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Cameron Graves: Seven

Cameron Graves: Seven

Jeff Tamarkin on April 7, 2021
Don’t be surprised if you find yourself wiping off beads of sweat after you’re done with this one. In little more than a half-hour, Cameron Graves—best known as the masterful pianist in Kamasi Washington’s West Coast Get Down ensemble—creates a formidable nuclear detonation of what’s been dubbed “thrash-jazz.” That description is spot-on: Seven’s 11 tracks […]
Jorma Kaukonen and John Hurlbut: The River Flows

Jorma Kaukonen and John Hurlbut: The River Flows

Jeff Tamarkin on April 5, 2021
If it seems odd to think of Jorma Kaukonen—who has been leading Hot Tuna and working as a solo artist for more than 50 years—as an accompanist, then coax the noggin back just a bit further and recall his role Jefferson Airplane. Save for the handful of songs on which he sang lead, Kaukonen spent […]
Sam Pointer: What Good Is Money

Sam Pointer: What Good Is Money

Jake May on April 2, 2021
Sam Pointer, the Birmingham, Ala.-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, has performed countless live dates throughout his long career—as a solo artist and in bands such as the improvisational act New Potato Caboose and the bluegrass group Snakes in the Grass. Despite his varied credits, Pointer’s new record, What Good Is Money, is actually his first solo […]