Archive for June, 2007

Jeff Babko, Jeff Coffin & Vinnie Colaiuta – “Mondo Trio”

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Mondo Trio

Another trio, another great disc. OK, so there will be moments on this disc where you think I’ve slipped in some organ outtakes off of ELP’s “Tarkus” — Hammond lovers take note. The lineup is Jeff Babko on keys, Jeff Coffin on woodwinds and Vinnie on drums. One listen will reaffirm these guys as masters of their craft. Be sure to check out Jeff’s notes on the album, and enjoy four completely distinctive tracks out on the station.

the Outsidemen – “Band Overboard”

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

The Outsidemen

Here’s a fast-paced recording from 1990, by a trio consisting of Mike Miller on guitars, Jim Lacefield on bass and Ralph Humphrey on drums. The recording grew out of a long term relationship the guys had playing together, as well as their teaching at the The Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California. The tunes take all kinds of tasty turns, with messrs. Lacefield and Humphrey laying down a thick groove throughout. All the more impressive is that the disc was recorded live. Enjoy five tracks in “heavy rotation” on the station now.