Archive for December 18th, 2011

Move over, Rolling Stone!: Here are Mark Saleski’s Top 10 Guitarists

After reading Rolling Stone magazine’s list of Top 100 guitarists, I felt the need to chime in.

Harry Connick Jr. Trio – Music from 'The Happy Elf' (2011)

This plays like Vince Guaraldi for a new generation, as Harry Connick Jr. performs an all-original, Christmas-themed set that recalls the spirit of the season without falling into the cliches that often follow better known Yuletide classics.

Steely Dan Sunday, "Kid Charlemagne" (1976)

< >> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** The first track from Steely Dan’s The Royal Scam is about jazz changes over a tight, chugging funk-disco groove expertly manned by Chuck Rainey and Bernard Purdie.

Forgotten series: Stories – Stories (1972); About Us (1973)

The story of Stories begins with songwriter and pianist Michael Brown, who in the late 1960s rose to prominence with the Left Banke.