On his last outing, trumpet master Enrico Rava was in a New York state of mind. This time, for Tribe, his head, heart—and most notably—his entire band is firmly back in his native Italy.
Archive for October, 2011
by Beverly Paterson There’s a new 35th anniversary edition import of this classic Aerosmith recording by Sony Japan? Has it really been 35 years since Rocks was released?
by Tom Johnson Who lost their mind here? The band, their manager, the label? Was it all of them at once? I don’t get this one at all. Many others don’t get this one.
Rosalita. Thunder Road. Rosalita. Thunder Road. Rosalita. Thunder Road. Thunder Road. Yes. As I’ve said before, for the most part I don’t compare one song to another
Performing live, Lindsey Buckingham has developed this knack for stripping away his familiar in-studio sorcery — an exacting, very revealing process.
< >> The longest title on a Steely Dan song ever, “Daddy Don’t Live In That New York City No More” is another SD song set in the environs of the duo’s youth
by Mark Saleski There have been pieces of music in my past that have stirred such emotional resonance that I wondered if maybe the music was written for me.
by Tom Johnson My creative writing teacher in college drilled into us the mantra “show don’t tell.” Don’t tell people your character is heartbroken. Show them.
Long, long before Nels Cline had attained his current status as one of the most original, fearless and bad-assed electric guitarists around, he was an obscure twenty-something acoustic guitarist playing in a small, acoustic combo
You could forgive Nils Lofgren, best known these days as a 27-year member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, for issuing a contemplative record after such a difficult period. And there’s some of that here.