Big Apple Blues Serves an Appetizing List of New York-Inspired Tunes

February 5, 2015 8:39 PM

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From the big-hitting opening of Big Apple Blues' title track, to the Motown-esque groove of the album's last song, "Fun City", Tomás Doncker's soulful voice and musical arrangements reverberate in the ear like a fervent preacher reciting scripture on a Sunday at church. It's moving. Add to that the lyrical injection of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa and you get an album that's faithfully committed to making the kind of impact that leaves a lasting impression on its listeners.

A long-time fixture in New York's music scene, Doncker made a name for himself as a guitarist in the genre-busting "no wave" movement of the 1980s. He's since collaborated as a musician, producer and song writer with a variety of iconic artists, the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Meshell Ndegeocello and Yok...

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