Must be nice

Russ Lawton and Ray Paczkowski are back! The power (Drums and Hammond) Duo are at it again with the followup to the 2015 Smashed World EP. This one's called MUST BE NICE and we sense a deliberate double meaning - a little bit of sarcasm, a little bit of warning to the world, and a whole lot of heavy groove. Digging into the pool of rhythm and melody, drawing from the funk and Afrobeat, Ray and Russ smash it all up. Be ready, because they come right of of the gate with that sound. Check in on Must Be Nice right here, call your Mom, and smile at the next person you see. Because you must. 

Spanky w/Tye Tribbett


We kinda kept this one a little under wraps as a special surprise for YOU - George 'Spanky' McCurdy is well known as a drummer - he's graced the stage with Lady Gaga, Lauryn Hill, Tye Tribbett and many more. Proud to call North Philly home, SPANK has roots in gospel and interests in nearly every other style. Soft spoken with a childlike gleam in his eye, his smile speaks of universal understanding. We are thrilled to announce the release of his debut recording, CIRCA LXXXI, a studio exploration that feels like a dream. When? RIGHT NOW. Drop in here for CDs and high quality download, and stop by here for links to all of your favorite spots.  

Get to know Spank

What’s That You Say?

WORLD, meet ADAM WOLF. Adam is a composer and hornist from Los Angeles and the man behind ROCK HORN PROJECT. What is it? RHP is an ensemble of classically trained musicians performing Wolf's original compositions that blend Classical, Jazz, and Rock in a thoroughly unique way. Driving guitars with bold punches from the horns (with Adam up front on French Horn), delicate piano with intricate string arrangements giving way to jazz groove. Adam Wolf is an innovative and courageous young composer who has created something entirely different. Dig in to Rock Horn Project's next release - UNBREAKABLE - right over here.  

Rock Horn Project!

Breakin Old habits

Sr. Langosta

Hailing from the great land of Puerto Rico, Sr. Langosta has been in the basement mixin up the medicine: a solid stew of Acid Jazz, Fusion, and Rock that hints clearly at the greats of the 70's. Jorge Andres Ferrreras leads the band on guitar, with Manuel Rodriguez on bass, Gamaliel Santiago on percussion, Alexandra Rivera on keys, and Timothy Cooper on vibes. Together they travel the sonic spaceways, exploring the roots at the intersection of Jazz and Rock. This is fun music to listen to, yet you can feel the composer throughout. We are very excited about this band, and urge you to drop in here to discover the world of Sr. Langosta.

Black American Music

Sr. Langosta - Machine Gun (Jimi Hendrix)

Sr. Langosta Live at Libros AC - Jimi Hendrix's "Machine Gun" from Libros AC on Vimeo.

Live At The Blue Whale

On March 18, 2016 Mark de Clive-Lowe hit (the LA Jazz hotspot) The Blue Whale, positioning his first instrument, the grand piano, at the front of his technological world of keys and electronics. The band was world class - Brandon Eugene Owens, Josh Johnson, Gene Coye - and the result is full on live performance without the studio safety net. Mark pays tribute to three of his heroes - Yusef Lateef, Sun Ra, and Ahmad Jamal - in real time as he brings us LIVE AT THE BLUE WHALE on February 17th. Available on CD, Vinyl, and Download - preorder physical copies here, preorder begins on Itunes on January 20. 

Two Faced