Saturday, September 29, 2007

Music I've Been Listening To, Recommended

1. When it comes to groovin', burnin,' swingin' Hammond B3 organ jazz and blues, in the tradition of Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff and Richard "Groove" Holmes, it doesn't get much better than Tony Monaco. Give him a listen on his CDs East to West, Intimately Live at the 501, Fiery Blues, or Burnin' Grooves.

2. For something a little bit unusual and off-beat, but with a great Latin jazz flavor, check out Roberto Perera, a Paraguayan jazz harpist - "In the Mood" is a great CD.

3. I've mentioned it before, but it's worth another plug - check out Pandora Radio, the Internet radio station that plays only the music you like - you pick your favorite artist(s) or favor songs, and it creates a customized radio play list with only those artists or songs that are similar in style to your favorite(s).

4. I've also mentioned
KFAI-FM in Minneapolis before. If you want to hear the very best blues on the planet, check out the afternoon blues programs: Rollin' and Tumblin' (Tues), House Party (Wed), Blueslady's Time Machine (Thursday) and Sugar Shop (Friday - blues and R&B), either live from 3-6 p.m. CST online, or anytime through the KFAI archives for up to two weeks after the live show.

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