Archive for October 2nd, 2011

One Track Mind: Tony Bennett with Amy Winehouse, "Body and Soul" (2011)

You hear, for one final time, the promise of Amy Winehouse — if only in the way she can so expertly imitate the memorable phrasing of Dinah Washington.

Half Notes: Robert Fripp and Brian Eno – Beyond Even (1992-2006) (2006)

by Tom Johnson 2004’s Equatorial Stars seemed like a reunion after 12 years apart for these two ambient giants. After all, the last we’d heard from them was on Eno’s 1992 album Nerve Net, but little did we know that they’d been working together the entire time. This album pulls together the strongest bits of those sessions and, if youRead More

Jenny Lewis – Acid Tongue (2008): Forgotten series

by Mark Saleski In a review of this artist, one writer said, “Oh … my … gawd. I was transfixed. Mesmerized. Jaw aslack. A pop music deer caught in Lewis’s headlights. It’s just one of those things.” Yeah, I wrote that.

Steely Dan Sunday, "Monkey In Your Soul" (1974)

< >> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** The last track on Pretzel Logic might be my least favorite one of that album, with that over the top fuzzy bass line. To some it makes the song nice ‘n’ fonky but I find it a distraction; I wanna hear Dias and Baxter’s guitars over that noise.