Archive for March 9th, 2011

A "Yo Miles!" (Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith) Two-fer! – Shinjuku and Lightning (2010)

by S. Victor Aaron Since very early on we’ve eagerly pounced on records that re-image that dense, impenetrable period of Miles Davis between about 1969 and 1975 when he first defined fusion jazz and then kept redefining it again and again. This is music that doesn’t come easily to most people; they must go to it, get inside of itRead More

Something Else! Featured Artist: Rush

When most think of Rush, it’s their instrumental virtuosity (especially drummer Neil Peart) that comes to mind first. Or the love or hatred of Geddy Lee’s vocals. Other times it’s Peart’s second role as lyricist for the band that garners attention, and it’s another love or hate area of focus: Ayn Rand, sci-fi, songs about balding, fights between dogs and,Read More