Archive for December 8th, 2010

Chandler Travis Philharmonic – Chandler Travis Philharmonic Blows! (2010)

Chandler Travis Philharmonic – Chandler Travis Philharmonic Blows! (2010)

by Mark Saleski When I was a little kid, we used to take vacations out on Cape Cod. Back then there was a target ship anchored out in the bay, the SS James Longstreet. There was something both creepy and majestic about that ship. Of course, the boy in me wanted to walk out there at low tide. Me &Read More

Mark “Pocket” Goldberg – Off the Alleyway (2010)

Mark “Pocket” Goldberg – Off the Alleyway (2010)

by Nick DeRiso Mark “Pocket” Goldberg’s Off the Alleyway, a rootsy Americana recording with the flickering neon-soul of a blues joint, stays well away from the beaten path. His sound is as eclectic as the country’s rolling byways, bringing in low-country pedal steel, back-pew harmonizing, the nostalgic wheeze of an accordion, and crunchy late-night guitar growls. Rumbling this musical gumboRead More

Steve Howe Trio – Travelling (2010)

Howe’s long and distinguished résumé as a guitarist for Yes, Asia, GTR and several frethead albums under his own name has been more than enough to put him in the elite category among rock guitar players. Even after all that, Travelling needs to be highlighted because it captures Howe in an entirely different environment: organ-based soul jazz. The Steve HoweRead More

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