Below is the final installment in a three part series spanning Will Galison’s first hand account of some session work on an album by one of the most notorious studio perfectionists in rock history, Donald Fagen.
Archive for November 25th, 2012
The seventh full length from Sacramento’s Deftones exemplifies the energetic blend of the atmospheric and the heavy over the course of 11 tracks. It features extensive riffing, haphazard tempo shifts and Chino Moreno’s emotionally full vocals
When you saw that Nektar was working with Billy Sherwood — a guy whose Rolodex needs its own boarding pass — you might have guessed that an all-star album was on the way courtesy of Cleopatra Records. You would have been right.
Many are the jazz adventurers who have run aground on the rocky shoals of the Thelonious Monk sound. They either come off as gimmicky impersonators, the portrait of studied eccentricity, or as well-meaning but genuinely confused – unsure of what to do with all of that dissonance.