Archive for August 11th, 2011

Michael White – Adventures in New Orleans Jazz, Part 1 (2011)

As much as famous folks like Wynton Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr. have burnished the city of New Orleans’ role in jazz, they didn’t do it by playing in the style that made the city famous. Enter Michael White

Living Colour – Collideoscope (2003): Forgotten series

Living Colour – Collideoscope (2003): Forgotten series

A band reunites, and fans complain that the results don’t really sound like their older material. This time, Living Colour almost sounded too much like it.

Half Notes: Aaron Shragge and Ben Monder – The Key Is In The Window (2011)

Ben Monder is one of the more talked about guitarists in New York due to his impalpable, impressionistic approach that’s uncommon outside of Bill Frisell and has made him a favorite for progressive-minded leaders from Marc Johnson and Maria Schneider to Donny McCaslin and Guillermo Klein. He’s also been a fixture in Paul Motian’s groups, too. Trumpet and Shakuhachi fluteRead More

k.d. lang – Recollection (2009)

by Mark Saleski I can’t exactly remember either the song or the awards show I saw her perform it on. It had to be either Roy Orbison’s “Crying” or maybe “Constant Craving