Archive for June 2nd, 2011

Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins – A Scarcity Of Miracles (2011)

It was only a matter of time before Robert Fripp came out of hiding again. Notoriously reclusive, the unusual guitarist seems to disappear just when things seem to get really interesting, such as a few years ago when

Half Notes: Marc Cary – Focus Trio Live (2009)

by Mark Saleski Dude is wearing a porkpie hat on the cover. Dude is making “jazz face.” Dude can play his ass off. Skip right to the end and check out “CD Changer.” It’s not often that a pianist will apply so much torque to the percussive nature of the instrument. Also check out the emotionally explosive “Slow Blues ForRead More

Bill Champlin on ‘Hard Habit to Break’ ‘After the Love is Gone’ + others: Gimme Five

Bill Champlin on ‘Hard Habit to Break’ ‘After the Love is Gone’ + others: Gimme Five

Bill Champlin discusses Grammy-winning tracks “Turn Your Love Around” and “After the Love Has Gone,” his contributions to Chicago, working with Toto, and how lounge-singer Robert Goulet almost got one of his gigs.

Keith Jarrett – Radiance (2005)

by Mark Saleski Some musicians have the ability to transcend their physical talents to put on display their thought processes, a sort of direct conduit between the hands and that mysterious inner pool of music. Or … in Keith Jarrett’s case, the lack of thought

Half Notes: Low – Drums And Guns (2007)

by Tom Johnson Who knew Low would crank things up like they did with 2005’s The Great Destroyer, their Sub-Pop debut? Were they holding back all those years, or did the label urge them to do something different? Whatever it was, it worked against every notion fans had when word spread of what was on the horizon. But the biggerRead More