Tom Cowley

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (21 of 21)
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 94,486 - Total Helpful Votes: 21 of 21
Tombstone ~ Hot 8 Brass Band
Tombstone ~ Hot 8 Brass Band
5.0 out of 5 stars Smoking Hot Album., 22 Feb 2014
The Hot 8 had returned from a tour of the UK and recorded their Grammy nominated The Life & Times Of cd which is great. This follow up is however a much darker and funkier offering altogether. I love New Orleans brass bands but often studio recordings fail to capture the sheer unadulterated joy and life affirming energy of a brass marching band live. This is an excellent group of songs that really do capture the exhilarating thrill of a brass band in full effect. They along with the Soul Rebels and of course the Rebirth brass band are an experience that you should have at least once in your life.
Moonburn ~ Jon Cleary
Moonburn ~ Jon Cleary
A good studio recording of the great Jon Cleary and I agree with at least one review that nothing beats seeing him playing in a one story, pressed tin ceiling wooden bar in New Orleans. He really does have to be seen live with the Absolute Monster Gentlemen or playing solo piano, he has the magic fingers. I love the crescent city because music is its heartbeat. If you love the many styles of funk, jazz, soul, brass band, blues and anything in between that have been born or passed through this magic city you will enjoy this cd. Like I said if you love live music do yourself a favour and get a plane ticket to New Orleans you will never regret it.
The Lost Broadcast ~ Dr John
The Lost Broadcast ~ Dr John
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a find., 28 Oct 2013
This is one of those lost recordings that really stands up to being issued on cd. The music is out of this world with a band on top form and a choice of well and lesser known numbers. This is an opportunity to hear a fantastic group of musicians playing out of their skins. I have only heard one live recorded track from this era on a local NOLA radio station before so I didn't hesitate when I saw this advertised. Dr John is at his voodoo funk best and to hear walk on gilded splinters done live with such joyous energy is a trip.

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