Archive for November 9th, 2011

Something Else! Interview: Nils Lofgren, of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band

Nils Lofgren, the longtime member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, has emerged with a fiery, emotionally frank solo release – his first original project in six years.

Gregg Martinez – South of the Parish Line (2011)

Louisiana-based Gregg Martinez presents a soul-lifting blend of blues, swamp pop and soul, powered in no small way by his canny choice of cover tunes.

Half Notes: Cedar Walton – The Bouncer (2011)

There’s not a whole lot of jazz performers who first started out recording in the 50s and are still doing so today, but as I listen to Cedar Walton’s latest The Bouncer, I’m a lot more apt to think how vibrant he still sounds than how long the 77 year old legendary pianist and composer has been around. Like hisRead More

Rush – Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland (2011)

Finally, a Rush live album! Even for an old Rush fan like me, their live albums are beginning to seem a little redundant.

Half Notes: Sidony Box – Pink Paradise (2011)

That Sidony Box, a French trio, has chosen to explore jazz rock is anachronistically interesting enough. But they’re doing it without the musical GPS of a bass — something that allows guitarist Manuel Adnot, drummer Arthur Nancy and saxophonist Elie Dalibert to wander around these wide open spaces. What they find is a rugged landscape: Principal composer Adnot (he wroteRead More