Archive for September 24th, 2011

One Track Mind: Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra, "Stand" (2011)

Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra has worked well as a creative outlet for its slide trumpet-playing leader, who seems to come up with some off-the-wall ideas for a jazz orchestra.

Sebastian Bach – Kicking and Screaming (2011)

If there’s one act from that morass of hairy hard-rock bands from the late 1980s that I’d love to hear some new music from, it’s Skid Row.

On Second Thought: Kurt Elling – Man In The Air (2003)

by Mark Saleski There’s a single reason for me owning this disc: Kurt Elling’s cover of Pat Metheny’s “Minuano (Six Eight),” from Still Life (Talking).

Buck Owens – Bound for Bakersfield, 1953-1956 (2011)

In a few short years after these sides were put to tape, Buck Owens would be hailed as the architect of the Bakersfield sound, notching memorable hits for Capitol including “Tiger by the Tail” and “Act Naturally.” He was, really, still gathering his tools, and picking out building materials. Yet, already, you can spot the foundational element of his loomingRead More