Since I trace most of my musical roots back to the Boston punk scene back in the 70s I'm always happy when I hear somebody carrying on the tradition in backstreet clubs of "The Hub." So here's something from an unusual (and sadly defunct) group from Boston called Morphine
. Very unique blend of jazz and rock elements in a group featuring vocals, percussion, tenor and baritone saxophones, 2-string slide
electric bass(!) - and no guitars
. If the early Lou Reed met up with Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart) and Tom Waits, a couple of 'old school jazz' sax players, a carton of cigarettes - and a big bottle or two of Wild Turkey bourbon - it would sound like this.
If you like your music mostly dark and smoky- often conjuring up images of dark rainy nights in a big city - this is the band for you.
Here's a couple of favs of mine. First is You Look Like RainCandyAll Wrong
And next there Buena