Archive for December 9th, 2012

Steely Dan Sunday, “On The Dunes” (1993)

<<< BACKWARD (“Florida Room”) ||| ONWARD (“Teahouse On The Tracks”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** On every Donald Fagen album, there’s inevitably a track or two that particularly brings to mind Aja and on Kamakiriad, that “Aja” track would be the smooth lounge-y jazz-pop number “On The Dunes.”

Nick DeRiso’s Top Albums for 2012: Live Albums and Reissues

Live albums and reissues give us a chance to take stock, be that in reevaluating something you once hated and/or missed — or, even more rewardingly, gaining fresh perspective on songs you thought you knew by heart.

Anat Cohen – Claroscuro (2012)

A lot of the time, it can seem like jazz music is bound a sequence of strict rules — at the very least an anthology of things you shouldn’t and things you should do or people you should be and people you shouldn’t be.

The Yardbirds – Making Tracks: On Tour (2012)

Always a fluid amalgam, even in their hey day, the Yardbirds have every right to continue forward — though former big-name members like Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page are, of course, long gone.

‘I sat next to this guy who hadn’t a clue who I was’: Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger makes Jay-Z quip during Brooklyn show

‘I sat next to this guy who hadn’t a clue who I was’: Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger makes Jay-Z quip during Brooklyn show

The Rolling Stones’ ’50 and Counting’ tour has reached the states, with Saturday’s December 8, 2012 show in Brooklyn, which included guest appearances by Mary J. Blige and Gary Clark Jr.