Archive for September 19th, 2012

'I don’t really understand why he would continue': Geoff Downes on John Payne's tandem version of Asia

Despite the many permutations that Asia ultimately took, Geoff Downes says has always felt the original quartet would reunite one day. There simply was too much chemistry between them, Downes says in a new talk with Geeks of Doom.

Paul Simon – Live in New York City (2012)

If you buy only one music DVD this year, Paul Simon’s Live in New York City should be at the top of the list. On June 6, 2011, Simon treated fans in New York City’s Webster Hall to selections from his vast catalog and his last album, So Beautiful or So What.

Something Else! Interview: Legendary jazz organist Dr. Lonnie Smith

Dr. Lonnie Smith, over a career that includes appearances on some 70 albums, has carved out his own unique niche — beyond the idea of being a living legend on the organ.

True Hearts – True Hearts (2012)

Just when you think the well has run dry and all the great power pop records from the past have been uncovered and pressed on compact disc, along comes True Hearts, a band from Houston, Texas.

Medeski, Martin and Wood – Free Magic (2012)

Most bands tend to constrict themselves by setting up parameters or sticking to a formula within which they operate, in order to create a sort of trademark sound.