Archive for July 28th, 2011

Lee Konitz, with Frank Wunsch – Insight (2011)

An interesting recording from a period in which Lee Konitz wasn’t always all that interesting.

Finn Brothers – Everyone Is Here (2004)

Oh, what this could have been … and yet it’s still a pleasing piece of work. My hopes were high when it was announced that the Finn brothers Neil and Tim (both ex- of Crowded House and Split Enz) new album would come out, so I was a little disappointed when it didn’t quite live up to the expectations IRead More

Billy Bang Quintet featuring Frank Lowe – Above and Beyond (2007)

by Mark Saleski It can be a tough thing to witness an aging musician head toward (or past) the point of no return.

Half Notes: George Thorogood and the Destroyers – 2120 South Michigan Ave. (2011)

On “Willie Dixon’s Gone,” one of two originals on George Thorogood & The Destroyers’ brand new 2120 South Michigan Ave. album, George sings, “rock is inside my head but blues is in my heart,” and that nicely sums up the music of his entire career. Here we are in 2011, thirty-four years his first album and little has changed. AndRead More