Music and More
General thoughts of fun stuff, like music, books and the like. Thanks for reading.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Brad Mehldau - After Bach (Nonesuch Records, 2018)
I must admit that I know very little about classical music. My dad used to play it on the radio in the car when I was growing up, and I’ve...
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Jimi Hendrix - Both Sides of the Sky (Sony Legacy, 2018)
Guitarist, singer, songwriter, Jimi Hendrix is a galvanizing presence in rock 'n' roll, even nearly fifty years after his death. L...
The Yardbirds - Yardbirds '68 (Jimmy Page Music, 2017)
The legendary rock 'n' roll band The Yardbirds were on their last legs in early 1968 when these recordings took place. Jimmy Page,...
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Matthew Shipp Quartet - Sonic Fiction (ESP-Disk, 2018)
This is an excellent album of modern jazz from the quartet of Matthew Shipp on piano, Mat Walerian on alto saxophone, bass clarinet and cl...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
The Bad Plus - Never Stop II (Legbreaker Records, 2018)
Pianist Orrin Evans was an inspired choice (and if the Downbeat interview is accurate, the only choice) to replace founding member Ethan I...
Monday, March 12, 2018
Anthony Braxton - Sextet (Parker) 1993 (Tri-Centric / New Braxton House, 2018)
Multi instrumentalist Anthony Braxton performing here on alto and soprano saxophone, flute, contrabass clarinet and piano put together a g...
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Azar Lawrence - Elementals (High Note, 2018)
Although he may be most well known as a sideman for McCoy Tyner (see Phil Freeman's podcast with Lawrence and excellent series about...
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Jon Lundbom Quartet - Live at Monks (MonksLive, 2018)
After a run of several superb albums with his group Big Five Chord, guitarist and composer Jon Lundbom takes a different approach in a qua...
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