Archive for July 15th, 2011

One Track Mind: Larry Goldings, "In My Room" (2011)

Larry Goldings, the jazz organist and long-time James Taylor sideman, opens his second acoustic piano solo release with this update of “In My Room,” a Beach Boys’ 1963 pop masterpiece

Crowded House – Time On Earth (2007)

Sometimes you just can’t hear things right. Or maybe it’s just me, I don’t know. Whatever the case, that happened here. Time On Earth eluded me for months after its release.

Pink Floyd – Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967)

Piper at the Gates of Dawn, Pink Floyd‘s 1967 debut, is the one most strongly influenced, lyrically, by the doomed genius Syd Barrett. It is, quite simply, the greatest psychedelic album ever. (Don’t bother writing, Sgt. Pepper fans. You either, proponents of Their Satanic Majesties Request. And Smiley Smile? Please.) The title — taken from a chapter in Barrett’s favoriteRead More

Nicole Mitchell – Awakening (2011)

Everybody digs Nicole Mitchell. They love her in sweet hometown Chicago and all the critics in New York love her, too. Heck, even we discerning types at SER have taken a shining to her. She’s the consensus top flautist in the jazz world, she’s got a new record out, Awakening, and there’s no way I’m going to ignore it. OnRead More

The Friday Morning Listen: Sweet – The Best of Sweet (1993)

If I have anything to say about technology in this space, it’s usually negative. People who know me are aware of the contradiction: I’ve made my living writing software and spend a lot of time on the Internet, and yet consider myself something of a Luddite.