Archive for February 25th, 2012

Mort Weiss: Two strangers on a train, me and another kid named Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley. I spent most of a day and night with the cat, back in March or April 1956. Me? I was stationed at Fort Riley Kansas in the 1st Infantry Division — the Big Red One

Fanfarlo – Rooms Filled With Light (2012)

This English group combines alt-rock, world-music polyrhythms and chamber pop into an amalgam that sounds like David Byrne sitting in with Philip Glass.

Ian Tordella – Tragic Comedy (2012)

I might have stated this a time or two before on this space, but the future of jazz as a living, breathing, expanding music form is in the hands of the twenty and thirtysomethings who grew up on Bjork, Radiohead and Oasis

Lyle Lovett – Release Me (2012)

If you know anything about Lyle Lovett, the tongue-firmly-in-cheek title of his forthcoming release — his last for Curb Records, the only label he’s ever recorded for — will come as no surprise.

Rock ’n’ Roll Monkey and the Robots – Spooky Kooky Attic Static (2012)

Stationed in Detroit, Michigan, this peculiarly named band simply defies classification!

Heiner Stadler – Brains on Fire (2012)

For the first time on compact disc, we hear some of the early works of this innovative pianist and (a particular focus here) composer/arranger.