Coming Soon on CD from Delmark


In May...

 

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE & BILLY BRANCH
It's almost 50 years since blues harpmaster Carey Bell released his debut album on Delmark Records. Carey's children followed him into blues and performed with him often while growing up. Lurrie's debut recording was with Carey appearing on Heartaches And Pain (Delmark 666) and he joined with pops again in 2006 to record a live album / DVD, Gettin' Up (Delmark 791/DVD 1791) only one year before Carey passed away. Now Lurrie, Steve, Tyson and James Bell join forces as The Bell Dynasty to present this tribute to their dad, Carey Bell.

 

Geof Bradfield
Yes, and...Music for Nine Improvisers
Delmark DE 5027

Chicago saxophonist/composer Geof Bradfield's Delmark Records debut brings together nine individual and vital artists from the Chicago and New York jazz scenes in Bradfield's new multi-movement work Yes, and...Music for Nine Improvisers. Howard Reich wrote in the Chicago Tribune of the premier, "The music ranges from carefully scored passages for reeds and horns to more spontaneous interchanges among various subsets of players. In both scenarios, the music finds continuity in the tonal glow of the ensemble playing, the subtlety of instrumental voicing, and the harmonic sophistication of everything these musicians have to offer."

In March...

FEATURING TAD ROBINSON, STEVE FREUND & KEN SAYDAK

The members of the Rockwell Avenue Blues Band have each achieved successes achieved over long parallel careers, but there was some unfinished business to attend to. Longtime bonds, which sometimes elude conscious recognition, drew them to Delmark's Riverside Studio on Chicago's North Rockwell Avenue in October of 2017. It was a joyous musical and artistic reunion. They had all recorded for Delmark over the past decades. Now it was time to join together again, as equals who had shared a lifestyle and craft, each in his own way, each with his own voice. So they took a week away from their routines to share a brief moment, frozen in time on Back To Chicago.

In February...

Sometimes The Blues Got Me is Breezy Rodio's debut album for Delmark Records. A review of Breezy's self-produced 2015 release So Close To It said "Breezy Rodio absolutely smokes through this highly enjoyable mix of originals and covers. He has it all; the voice, the guitar chops, the great players, and you can tell he FEELS the blues, and that is the most important facet" - Music Morsels While Living Blues described Breezy as having " an artist who deserves to be on the radar of all blues fans." Breezy Rodio was in Linsey Alexander's band for 8 years and appears on all 3 of Linsey's Delmark releases. He has toured the world starting as sideman to notable Chicago artists but now is doing it as the leader. Sometimes The Blues Got Me just may get you too! Notes by Justin O'Brien enclosed.


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