Archive for February 19th, 2012

Benoit David says he was informed of his ouster from Yes through news reports

At first, Benoit David says he was simply taking some time off from Yes’ ongoing tour to recover from throat problems. Then, David found out — just like we all did — that he had been let go, after reading a news report.

Ned Evett – Treehouse (2012)

You’re to be forgiven for expecting this to be a guitar record. First, there’s Ned Evett himself — a master of this specially created fretless version of the instrument. And his producer, gearhead Adrian Belew.

Tomahawk – Anonymous (2007)

Listening to Anonymous without knowing what Mike Patton project it was, those familiar with previous installments in the Tomahawk catalog might have been hard-pressed to pin the work specifically on them.

Half Notes: Don Byron’s New Gospel Quintet – Love Peace and Soul (2012)

The debut of this soulfully swaying amalgam finds Byron – one of this era’s more intriguing jazz clarinetist/saxophonists – turning his attention to the layered musical legacies of Thomas A. Dorsey and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Steely Dan Sunday, "Here At The Western World" (1976)

Steely Dan Sunday, "Here At The Western World" (1976)

< >> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** You know the story: a band goes in the studio to lay down tracks for an album and finds they recorded more than what they needed for that record, so they leave one or two tracks off of it.

Half Notes: Sonic Youth – Dirty (1992)

For years and years, Sonic Youth’s Daydream Nation was the record I went to when the mood struck for some ugly & hypnotic guitar. Dirty now sits in that spot. Actually, it’s the second disc of the deluxe-edition set from 2003: full of b-sides and, more important, a ton of rehearsal recordings. Blistering and hideous guitar madness. This isn’t forRead More