Archive for December 6th, 2011

Paul McCartney – The Love We Make (2011)

Paul McCartney, sitting in a plane waiting to return to his native England, saw the smoke rising from the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001. The son of a volunteer firefighter during the German Blitz of World War II, McCartney was moved to assemble an all-star concert

Forgotten series: The Peppermint Trolley Company – Beautiful Sun (1968)

Although the Peppermint Trolley Company’s biggest claim to commercial fame rests in the fact they recorded the theme to the first season of “The Brady Bunch,” they actually cut a clutch of artistically rewarding material

Half Notes: Tyshawn Sorey – Oblique-I (2011)

Drummer and composer Tyshawn Sorey is said to one of up-and-comers whose due for an arrival. Gaining notice as a member of Steve Coleman’s Five Elements, Steve Lehman’s combo as well as Pete Robbins’ sILENT Z, Sorey’s also studied under Anthony Braxton and is currently studying under George Lewis. But he’s not waiting to finish his studies to make hisRead More

The Cure – Bestival Live (2011)

The Cure, appearing at this year’s Bestival, offered a fibrous retrospective — tearing its textured later gothy efforts down to a nervy, straight-forward post-punk vibe that recalled the group’s breakthrough triumphs.

Ellis Marsalis – A New Orleans Christmas Carol (2011)

An expanded version of a 2002 Yuletide project, A New Orleans Christmas Carol impressively expands the original collaboration with Marsalis’ son Jason (on drums and vibes), bassist Bill Huntington and vocalist Cynthia Liggins Thomas.