Archive for October 14th, 2012

‘We feel the ghosts': Pete Townshend on continuing with the Who after losses of Keith Moon, John Entwistle

‘We feel the ghosts': Pete Townshend on continuing with the Who after losses of Keith Moon, John Entwistle

As Pete Townshend prepares to retake the road with Roger Daltrey, he talked frankly about the Who’s two lost members, drummer Keith Moon and bassist John Entwistle.

‘Going in different directions': John Oates hints that Hall and Oates won’t be recording again

‘Going in different directions': John Oates hints that Hall and Oates won’t be recording again

They have been named Billboard’s most successful duo of the rock era. But — watch out, watch out, watch out — it looks like Hall and Oates won’t be recording new material again, according to John Oates.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Countermoon” (1993)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Countermoon” (1993)

<<< BACKWARD (“Trans-Island Skyway”) ||| ONWARD (“Springtime”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Donald Fagen gets down with the slowed-down, hand-clapping funk of “Countermoon,” a song that like the preceding “Trans-Island Skyway” is a song that could have been better.

The Fusion Syndicate, with Billy Cobham, Larry Coryell, Billy Sherwood – The Fusion Syndicate (2012)

The Fusion Syndicate, with Billy Cobham, Larry Coryell, Billy Sherwood – The Fusion Syndicate (2012)

Amazon.com Widgets Billy Sherwood, both with Yes and on his recent helming of the Prog Collective, has already established himself as a staunch advocate for the 1970s’ signature rock style. So why shouldn’t he do the same with 1970s jazz?

Forgotten series: Traffic cofounder Chris Wood – Vulcan (2008)

Forgotten series: Traffic cofounder Chris Wood – Vulcan (2008)

Traffic fans like myself had been waiting for years for this long-rumored, unreleased instrumental solo album by the band’s founding flautist/saxophonist Chris Wood to finally surface.

Joe Blessett – Changing Everything (2012)

Joe Blessett – Changing Everything (2012)

Amazon.com Widgets Joe Blessett offers that rarest of things – a jazz recording with as much risk as it has enterprise. Changing Everything reveals itself as by turn challenging and approachable, two things that so rarely share the same stage anymore.