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Album Reviews | April 2017 Releases

By: Alex WoodThe biggest month for music yet this year, our capsule reviews for April combine 31 excellent releases that should be on any music fan's radar. Father John Misty- Pure Comedy [4/7]With Pure Comedy, Father John Misty continues to be one of the most clever, brilliant songwriters in modern times. Its immediately less accessible...

PHOTOS / VIDEO / RECAP | Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue @ Park West 2/3/17

By: Michael Lepek | Video Nunu ZomotHow do you make the perfect gumbo? You need a calculated balance of ingredients, stirred in the pot in the precise order.That is exactly what Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue created at The Park West on Friday February 2nd. On a night off from their current tour with...

Notes From The Jazz Underground Explores The Art Of Songcraft

This edition of Notes From The Jazz Underground was sourced from the July 15th broadcast.If last week's show was all about the epics, this show was much more about songcraft. The Jeff Beck tune was a request from NFTJU host Paul Abella's buddy's.  The version of "Naima" (Carlos and McLaughlin) prompted...

Tomorrow Never Knows: Free Form Jazz Radio

This installment of Notes From The Jazz Underground features the playlist based on the December 6th show.After offering two themes in the previous week's broadcast, NFTJU host Paul Abella returns to free form no-rules jazz programming. No theme at all. Not even a little bit.Hightlights include new(ish) stuff from Trombone Shorty and...

Notes From The Jazz Underground Turns Two

This installment of Notes From The Jazz Underground features the playlist from September 27th, which marked Paul's 2nd anniversary doing the show. After launching the program Sunday afternoons against Paul Buckley's nationally renown jazz radio show, Abella was able to find his voice on Friday evenings.This week's playlist features a bit of everything that...

Notes From The Jazz Underground Welcomes You

Welcome to the first installment of Notes From The Jazz Underground on The Barn Presents. Mr. Paul Abella wears many hats: percussionist, bandleader, music director at WDCB 90.9 FM in Glen Ellyn, and also host of a weekly show, the titular Notes From The Jazz Underground, a two hour Friday night radio program that occupies that...

Sweet Home Chicago: President Obama Sings With Mick, Buddy, B.B., Derek, Susan, Warren & More

It was blues night last night at the White House. I guess when you're commander-in-chief, not only do you get to assemble an All Star team for the event, you also get to get "talked into" singing a verse. Here, the President makes a grand exit by contributing some vocals to "Sweet Home Chicago" (even...