RONNIE BAKER BROOKS - TIMES HAVE CHANGED
Ronnie Baker Brooks, son of blues great Lonnie Brooks, releases his "Times Have Changed", first album in 10 years on Provogue on January 20, 2017. In early 2013 Ronnie Baker Brooks traveled to the late Willie Mitchell's fabled Royal Studios in Memphis. There he recorded a clutch of new songs with producer/drummer Steve Jordan (Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Robert Cray), the Memphis Horns, and the mighty Hi Rhythm section. The sessions also featured performances by musical friends like Angie Stone, Al Kapone, Big Head Todd and the legendary Bobby “Blue” Bland. Features: Show Me (feat. Steve Cropper); Doing Too Much (feat. 'Big Head' Todd Mohr); Twine Time (feat. Lonnie Brooks); Times Have Changed (feat. Al Kapone); Long Story Short; Give Me Your Love (Love Song) [feat. Angie Stone]; Give The Baby Anything The Baby Wants (feat. 'Big Head' Todd Mohr & Eddie Willis); Old Love (feat. Bobby "Blue" Bland); Come On Up (feat. Felix Cavaliere & Lee Roy Parnell); Wham Bam Thank You Sam; and When I Was We.
JEFF LORBER FUSION - PROTOTYPE
Superstar keyboardist, writer, producer Jeff Lorber is renowned as a pioneer in the Jazz-Fusion movement. Scoring #1 radio hits with Jeff Lorber Fusion and as a founding member of Smooth Jazz super-group Jazz Funk Soul, Lorber performs constantly before his dedicated fans from coast to coast!! Tracks include: Hyperdrive, Prototype, Test Drive, What's the Deal, Vienna, The Badness, Hidden Agenda, Gucci, Park West, and River Song. Set for release in March.
SOPHIA DOMANCICH – ALICE’S EVIDENCE
A great little set from pianist Sophia Domancich – one that's got maybe even more powerful contributions from the group's two horn players – trombonist Ray Anderson, and alto saxophonist Geraldine Laurent! Anderson is great – blowing with the best kind of angular, well-conceived lines that made his early albums so wonderful – and Laurent is a player that we don't really know at all, but who has this soulful power here that's really amazing – one that brings a richer spirit to the music, as she almost blows like she's holding a tenor at times. The rhythms are nicely unified, and well-placed – thanks to the work of Helene Labarriere on bass and Nasheet Waits on drums – and as the set moves on, Domancich gets more time in the spotlight, with these haunting, ringing tones that are very beautiful. Titles include "Alice's Evidence", "Vestiges", "Pool Of Tears", "A Mad Tea Party", and "Down The Rabbit Hole". ~ Dusty Groove