Archive for September 24th, 2012

Something Else! sneak peek: Chris Jasper, "Keep Believin'" (2012)

If you believe like we do that the Isley Brothers of the ’70s and early ’80s were important in R&B and contemporary music in general, then you must have mad respect for Chris Jasper’s contributions through that band and subsequent projects.

New Music Monday: John Hiatt, Lee Ritenour, Shemekia Copeland, the Gaddabouts, Lee Konitz

Another New Music Monday, another truckload of cool sounds — this time from the likes of John Hiatt, Lee Ritenour, Medeski Martin and Wood, Shemekia Copeland, Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris and the Gaddabouts, among others.

Kurt Elling – 1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project (2012)

There was a time when reviving the delicate wonders of the Gershwins and Cole Porter represented the leading edge of vocal songcraft.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, "My Father’s House" (1982)

I had a great relationship with my father. He was always there for me is so many ways. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve begun to realize just how much of his personality is with me. I’m here so he’s here, you might say.