CD Review: Blue Six "Signs & Wonders"

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Blue Six’s latest, a languid soundtrack to a swank bachelor pad with a private dancefloor and a cool view of nighttime Manhattan, gets note-perfect low-end support from veteran bass man Dave Boonshoft. The label head and Aguilar impresario keeps his grooves tight, minimal, and restrained, only occasionally stepping out for a moment or two, as he does for the disco octaves on “Anhedonia” and syrupy fills in “Nothing But Time.”


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They call themselves Legally Blynd because they’re oblivious to genre, and sure enough, this band of Bay Area badasses combines reggae, soul, gospel, R&B, and blues for a sound that’s both refreshingly original and surprisingly familiar.

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After 30 years of blazing a pioneering trail through progressive rock and metal, Dug Pinnick brings his distorted bass grooves and soulful vocals into the realm of the blues.

CD Review: Bill Laswell "Incunabula Digital Series"

Whether rumbling and rolling in a duo with rhythmic shaman Milford Graves, engaging in complex dialogues with master trumpet player Wadada Leo Smith, or augmenting Japanese hip-hop pioneer DJ Krush’s ambient backdrops and breakbeats/scratches, Bill Laswell and his fretless chorused P-Bass are deep, authoritative, and upfront, ready with chords, picks, and solos at a moment’s notice.