scene he seamlessly blends jazz, soul, funk with a dash of pop for…