Archive for May 9th, 2012

Billy Boy Arnold, Matt 'Guitar' Murphy, Doc Pomus and Allen Toussaint to be inducted into Blues Hall of Fame tonight

Billy Boy Arnold, Mike Bloomfield, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Doc Pomus and Allen Toussaint lead the 2012 class of the Blues Hall of Fame, to be inducted tonight

'The whole record just clicked': Producer Nick Raskulinecz on the sessions for Rush's Clockwork Angels

Producer Nick Raskulinecz describes the sessions for Rush’s forthcoming 2012 release Clockwork Angels as jam-based affairs that then grew into finished songs — capped by a lightning strike moment when the theme came together.

Something Else! Interview: Vernon Reid, of Spectrum Road and Living Colour

Founding Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid is playing a different tune these days – a hard-driving jazz-rock tune alongside an all-star cast of Jack Bruce, John Medeski and Cindy Blackman-Santana.

David Fiuczynski – Planet Microjam (2012)

One surefire way to know if your ears are trained to listen to European-derived music forms is to listen to microtonal music for even just a few seconds. If it strikes you as exotic and weird, then you are most attuned to Western style music

Half Notes: Bill Carrothers – Joy Spring (2010)

Pianist Carrothers revisits the music of trumpeter Clifford Brown. With bassist Drew Gress and the great Bill Stewart at the kit, they interpret Brown (and Brown-related) classics like “Daahoud,” “Gerkin For Perkin,” and of course, that iconic title track. “Joy Spring” is definitely the not-so-secret ingredient of this recording, and it’s such a fine interpretation. Carrothers stretches out the composition,Read More

Forgotten series: J.D. Blackfoot – The Ultimate Prophecy (1970)

Born Benjamin Franklin Van Dervort, J.D. Blackfoot had been around the block quite a few miles by the time The Ultimate Prophecy materialized in 1970.

Debbie Miller – Measures + Waits EP (2012)

An offbeat rumination on love, Debbie Miller’s new EP Measures + Waits finds a way to pull no punches, even as it pulls a few jokes — no easy task.