Archive for November 23rd, 2011

Ramsey Lewis, jazz legend: Something Else! Interview

Ramsey Lewis, jazz legend: Something Else! Interview

Ramsey Lewis discusses his signature hit “The ‘In’ Crowd,” and a breakthrough collaborative moment with Earth Wind and Fire.

Mamas and Papas – If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears (1966; 2010 reissue)

If there was ever a group that sang in perfect harmony, it was the Mamas and the Papas. Featuring Cass Elliott, John Phillips, Michelle Phillips and Denny Doherty, the Los Angeles based quartet gleaned phenomenal success in the 1960s

Half Notes: Ryan Adams and the Cardinals – Follow the Lights (2007)

Ryan Adams followed up a fantastic 2007 Easy Tiger album with Follow the Lights — a seven-song EP featuring two brand-new songs seen on ABC television show “October Road.” The rest were live-in-studio alternate versions of previously recorded songs, aside from his cover of Alice in Chains’ “Down In A Hole,” which had been a concert staple on his mostRead More

Dave Douglas – Three Views: Greenleaf Portable Series, Vols. 1-3 (2011)

Dave Douglas is widely regarded as being elite among jazz trumpeters these days not just because of a polished technique, but a restlessness that drives him to try something new at least every couple of years

Forgotten series: Dar Williams – My Better Self (2005)

Some people say that music and politics don’t mix. That songwriters should stay out of it. That they’re abusing their celebrity in order to push a message. That they should just shut up.