Freddie Gibbs is officially back. After teasing his return earlier this week, the Gary, Ind. rapper releases his new song “Crushed Glass” complete with a video. In addition, Gibbs has announced a new project You Only Live 2wice, and the cover art is spectacular.
Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes What Kinda Music is a masterful collaboration between two artists of very different disciplines, and one of the most unique and seamlessly original projects of its ilk to date. Moving fluidly through sleek electronica, progressive jazz, vintage hip-hop and so much more, Misch and Dayes take their listener on a ride that is by turns surprising and spontaneous, heady and head-spinning, and nothing less than compelling – a singular vision that fuses the DNA of both musicians with spectacular results.
Blues on the South Side is probably the best album slide guitarist Homesick James ever laid down (originally for Prestige in 1964). The stylistic similarities to his cousin, the great Elmore James, are obvious, but Homesick deviates repeatedly from the form. Tough as nails with a bottleneck, he goes for the jugular on "Goin' Down Swingin'", "Johnny Mae", and "Gotta Move", supported by pianist Lafayette Leake, guitarist Eddie Taylor, and drummer Clifton James.
Son of famed vibist Terry Gibbs, drummer Gerry teams up to record this debut of the second incarnation of The Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Band with 5 multi-talented instrumentalist from all over the state of Texas to create the Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Band 2 ,which played and toured together for 5 years.The 6 musicians of the”Thrasher Band” play 27 instruments between them on this date. Instruments include, Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Baritone Saxophones,Piccolo, Flute, Alto Flute, Bass Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Vibraphone, Glockenspiel, Acoustic Piano, Mini Moog, Melodica, Harmonica, Trumpet, Acoustic Bass, Drums, Balifone, Kalimba, Recorder, Wood Flute, Gongs, Vocals, & Misc. Percussion.After 5 years the band separated with each member to go on to tour and join the bands of people like Christian McBride, Poncho Sanchez, Billy Childs, Strunz & Farrar and others!