Songs We Love: Bobby Rush, ‘I Don’t Want Nobody Hanging Around’ : NPR

Songs We Love: Bobby Rush, ‘I Don’t Want Nobody Hanging Around’ : NPR:

“As dirty horn scoops and stabs punctuate every phrase, the Louisiana blues-soul singer and harmonica player warns a cadre of would-be homewreckers away from the house where his woman awaits his return. The mailman, the milkman, the garbage man, even the preacher — none are immune to his suspicion.”

I had the pleasure or writing the horn parts, and playing in the section, for the new Bobby Rush album (to be released in September). Check out the NPR preview.

Improvised music alive and well — and growing — in New Orleans | NOLA.com

From Alex Rawls‘s piece on nola.com:

Improvised music alive and well — and growing — in New Orleans | NOLA.com: “Albert’s music works both sides of that wobbly fence. Sunday night, he and his quartet will feature jazz, semi-improvised and fully improvised music at Snug Harbor, but unless you’re listening closely, it will rarely be obvious which is which. His musical instincts rarely run to atonal squeaks and skronks, and his choices are influenced by the players around him.”

Downbeat Critics Poll

Once again, the people who vote in the Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll have been so kind as to include my name in the list of Rising Star Trombonists.Screen Shot 2015 06 26 at 2 59 13 PM
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These things can mean a lot, and they can mean nothing. It is nice to be in such good company, and nice that the list is not all dudes this year.

Long Sidewalks – Staffa

The new CD from Long Sidewalks, which features Jeb Bishop, was released on May 26, 2015, and is available in digital format from all the standard places. You can buy the physical CD through the Breakfast for Dinner Records bandcamp page, and that includes high quality downloads as well.

Listen or buy through the widget below.