Archive for December 13th, 2011

S. Victor Aaron's Top Albums for 2011, Part 2 of 4: Fusion Jazz

“Fusion jazz” has been harder and harder to classify lately, and that’s a positive development. It means that there’s more artists trying out unique new approaches, mashing together all kinds of music that having been done much or not at all

Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero – Rodrigo y Gabriela (2007)

There was a time when I was pretty consumed with, and you could make an argument that it could be considered “obsessed with,” Robert Fripp’s Guitar Craft legion

Half Notes: Tom Waits – Rain Dogs (1985)

I’ve only seen Tom Waits in a live setting once. He started the show standing atop a box, hunched way over so as to reach down to the microphone. The top of the box had been covered with powder, so as Waits slammed his foot down with the beat a large cloud grew around him. As he completed the firstRead More

Something Else! sneak peek: Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, "Rainy Night In Georgia" (2011)

Jai “Jaimoe” Johanson, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, has constructed an interesting side project when his main group is on hiatus: A jazz-rock collective called Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band.

Carol Noonan – Christmas (2003)

Here’s the story of how a holiday music CD came to me by way of a Cheap Trick show I attended during the early 1990s.