Archive for August 15th, 2011

Untempered Ensemble – Untempered Ensemble (2011)

Bill Cole, a multicultural multi-instrumentalist, is one of the guys at the top of the hierarchy in the improvised music scene, having been at it in earnest since at least the late 70s.

Forgotten series: Pride and Glory, featuring Zakk Wylde – Pride and Glory (1994)

by Fred Phillips In 1991, as Ozzy Osbourne wrapped up his “retirement” No More Tours tour, it seemed unlikely that guitarist Zakk Wylde would record three more albums with him

Half Notes: Built To Spill – You In Reverse (2006)

by Tom Johnson You just don’t think of too many great guitarists in indie-rock. It’s practically built into the genre to not emphasize your skills. So what a refreshing treat a band like Built To Spill is where they most definitely fall into that meaningless “indie rock” category (since they were recording for Warner Bros.) and guitarist/singer Doug Martsch canRead More

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, "The Angel" (1973)

Bruce accompanied by a lone piano, playing a sparse progression. Motorcycle outlaws (“The angel rides with hunch-backed children”)? Little kids on a bicycle adventures (“Baseball cards poked in his spokes…”)?