Archive for July 31st, 2011

Rich Halley Quartet – Requiem For A Pit Viper (2011)

Last year we introduced a really good avanteer to this site in Rich Halley, a lively and imaginative saxophonist and composer who would probably be more of a household name if he were in Chicago or New York instead of Portland, Oregon.

Dar Williams – The Beauty of the Rain (2003)

One day back in 1996, I was on my way to work and heard this terrific song … about a kid playing in the backyard? Refusing to wear a shirt? Huh?!

Steely Dan Sunday, "Night By Night" (1974)

> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** “Night By Night” falls right in the middle of the best three song sequence on any Steely Dan album. Last week we took the occasion of “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” to reflect on the genius of Jim Gordon. If Jim Gordon was the heir to Hal Blaine as the king of sessionRead More

Bob Mould – Body of Song (2005)

by Tom Johnson As a follow-up to the more electronic, experimental, but ultimately disappointing Modulate, 2005’s Body of Song was an overwhelming success.