Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Album Review: KWahtro -Sync

Hey all, got a new review up @glidemag which you can read Right C'here!!!
It is of the new KWahtro album titled Sync from Keller Williams and crew. Williams has been around for a long time, we actually saw him at Gathering of The Vibes waaay back in the day. 

This disk is actually one of the best that Williams has been involved with and the main reason are the incredibly talented backup players who bring a very jazzy vibe to things (fitting in with our Jazzy January month).  

We wrote enough about it, so lets just listen to some tunes:

Friday, January 20, 2017

Full Show Friday: Gregory Porter 2016

We search the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and post them to the site weekly, come back every seven days to help us celebrate Full Show Friday's. These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week...Gregory Porter.

This week we add some vocals to our Jazz Jan Full Show Friday's with the robust voice of Gregory Porter. This is a full live show from last year, pro shot with pro sound. The playing (by Chip Crawford - piano Jahmal Nichols - double bass Emanuel Harrold - drums
Keyon Harrold - trumpet) veers a bit towards "easy listening" but the singer is the true focus this week. Enjoy:

Thursday, January 19, 2017

New Spoon Album Hot Thoughts Due St. Paddy's Day, New Single Released

One of our favorites Spoon are set to release a new album of their wound tight pop rock. This release is titled Hot Thoughts and the cover art is here:
Lovin' that purp' vinyl
You can pre-order the album now, and even more excitingly the band released the title track for ear hole consumption:


It is a bit dance heavy and electro for our ears the first go around, but we will give it sometime. We loved their last effort, They Want My Soul, and ranked it high on our year end list, but weren't too much of a fan of Transference. Let's see, any which way we are excited to give it a listen.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Album Review: Run The Jewels- Run The Jewels 3

Hey all, got a new review up @glidemag which you can read Right C'here!!!
It is of the newest Run The Jewels album succinctly titled Run The Jewels 3. We loved RTJ2 and ranked it very high in 2014, and this is more of the same excellent hip hop; we wouldn't be surprised if it shows up on this years Best Of List.

This go around there is a little less lighthearted fun and silly throw away rhymes, but the situation has gotten even more serious in the country so, Killer Mike and El-P have adjusted accordingly. The dexterous word play and frenetic beats are exhilarating, this is the first great album of 2017.

Support the artists, buy the album, peep some video:

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Album Review: The Flaming Lips - Oczy Mlody

Hey all, got a new review up @glidemag which you can read Right C'here!!!
It is of The Flaming Lips newest release Oczy Mlody. In looking at the bands career, RtBE loved them at the beginning with their weird guitar based rock (especially after seeing them up close on the second stage of Lollapalooza) and the band clearly reached their peak with The Soft Bulletin and Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots. We enjoy At War With The Mystics but after that it is really downhill and now it has been over 10 years since we can say the band has made an album we enjoy. 

That is sad because they, if anything, constantly try. It is just some of their experiments aren't that freaky (their takes on Sgt. Peppers and Pink Floyd) or are complete messes (The Terror). This disk is clearly more upbeat, but not anything approaching a return to form.

If you want languid prog influenced music about Frogs and Fairies check it out, if not skip it. We may return to at during our year end rankings, but that will be the only time and we doubt that is in a positive fashion.
Support the band, buy the album, peep some video:

Monday, January 16, 2017

Happy MLK Jr. Day: March on Washington 1963

This is a tradition here at RtBE. While we are including this in our Monday Dylan series, this is a necessary break from the routine.
We here at RtBE have lots of heroes and most stem from America's hard fought past. We have talked about the godfather of this site, we will probably touch on Lincoln at some point, but the man who we celebrate today is right up there with all of them. Martin Luther King Jr. is an American who deserves to be honored right alongside the greatest our country has ever produced.

We are happy to dedicate this Monday to him and to help celebrate the day we will post a 10 minute clip of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and others performing songs at one of the most monumental days for democracy, the1963 March on Washington DC.

Dylan plays "When The Ship Comes In" with Baez helping out, "Only A Pawn In Their Game" solo and joins a group for "Keep Your Eyes On The Prize".



Have a great day and make sure to watch this, MLK's last prophetic public words:


It is still so incredibly moving.

The full speech is located here and worth listening to as well:

Friday, January 13, 2017

Full Show Friday: Dr. Lonnie Smith & The Jazzinvaders 2012

We search the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and post them to the site weekly, come back every seven days to help us celebrate Full Show Friday's. These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week...Dr. Lonnie Smith & The Jazzinvaders

It's Jazzy January again here at RtBE, so get ready to kick off 2017 with some different styled shows every Friday. For this series we skew into new (or more recent) jazz lands. Keeping it current proves there is amazing live jazz still being performed no matter what Ken Burns says.
The great Dr. Lonnie Smith! We have not yet featured him during our Jazzy Jan feature so why not now. This show is from 2012 with the Jazzinvaders and for fans of funky stuff, give it a listen immediately. This is some great live jazz, fresh, kicking and instantly listenable unlike a lot of the genre's freakier moments. More info below, but the most important thing is you  Enjoy:


In August '12 The Jazzinvaders spent some days in the studio with Hammond legend Dr. Lonnie Smith. During this session over 10 tracks were recorded. The new Jazzinvaders album ft. Dr. Lonnie Smith was released early 2013 on Unique Records.

Line up: Dr Lonnie Smith (Hammond organ), Phil Martin (drums), Linda Bloemhard (vox), Rolf Delfos (alto sax), Jan van Duikeren (trumpet), Guido Nijs (tenor sax), Berthil Busstra (Fender rhodes) and Ton van der Kolk (bass).

Setlist:
00:00 Nelson
08:45 Song For Lonnie
16:06 No Cure
22:33 Little Sunflower
29:46 Buzzin'
36:38 Tie Am
43:44 Mellow Mood
54:08 Hey Hey Yeah Yeah
1:03:40 More of That Stuff
1:10:09 What The Bleep
1:21:20 Move Your Hand (Encore)

Bookings info: Music & More - http://www.musicandmore.nl
Band website: http://www.jazzinvaders.com

Camera: Rick Keus, Simona Petescu, Frank Montis
Video edit: Ton van der Kolk
Audio mixing: Danny Gras