David Whiteis is a critic, journalist, and author based in Chicago. He is the recipient of the Blues Foundation’s 2001 Keeping the Blues Alive Award for Achievement in Journalism. His books include Southern Soul-Blues (U. of Illinois Press, 2013) andChicago Blues: Portraits and Stories(U. Of Illinois Press, 2006). He is currently at work completing a book on contemporary Chicago blues and a co-written autobiography of the late soul singer Denise LaSalle.
No new ground is broken here, but this set from trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, pianist Danny Grissett, vibraphonist Steve Nelson, bassist Peter Washington and drummer Bill … Read More “The Power Quintet: High Art”
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