CD Dale Spalding one by one (Indie 2008)
Dale's debut solo album mixes originals with funky covers by such greats as Johnny Rivers, Big Bill Broonzy and J.J. Cale.
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DVD Dale Spalding Band Downtown (Indie DSDVD101)
Harmonica wizard Dale Spalding and his Los Angeles band
stir it up with a funky mix of New Orleans, R&B and the blues.
Dale Spalding (vocal, harmonica, percussion), Lon Price (saxophone), Bruce Malament (piano), Tomas Gargano (bass), Kenny Elliott (drums)
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CD Poncho Sanchez Latin Spirits
Combine the rhythms of Cuba, Africa and the Caribbean with the soul of Detroit, Philly and New Orleans, then add the exciting harmonies and improvisational elements of jazz, and you have the unique sound of Poncho Sanchez. With Latin Spirits Poncho embraces all of his musical influences, resulting in one of his most eclectic and exciting recordings to date. Special guest Chick Corea lends his unmistakable jazz piano pyrotechnics to two selections, igniting the title track (a new composition penned by Corea specifically for this recording) and Wayne Shorter's "Ju Ju" (which is propelled by an incendiary Afro-Cuban six-eight groove.) Vocalist and harmonica ace Dale Spalding sits in too, firing up the party with some soulful blues and R&B stylings that meld perfectly with Poncho's hard-grooving cha cha cha and mambo rhythms.
CD Ruthie Foster The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster (Blue Corn Music)
Ruthie Foster has made the album of her career with her 2007 recording of originals plus covers of songs by Son House, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Lucinda Williams. This deeply grooving album shows a side of Ruthie that has never really been captured in the studio before, as she displays her talents on the Fender/Rhodes and unleashes her soulful vocals on the funkiest songs she has ever recorded.
Personnel include: Ruthie Foster (guitar); Gurf Morlix (lap steel guitar); Dale Spalding (harmonica); Anthony Farrell (Hammond b-3 organ); Glenn Fukunaga (bass instrument); George Sluppick (drums); Mike Dillon (congas); Ned Stewart (unknown instrument); Malcolm 'Papa Mali' Welbourne (background vocals); Tosca String Quartet.
CD Robert Kyle Blue Winds (Upside Out Records)
Robert Kyle, saxophones; Llew Matthews, piano; Tomas Gargano, bass; Jason Harnell, drums; Riner Scivally, guitar; Dale Splading, harmonica
Kyle's Tenor Sax has never sounded sweeter than on this, his latest collection of ten original Blues & Be-bop influenced compositions. KLON radio called it "... a foot tappin', blues swingin' good time." The LA Jazz Scene wrote "Cookin' from start to finish... Kyle's latest album brings out the best in straight-ahead Jazz. Recommended."