Archive for December 30th, 2011

Readers' Top 10 for 2011: Favorites included Jethro Tull, Transatlantic, Paul Motian

Time to let you have your say. We made a series of lists, checked them twice, then published our best-ofs. But what better way to end things than with the annual SER Readers’ Top 10? Here are your albums of the year

Jeremy – Guitar Heaven (2011)

At this point, Jeremy Morris probably needs no introduction, as he has been incredibly active in music for 30 long years. There’s no doubt he’s one of the most prolific artists around.

Aimee Mann – @#%&*! Smilers (2008)

Few can make the state of human despondency sound quite as lush and beautiful as Aimee Mann, there is no doubt about that.

Half Notes: Jennifer Cuttings' Ocean Orchestra – Song of Solstice (2011)

An uplifting shard of Celtic sunlight amidst the shivery glimmerings of winter, Jennifer Cutting’s rousing Song of Solstice is garland of emerald-island legacy pieces, serenely beautiful carols and majestic folk songs — all performed with age-old instrumentation of accordion, fiddle, whistle and bagpipes. Themes focus not just on the joys and disappointments of the holiday seasons (“Voici la Noel,” “ChristmasRead More

The Friday Morning Listen: Pat Metheny Group – Imaginary Day (1997)

I’m one of those people who tend to not remember their dreams. Most mornings, I have a feeling that some dreams have come to pass, but couldn’t tell you about any of them in much detail.