Archive for December 17th, 2011

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

For the uninitiated here, “whack jazz” is a term of endearment. It’s jazz that is endearing to me because it’s brave, daring and breaks all the rules about what jazz is supposed to be

Shows I'll Never Forget: Frank Sinatra, Sept. 30, 1994

Frank Sinatra would have been 97 last Monday. His mystery still lingers with me, as does the memory of a concert — one of Sinatra’s last — when he recaptured all of that complexity.

Aimee Mann – One More Drifter in the Snow (2006)

I am now going to indulge in a little misty-eyed gaze into the crystal ball: Til Tuesday’s album Voices Carry came out in 1985. I was living in an apartment in southern New Hampshire.