Back in 1981, musicians Chris Darrow and Max Buda released a dual solo album titled "Eye Of The Storm." Darrow and Buda were founding members of the psychedelic folk/rock band Kaleidoscope, which released a trio of albums in the sixties and seventies. Now, on September 14th, Blixa Sounds is releasing a digitally remastered version of the "Eye Of The Storm" album. The cover was drawn by the legendary artist Rick Griffin and the album features ten instrumental tracks, beginning with the guitar slinger "Slip And Slide." The duo work some funk into "BLT," before slowing down for the relaxed ballad "Baja Nights." Darrow and Buda showcase a southern rock vibe on "Salsa Especial," as they begin to pick the tempo back up with the steady pace of "Closeout." The album wraps up with the atmospheric "Enchanted Isle" and the bluesy closer "Eye Of The Storm." To find out more about this new re-issue of the album, please visit blixa.com.
Atlanta-based jazz guitarist Bill Hart recently released his new live album "Live At Red Clay Theatre" and will be heading out on a European tour later this month. The new album is a live recording of the Bill Hart Band from June 2017 at the famed Atlanta club and features nine tracks, beginning with the exciting jazz groove of "Beachside Isle." The show continues with the slow, steady build-up of "Jim Gilligan" as you can feel the enjoyment within the band as they lock into a groove on this number. Bill showcases his quiet side with the acoustic/electric finger-picking of "Sara's Song," before the Bill Hart Band dig in for the jazz-rock fusion of "That's Purdy." The band members slow down the pace on the 11-minute "This Is Why," before wrapping up the show with the electrifying energy of "Elected." To find out more about the Bill Hart Band and their latest release "Love At Red Clay Theatre," please visit billhartmusic.com.
From San Francisco comes the debut release from jazz vocalist Noa Levy. She released her debut album "Take Two" back in August. It was recorded live and features a handful of tracks that Noa adds her own style to. She begins with the 1964 song "Don't Rain On My Parade," which feels like an up-tempo freestyle jazz version of the song. then she slows the tempo down for "I've Got You Under My Skin," throwing some blues vibes at the song, while "Someday My Prince Will Come" combines the vocal delivery of the well-known animated classic with the freeform idea of the Miles Davis' rendition. Noa Levy closes out her short 5-song EP with the gentle touch of "Laura." To find out more about her new album "Take Two," please visit noalevylive.com.