Brad Mehldau at Purdue

April 17, 2014

At one point during his concert at Purdue Thursday, Brad Mehldau tucked his legs into a lotus position on the piano bench and turned to watch drummer Jeff Ballard’s solo. Mehldau gently nodded his head and smiled. Mehldau’s piano playing echoed the serenity of that smile all night. It’s not that he always plays softly; […]

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Cahl’s Jukebox, 4-17-14

April 17, 2014

Thursday night soul: 1) Percy Sledge: “It’s All Wrong, But It’s Alright” 2) Mable John: “Left Over Love” 3) Bobby “Blue” Bland: “I’ll Take Care of You” 4) Kip Anderson: “Private Tonight” 5) Maxine Brown: “In My Entire Life” 6) Mary Wells: “You Beat Me to the Punch” 7) Betty Harris: “I’m Evil Tonight” 8) […]

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Album review: Moot Davis – ‘Goin’ in Hot’

April 17, 2014

I doubt there will be a musician releasing an album this year with a better marketing hook than Moot Davis’. Just a few days after wrapping his new album, “Goin’ in Hot,” the studio burned down. Miraculously, they managed to salvage the recordings from the hard drive of the computer, which had melted. Davis didn’t […]

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Cahl’s Jukebox, 4-16-14

April 16, 2014

Today’s mix: 1) Joni Mitchell: “Wild Things Run Fast” 2) Sam Phillips: “Pretty Time Bomb” 3) Adam Cohen: “What Other Guy” 4) Beth Orton: “Call Me the Breeze” 5) Teddy Thompson: “Love Her for That” 6) Matthew Sweet: “Not When I Need It” 7) Sarah Borges: “Girl with a Bow” 8) Bob Schneider: “40 Dogs […]

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Louisiana Music Factory live shows

April 15, 2014

The Louisiana Music Factory’s in-store concert schedule for this year’s jazz fest is out and it’s a good one. The schedule on April 30, the day we hit New Orleans, is particularly appealing. It features Kermit Ruffins, Waylon Thibodeaux, Jesse McBride & Next Generation, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Ellis Marsalis and Big Sam’s […]

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Cahl’s Jukebox, 4-15-14

April 15, 2014

Today’s mix: 1) Tony Joe White: “Who You Gonna Hoodoo Now” 2) Ray Wylie Hubbard: “Mother Blues” 3) Legendary Shack Shakers: “Old Spur Line” 4) Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band: “Clap Your Hands” 5) Coco Robicheaux: “Cottonmouth” 6) John Mooney: “Do You Love Me” 7) Gregg Allman: “Just Another Rider” 8) Raful Neal: “Down in […]

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Jazz Fest preview: Brother Tyrone & The Mindbenders

April 14, 2014

One of the first things I did when I got home from the 2011 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was to order Brother Tyrone’s album “Mindbender.” On “If You Ain’t Cheating,” the New Orleans soul singer name checks Johnny Taylor. It’s a pretty good point of reference for Brother Tyrone’s music. His voice is […]

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Cahl’s Jukebox, 4-14-14

April 14, 2014

Monday morning jazz: 1) Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington: “I’m Beginning to See the Light” 2) Anat Cohen: “Anat’s Dance” 3) Buddy Tate and Claude Hopkins: “What is This Thing Called Love” 4) Thad Jones: “If Someone Had Told Me” 5) Bunky Green: “April Green” 6) Modern Jazz Quartet: “Blues in A Minor” 7) Dick […]

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Ladyhammer: Ladyhammer(ed)

April 13, 2014

Lex Kaylan likes to bite. She chomps away with furious licks on her guitar. And lord knows she snarls as she chews on listeners’ souls with her lyrics. “Ladyhammer(ed),” the new EP by her band, Ladyhammer, just might be the most aggressive rock ‘n’ roll record released so far this decade. It’s also surprisingly accessible. […]

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Cahl’s Jukebox, 4-13-14

April 13, 2014

Today’s mix: 1) The Butanes: “Amy is a Gold Digger” 2) Hop Wilson: “My Baby Has a Black Cat Bone” 3) Little Milton: “Walking the Back Streets and Crying” 4) Bernard Allison: “Leavin’ the Bayou” 5) Katie Webster: “Who’s Making Love” 6) Marva Wright: “Bring it on Home to Me” 7) Lillian Boutté: “Let Them […]

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Oscar Peterson Trio: ‘West Side Story’

April 13, 2014

A number of years ago I loaned my copy of the “West Side Story” DVD to a coworker and never got it back. She’s just lucky that I love my copy of the Oscar Peterson Trio’s album interpreting the Leonard Bernstein score even more than I love the movie. In fact, I love all my […]

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