Look out for these albums and DVDs released this week.
Kara Grainger Shiver and Sigh
The Australian singer/slide guitarist’s new record exemplifies her brand of soul and contemporary blues music. Grammy Award-winner David Z. handles production on the album. Blues vet Jimi Bott and R&B legend James Gadson make their mark, while Lenny Castro plays percussion.
George Duke DreamWeaver
Sometimes personal tragedy serves as musical inspiration. For a period after the passing of George Duke’s wife, the Grammy Award-winning keyboardist, producer, and composer stopped writing music. When he finally returned with a new album, Duke did some drum programming, but also enlisted the help of Gorden Campbell when the tracks called for acoustic drums. John Roberts also plays on one track, and Lenny Castro, once again, has percussion duties.
Tom Kennedy Just Play!
Mark Masters Ensemble Everything You Did
Chris Morrissey North Hero
Mayer Hawthorne Where Does This Door Go
Seven Witches Rebirth
Led by axe man Jack Frost, the metal heads are out with their ninth studio album, and their first for new label FrostByte Media. Produced by Frost, the record features Johnny Kelly of Type O Negative and Danzig on drums.
Drye & Drye Open Letter
This father-son collaboration features five tracks from the younger Brian and five from the elder Howard. Brian plays trombone and Howard plays the bari sax, while Vinnie Sperrazza holds down the drum chair.