Archive for June 23rd, 2012

Jerry Douglas – Traveler (2012)

Dobro ace Jerry Douglas might have been expected to do some picking and grinning on the forthcoming Traveler. Happily, in keeping with the name, the album moves far afield of such easy assumptions.

Joel Frahm Quartet – Live at Smalls (2011)

Tenor saxophonist Joel Frahm’s latest release Live at Smalls places the listener at the center of jazz innovation in New York City.

Nick DeRiso’s Half-Year List of Top Albums for 2012: Live and Reissues

For the musical Indiana Joneses amongst us, 2012 has already yielded a number of artifacts for the ages — and we’re but half way done.

One Track Mind: Mother's Finest, “Like a Negro” (1992)

I hadn’t thought about this song in years, but as I was writing another piece, I stumbled across a 2010 cover of it by Jackyl and Darryl McDaniels of Run-D.M.C.