Archive for July 20th, 2011

J.D. Souther – Natural History (2011)

Natural History, out now on eOne Music, is just the the second J.D. Souther solo effort in 25 years — following 2008’s If The World Was You. That curious quietude from such a talented creative voice has only deepened Souther’s essential anonymity

Half Notes: Bill Frisell – East/West (2005)

by Tom Johnson My favorite guitarist released, at long last, his second live album in 2005. How a guitarist this amazing and talented had gone so long between live releases is beyond me. Whereas his first live album, the intriguingly titled Live, captured Frisell at the peak of his noisy period, East/West found Frisell at the far end of theRead More

Steve Smith, of Journey and Vital Information: Something Else! Interview

Steve Smith, of Journey and Vital Information: Something Else! Interview

Steve Smith discusses the anniversary of his jazz band Vital Information, and an amazing career that includes stops with Journey, Jean-Luc Ponty, Ronnie Montrose and the Buddy Rich Big Band.

Ella Fitzgerald – Love Letters from Ella (2007)

by Mark Saleski As record stores vanish, as more and more people get their music digitally, as the physical medium is phased out, well … honestly, I don’t know what the heck is going on out there.

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