Panther Burn is the new CD by Jim Suhler and the follow up to the 2011 BMA nominee for Rock/Blues Album of the Year, Tijuana Bible. Jim Suhler is one of the next generation of great Texas songwriters and guitar slingers and continues the lineage of Texas legends such as Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Billy Gibbons and Bugs Henderson. Panther Burn is a whole new batch of original Blues Rock songs from Jim Suhler. Besides fronting his own band, Jim Suhler is also a member of George Thorogood and the Destroyers. Special musical guests include Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Asleep At The Wheel's Ray Benson, Carolyn Wonderland and Jason Elmore.
Seventy-two-year-old Jim Hall shows little indication of slowing down. He has been performing on the Telarc Jazz roster since 1994 and has produced nine recordings for the label, only missing 1996 as a release year. These recordings have received broad and receptive commentary from the critical community. These recordings approach jazz from a variety of directions, all intelligent, all inventive. Telarc, who has recently released a spate of compilation discs ( Signature Songs , Telarc Jazz—Celebrating 25 Years , In the Pocket—A Taste of Blues Harmonica ), has hit a home run with Jim Hall Down Beat Critics Choice, which will surely make this writer’s end-of-the-year-best-of list…
Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Released in 1963, this is a pair of traditional dixieland jazz performances recorded at the historic Preservation Hall in New Orleans - very distinctly New Orleans sound. Nathan "Jim" or "Big Jim" Robinson was a very reliable New Orleans trombonist who was much more consistent than most of the musicians he performed with, never seeming to have an off day. A jazz pioneer, Robinson played guitar as a child and started playing trombone in 1917, while stationed in France during World War I; he was already 24.
Wow! This is one of Sonny Sharrock's rare early recordings, recorded in France shortly after he had been playing with Herbie Mann. The groove's kind of crazy, and it's amazing that Sonny jumped out so soon after leaving the sort of pop-jazz environs he was in with Herbie – but hey, lots of players got to France in the 60s, and completely let their bag open up – so why not Sonny? Wife Linda's on vocals on the session, and they're backed up by Beb Guerin on bass and Jacques Thollot on drums. Titles include "27th Day", "Soon", and "Monkey Pockie Boo".