LADELL MCLIN TRIO
LADELL MCLIN. GUITAR, VOCALS / ANTONELLA MAZZA. BASS / BENJAMIN SANZ. DRUMS
Blues has made history and some of us think that this history is now set in the Afro-American music stone. Yet, Blues has something eternal that still can surprise. Maybe it's the unexplained obviousness of its structure even, out of which so many subsequent music derive from: jazz, rhythm'n'blues, soul and hip-hop. Ladell McLin did follow all of these evolutions, and played with Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Koko Taylor, before he joined James "Blood" Ulmer, Vernon Reid and Run-DMC.
His elaborated playing based on Blues' raw material is a balance between respect for tradition and duty of originality. His band, stripped back to the bare bones, highlights his infectious warmth. Ladell McLin, a mountain music guide to help you venture to the land of Blues.
BRIAN JACKSON"Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron" featuring M1/Martin Luther
BRIAN JACKSON. KEYBOARD, FLUTE / M1. MC / MARTIN LUTHER. GUITAR, VOCALS / REGGIE WASHINGTON. BASS / MARQUE GILMORE. DRUMS
Gil Scott-Heron is considered as the main forerunner of Rap and one of the founders of spoken-word.
Brian Jackson played keyboards and flute on many major recordings of Gil Scott-Heron that he also co-composed with the poet. Brian Jackson acted for him as did Nelson Irvine with Nina Simone. For his friend, he invented a style at the crossroads of Jazz, Soul and Funk, and wrote all necessary arrangements.
This time surrounded with a rhythm section from the Steve Coleman galaxy and rappers from Dead Prez and Roots, he shows the posterity and prosperity of this approach, of Gil Scott-Heron's sharp speculative vista, of a scansion written in the slightest beat of one's speech and life story.