Archive for July 28th, 2012

One Track Mind: Jon Anderson, "Race to the End" (2012)

Jon Anderson has gotten into the spirit of the just-started Olympics, releasing a new song that combines the anthematic echoes of “Chariots of Fire” with his patented hope-streaked lyrics.

Jan Garbarek – Dansere ECM Box Set (2012)

With the possible exception of his one-time employer Keith Jarrett, there’s no other musician who epitomizes ECM Records more than the saxophonist from Norway, Jan Garbarek.

Bruce Hornsby – Red Hook Summer (2012)

The criminally underappreciated Bruce Hornsby, shackled forever in the public consciousness by his lone drum-tracked No. 1 hit from 1986, returns with a nuanced, assured soundtrack effort for the forthcoming Spike Lee film.

Various Artists – Chasing the Sun: The Greatest Songs of Summer (2007)

A friend of mine has informed me that the technical, WeatherChannel description for the kind of weather we’re having right now is “ball-sweating hot.” Funny, I’ve never heard that phrase used during one of those “On The 8’s” broadcasts.