Archive for December 11th, 2011

Steely Dan Sunday, "Throw Back The Little Ones" (1975)

. < >> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Steely Dan paid homage to Duke Ellington back on Pretzel Logic with the only cover song on a SD album, and less explictily so again with the closing track on Katy Lied, “Throw Back The Little Ones.”

Tony Bennett – The Classic Christmas Album (2011)

Tony Bennett’s warm, inviting delivery would seem perfectly suited to seasonal music — and it is.

Half Notes: Pierre Dorge Quartet – Ballad Round The Left Corner (2010)

This was a near-total crapshoot. I’ve never heard of guitarist Pierre Dorge, but the names Billy Hart (drums) and John Tchicai (soprano and alto sax) were familiar. What I ended up with was something that is mostly straight-ahead jazz, with a fair bit of angularity. Dorge’s playing goes from the ethereal to way out there. He has a Jim Hall-typeRead More

King Crimson – The Power To Believe (2003)

The problem any incarnation of this band has faced is getting King Crimson‘s music heard by more than its legion of die-hard fans. The appeal of the music is more in the power of the mathematical precision with which Crimson’s members undertake each piece