Tag : now-again

Top 10 Albums of ’09

Another year, another list. 2009 was strange for me in terms of music. While 2008 seemed to offer a long list of great albums, ’09 felt more subdued. Of course this could be the result of two key music stores…

Whitefield Brothers – Earthology

Jan and Max Whitfield, Munich-born founders of deep-funk pioneers The Poets of Rhythm, have returned with a follow up to their once-rare 2001 album In The Raw. The new album continues their signature combination of American Meters-inspired funk and African…

Triorganico – Convivencia

In the past few years I’ve developed an interest in Brazilian music, digging through the catalogs of artists like Airto Moreira, Milton Nascimento, Lo Borges, Jorge Ben, Hermeto Pascoal and a few others. I’ve only skimmed the surface, I’m sure.…

The Whitefield Brothers – In The Raw

At one time I was obsessed with The Poets of Rhythm, the Munich-based funk group that released their amazing album, Discern/Define, on Quannum Records in 2001. Still one of my favorite modern funk albums, it introduced me to similar groups…

Stark Reality – Hoagy Carmichael’s Music Shop

I saw this in CD in the record store last year and knew it was something good. Unfortunately I didn’t buy it. I was confused until recently, not knowing that the Stark Reality album “Now“, released on Stones Throw, was…