Archive for December 18th, 2010

Captain Beefheart (1941-2010): An Appreciation

Captain Beefheart (1941-2010): An Appreciation

by Mark Saleski Captain Beefheart died yesterday at the age of 69. The reclusive musician and visual artist has been missed by his fans for many years, and now we feel that absence even more. For many year, Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet) was a part of my life even though I was completely unaware of it. When I wasRead More

The Best of 2010, Part 2: Blues 'n' Roots

The Best of 2010, Part 2: Blues 'n' Roots

Nobody plays it like Buddy, as his Living Proof testifies. by Pico This part of the Year End series is typically the shortest, and not because there’s less excellent blues and roots records than other kinds of music, but because I regrettably have little time leftover to delve into these idioms as much as I’d like to after soaking inRead More

Mitch Seidman, with Claire Arenius and Jamie MacDonald – Triangulation (2010)

Mitch Seidman, with Claire Arenius and Jamie MacDonald – Triangulation (2010)

by Nick DeRiso On Triangulation, Boston-based guitarist Mitch Seidman has complete command of both the bebop R&B fission and the gentlemanly poise of early idol Kenny Burrell. That means tunes of lyrical strength and technical skill, linked by this remarkable ability to blend seamlessly with his fellow musicians across a varied soundscape. For all its congeniality, though, Triangulation is markedRead More

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