REVIEW: Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche’s “I Can Still Hear You” Will Be One Of This Year’s Best

Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche – I Can Still Hear You With the death of Kate McGarrigle (the McGarrigle Sisters from Canada) the output of that beautiful music began to fade in 2010. Like The McGarrigle’s, the Park Ridge, NJ trio of The Roches also had sadness when their eldest sister Maggie passed in […]

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REVIEW: Devin B. Thompson “Tales of the Soul”is Soulful Ingredients Offered With Sincerity

Devin B. Thompson – Tales of the Soul It’s nice to hear someone young tackle traditional soul music. While there aren’t many singers who journey down this road with a silky vocal, tight groove & beat, tasty background singers & well-arranged melodies, Devin does. The opener (Bobby “Blue” Bland’s “Love to See You Smile” – […]

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REVIEW: Chicago Soul Jazz Collective Gives Us All A Place Of Musical Solace With “It Takes A Spark To Start A Fire”

  Once upon a time in 2017, tenor saxophonist John Fournier and trumpeter Marques Carroll, between takes at a recording session with famed singer-songwriter Robbie Fulks, struck up a conversation in which they discovered that were both dealing with the tumultuous state of the world in much the same manner – by listening to and […]

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