Archive for July 8th, 2012

Steely Dan Sunday: “I.G.Y.” (1982)

Steely Dan Sunday: “I.G.Y.” (1982)

Steely Dan co-founder Donald Fagen’s first solo album is what I like to call his “George Harrison” moment.

Half Notes: Arturo O'Farrill – The Noguchi Sessions (2012)

The Grammy-award winning Arturo O’Farrill, in preparing for his first-ever solo piano performance in concert at the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, New York, worked out the initial parameters during a Wednesday night residency at Puppet’s Jazz Bar in Brooklyn. Then, he simply set up a piano in the one of the museum’s galleries after closing time and playedRead More

The Nervebreakers – Hijack The Radio! (2012)

Now here’s a nice and nasty blast from the past! I admit I had forgotten all about the Nervebreakers until “My Girlfriend Is A Rock” refreshed my memory.

Half Notes: PJ Harvey – White Chalk (2007)

Harvey’s material has never been particularly sunny, but this album is seriously dark. AllMusic uses the word “eerie” in their review and I have to agree – this is haunting, chilling music, all stripped down to bare bones: piano, a few other instruments, and the atmosphere churned up by her voice. This is not easy listening, but it is intriguingRead More

John Frusciante – Letur-Lefr (2012)

PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone.