Archive for September 16th, 2010

Charles Lloyd – Mirror (2010)

Charles Lloyd – Mirror (2010)

by S. Victor Aaron Two years is not a long time between albums, and Charles Lloyd has maintained a steady output of an album every couple of years and sometimes every year since hooking up with ECM Records in the late 80s. It’s impressive when keeping in mind that Lloyd has been making records since 1965 and even more impressiveRead More

David Bixler & Arturo O'Farrill – The Auction Project (2010)

David Bixler & Arturo O'Farrill – The Auction Project (2010)

by Mark SaleskiOver the years, there have been a lot of musical hybrids that have surprised our ears by revealing hidden commonalities in melded musical genres. For instance, I’m fairly certain that my only exposure to hip-hop back before the mid-1980’s was with Sugar Hill’s “Rapper’s Delight,” and Blondie’s “Rapture.” The idea of Run-D.M.C. teaming up with Aerosmith was probablyRead More

Abraham Inc – Tweet Tweet

Abraham Inc – Tweet Tweet

by Mark Saleski Often when something is unexpected, it ends up being that much more rewarding. You know: surprises! I remember back in 1994 when Brandford Marsalis put together his jazz/funk/hip-hop group Buckshot LeFonque. The debut album was a giant pile of unexpected. So much so that some folks didn’t seem to know what to make of it. Something soRead More