Jonathan’s Burkett’s Exclusive Interview With The No Fly Zone Magazine

Jonathan’s Burkett’s Exclusive Interview With The No Fly Zone Magazine

NFZ: From what I’ve seen in your press kit you had a pretty tough time as a kid. Would you be comfortable sharing with our readers what happened? JB: I grew up with a childhood of hate and abuse because I find out my father abused and raped my mother. So whenever my mother looked at me she saw and called the man’s name that touched her wrongfully when she had said no. Growing up I never…

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Pete Johnson’s Blasts From My Past: Booker T. & the M.G.’s “The Best Of” (Stax/Rhino)

Pete Johnson’s Blasts From My Past: Booker T. & the M.G.’s “The Best Of” (Stax/Rhino)

I love instrumentals in music. One of the saddest phenomenon’s in music is that there has not been a instrumental hit of any note (in my opinion) since Harold Faltermeyer did Axel F. for the “Beverly Hills Cop” soundtrack in the 1980s. As, I have stated before, I love history and learning. Reading liner notes have always been a passion of mine. I always like to know who does what, and why. So, across the…

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Red Baraat | Sound The People

Red Baraat | Sound The People

ARTIST: Red Baraat TITLE: Sound The People LABEL: Rhyme & Reason Here’s the fifth album by Red Baraat, the brassy combo led by dhol (Indian barrel drum) player Sunny Jain that’s one of the most invigorating live acts today in any genre. Jain has slimmed his band down to six pieces: dhol, drum kit, guitar, sousaphone, trumpet and soprano sax; Jonathan Goldberger’s guitar adds a whole new texture to the band. Their core sound has…

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Angelique Kidjo | Remain In Light

Angelique Kidjo | Remain In Light

ARTIST: Angelique Kidjo TITLE: Remain In Light LABEL: Kravenworks Remain In Light by Talking Heads is one of the last albums I thought needed to be remade. This 1980 classic is the high point of that band’s career and a master class in employing an African sensibility without resorting to mere imitation. Beninois singer Angelique Kidjo, who’s lived in Europe and the USA for the last 35 years, hears the album differently than I do….

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