The new IMN podcast is up – download it or listen at the site or on WFYI HD2, Thursdays at 4pm and 10pm.
Picked up some new recordings over the past week through the magic of eMusic and the CD store. The notable standouts include Julie Slick’s self-titled debut and the Stanley Clarke Band’s latest release. Slick melds the brawny, muscular tone she displayed at the Adrian Belew show at Radio Radio some months back with intriguing, well-composed tracks featured a ton of guest artists. This one comes highly recommended. As for Clarke’s disc, I actually heard the first track via WWOZ without knowing who it was and was intrigued by the modern rock elements the song incorporated within the jazz framework. But pair Clarke with pianist Hiromi and the other great musicians on the disc, and that kind of ingenuity makes sense. Good stuff all around. Finally, I’m just getting into the new Trombone Shorty disc – it doesn’t quite capture the fiery presence Troy Andrews has live, but it still communicates what you can expect from his outfit. Pick it up, but I’d definitely be looking for the next live show.
Back to playing with the new Propellerheads software – the new drum and loop tools are great, and Record sports an auto-tune function now. Use with discretion, please.