Archive for December 5th, 2012

Dave Brubeck (1920-2012): An Appreciation

Dave Brubeck (1920-2012): An Appreciation

Dave Brubeck, convention-defying jazz pianist and author of the standards “In Your Own Sweet Way” and “The Duke,” among others, has died — just one day shy of his 92nd birthday.

‘I really dug deep': Toto co-founder Steve Lukather on his emotional new solo album

‘I really dug deep': Toto co-founder Steve Lukather on his emotional new solo album

2012 has been a busy one for Steve Lukather, who toured with childhood hero Ringo Starr; and with G3 alongside Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and John Petrucci. He even made select appearances with Toto, the mega-selling band he co-founded in the 1970s.

S. Victor Aaron’s Top Albums for 2012, Part 2 of 4: Mainstream and Modern Jazz

<<< Part One, Non-Jazz ||| Part 3, Whack Jazz >>> In the jazz world, I’ve found that the long-established artists, especially the ones who play in the well-established styles, get the bulk of the press and buzz.

Forgotten series: The Frantics – Relax Your Mind (1968)

Many bands over the years have been called the Frantics, but the group we’re discussing here came from Billings, Montana. Formed in 1965, the Frantics experienced an enormous amount of regional success

One Track Mind: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, “We No Who U R” (2013)

“We No Who U R,” the lead single from the 15th studio album by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, is this sharp left from Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!