Archive for December 5th, 2011

Ferit Odman – Autumn In New York (2011)

There’s something at once familiar, and entirely brand new, about Turkish drummer Ferit Odman’s just-released Autumn In New York. Taking his cue from jazz drumming and bandleading legend Art Blakey, Odman investigates a series of tunes associated with the Blakey band, and even includes former members of the Jazz Messengers collective.

One Track Mind: Billy Gibbons/ Dave Grohl/ Lemmy Kilmister, "Run Rudolph, Run" (1998)

Could Christmas get any cooler than a collaboration between Lemmy and Billy Gibbons on a Chuck Berry tune?

New Music Monday: Deck the halls with Amy Winehouse, the Black Keys and Nils Lofgren

Here’s a run down — with a few of our thoughts — on some notable music projects, both new and reissue, slated for release for the week of Dec. 6, 2011.

Half Notes: Danny Fox Trio – The One Constant (2011)

Growing up in Manhattan down the street from famed bassist Bob Crnashaw gave pianist Danny Fox a rich education in jazz that the great music conservatories in the Northeast just can’t quite match. But Fox’s deep interest in classical music shaped his conception of jazz as well and both of those backgrounds come to the fore in his trio’s debut’sRead More

The Human Beinz – Garage Days Vol. 1 (2011)

They’re a wonder hit wonder band, but what a hit it was! It was late in 1967 when the Human Beinz landed the charts with a rollicking cover of “Nobody But Me,” which was originally recorded by the Isley Brothers.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, "She's The One" (1975)

For some reason, this tune has launched many over-the-top moments for me at E Street shows. There’s just something about the energy profile early in the song that creates the perfect channel