Archive for July 24th, 2011

Joey Calderazzo – Amanecer (2007)

by Mark Saleski The opening track of Joey Calderazzo’s Amanecer, for once, gave the listener some insight into where the pianist was headed.

Mir Stavola – Gypsy Heaven (2011)

Philadelphia-based Mir Stavola pulls off a difficult act on Gypsy Heaven, expertly balancing between two seemingly disparate worlds. She longs for and appreciates the rich cultural history associated with these traveling tribes, but also the ways that this world now encroaches from all sides.

Half Notes: Trash Can Sinatras – Weightlifting (2004)

by Tom Johnson This tiny little pop-rock band took something like 8 years off between albums and returned in 2004 with one of those albums that periodically appears on the musical horizon and feels like it’s saving your life. So enveloping was its warmth that it found itself heavily and repeatedly in rotation — something that rarely occurs anymore becauseRead More

Steely Dan Sunday: “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” (1974)

Steely Dan Sunday: “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” (1974)

“Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” was a Top 5 hit in part because Steely Dan didn’t cut corners – especially when it came to the drummer.