Archive for April 14th, 2008

Ron Carter – Friends (1992)

NICK DERISO: There was a time, and not that long ago, when jazz was the music of this country’s youth — a way to rage against the machine, back when the machines were Desotos and Studebakers. So we have here a fairly novel idea: Using the staid conventions of classical compositions as a mid-century American improviser once would — thatRead More

Books: Annie Leibovitz – American Music (2004)

by Mark Saleski From the cool & creepy photo of the record left on Elvis’ turntable the day he died (“The Stamps”) to the beautiful and somewhat bittersweet picture of Johnny Cash and June carter, Annie Leibovitz’ American Music is just filled to overflowing with photo portraits of a wide range of musical Americana. Mind you, this is not justRead More