Archive for January 4th, 2012

Something Else! Interview: King Crimson/ Emerson Lake & Palmer cofounder Greg Lake

Greg Lake is going it alone on an upcoming U.S. tour – playing songs and sharing stories of his time with King Crimson, Emerson Lake and Palmer and as a solo artist.

Half Notes: Nat Janoff – Come Together Move Apart (2010)

Nat Janoff’s guitar sounds pretty good on a leisure listen; it’s downright revelatory on closer listen. His single line runs are so brisk, clean and vibrant, the notes feel like 3-D for the ears. Janoff took an unusual route to get that perfect tone and phrasing: he started on piano, then bass, and then finally was turned on to theRead More

The Lucien Dubuis Trio and Marc Ribot – Ultime Cosmos (2009)

Ultime Cosmos was not serious. At least, not serious in that We’re Wearing Nice Suits, We’re Going To Play Jazz kind of way. Heck, this wasn’t even jazz, not in spirit anyway.

Lena Prima – Since the Storm (2010)

Lena Prima centered this project with a pair of songs by her father, Louis Prima. But she didn’t settle for the simple goal of glowing tribute, either to this legendary New Orleans-born purveyor of post-war jump blues or to his era’s great American songbook.

Forgotten series: Tesla – Real to Reel (2007)

Tesla undertook a unique idea in releasing a covers project called Real to Reel. The releases included music that inspired the band to become who they are