This Week in Music, May 28, 2013: Rollin’ with proud Fogerty Page 2
Other new releases
Della Mae: This World Oft Can Be (Rounder; photo above by David McClister)
The Boston-based quintet debuted in 2011 with the self-released I Built This Heart. The follow-up, says the press release, “shows that like the Avett Brothers, the Lumineers, and the Punch Brothers, these five multitalented young women are respectful of American musical tradition but not restricted by it, combining centuries’ worth of musical influences with an emotionally tough, undeniably modern songwriting sensibility.” Most of the writing is by singer Celia Woodsmith and guitarist Courtney Hartman, either individually or together. The album was recorded at the (Johnny) Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
Hot Club of Cowtown: Rendezvous in Rhythm (Gold Strike)
Fiddler/vocalist Elana James, guitarist/vocalist Whit Smith, and bassist Jake Erwin are produced here by Lloyd Maines, and according to their press release, “it’s the Hot Club’s first-ever dedicated foray into the Gypsy jazz and French swing of Paris in the ’30s, and it features the band’s sparkling spins on standards in the style of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.” Tracks include “Crazy Rhythm,” “Minor Swing,” “Dark Eyes,” “The Continental,” and “I’m in the Mood for Love.”
Marshall Chapman: Blaze of Glory (TallGirl)
Thirteenth album from the singer/songwriter/rocker/survivor, still going strong at the ripe young age of 64. It’s the follow-up to 2010’s Big Lonesome, and according to Chapman: “I felt, at the time, like Big Lonesome was my best. So it was a no-brainer bringing in the same crew for Blaze of Glory”: co-producer Michael Utley and primary accompanists Will Kimbrough, Jim Mayer, and Casey Wood.
Garbage: One Mile High . . . Live (Eagle Vision)
. . . “one mile high” because this DVD/Blu-ray was shot in Denver — in October 2012, when Garbage was breaking its 7-year hiatus with a tour and an album, Not Your Kind of People. In addition to the 20-track, 2-hour concert, you get the music videos for “Big Bright World” and “Blood for Poppies,” featurettes on the same two songs (and “Automatic Systematic Habit,” “Battle in Me,” and “Control”), and the band’s pre-show warm-up.
Crystal Fighters: Cave Rave (Atlantic)
Sophomore set from the British/Spanish/American band that blends elements of Basque folk (on traditional instruments like the txalaparta and the txistu) with dance music (from Hispanic, African, and Mexican forms to dubstep and synthpop).
The Pastels: Slow Summits (Domino)
The alt-rock/power-pop group’s first album since 1997, recorded in their native Glasgow.
The-Dream: IV Play (Radio Killa/Def Jam)
Guests include Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and Kelly Rowland.
Tricky: False Idols (False Idols/!K7)
Tenth studio album from the English trip-hop musician.
Terence Blanchard: Magnetic (Blue Note)
A wide-ranging set of ten originals by Blanchard’s quintet, with four by the trumpeter himself, three by pianist Fabian Almazan, and one each by saxophonist Brice Winston, bassist Joshua Crumbly, and drummer Kendrick Scott. Guests include bassist Ron Carter, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, and guitarist Lionel Loueke. Side note: Blanchard’s “opera in jazz,” Champion (based on the story of boxer Emile Griffith), will have its world premiere on June 15 in St. Louis.
Eliane Elias: I Thought About You: A Tribute to Chet Baker (Concord)
The pianist/vocalist performs standards associated with the trumpeter/vocalist.
Various Artists: True Blues (Telarc)
Shemekia Copeland, Guy Davis, Corey Harris, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Taj Mahal, and Phil Wiggins are featured in solo and ensemble performances, recorded live.