A must-hear blues and folk loving 23 February release for The Lead Belly Project, new on Sunnyside from revered Impossible Gentlemen drummer Adam Nussbaum, is in the offing.

Adam, highly respected for his work dating back to the late-1970s career of John Scofield and who has also enjoyed a long performing and recording association with the great Steve Swallow including the bass guitarist-composer’s erstwhile tenure in the Gents, is promoting the album on Facebook and says: “We play The Jazz Standard on Feb 27 in NYC.” In the playing company of Ohad Talmor, saxophone, who recorded the album and collaborated closely on it with Nussbaum; Steve Cardenas, six-string guitar and Nate Radley, also six-string guitar Nussbaum’s band are all viewable top in the video. 

Tracks, a few of which are listenable to on Bandcamp, are: Old Riley; Green Corn; Black Girl (Where Did You Sleep Last Night); Bottle Up and Go; Black Betty; Grey Goose; Bring Me a Little Water Sylvie; You Can’t Lose Me Cholly; Insight, Enlight; Sure Would Baby; and Goodnight Irene. Recorded by Ohad Talmor in a Brooklyn performance space last year in a single day, classic Huddie Ledbetter songs plus two Nussbaum originals Insight, Enlight and Sure Would Baby are included.

JD Allen will be appearing with his trio on Wednesday 7 March at Brilliant Corners in Belfast the 2018 line-up of which has just been announced.