Archive for December 27th, 2012

‘Not a weak spot on it': Danny Seraphine’s California Transit Authority returns, this time (yes!) with horns

‘Not a weak spot on it': Danny Seraphine’s California Transit Authority returns, this time (yes!) with horns

California Transit Authority, which boasts a throwback sound to leader Danny Seraphine’s co-founding stint in Chicago, didn’t feature horns at first. But all of that is about to change with its forthcoming new studio effort.

One Track Mind: The Avant-Garde, “Naturally Stoned”/”Honey And Gall” (1968)

Peaking at the No. 40 slot on the national charts in the summer of 1968, “Naturally Stoned” ropes together a spate of different elements, piercing the song with a relatively odd but undeniably catchy sound.

David Ullman Quintet – Falling (2012)

For his second album, New York guitarist, composer and educator David Ullman was determined to challenge himself.

Dean and Ewbank – Blues Say Goodbye (2012)

The source material here speaks to the essential versatility of these two Georgia-based music industry vets. Blues Say Goodbye includes two blues tracks, a quartet of jazz standards, three smartly reworked rock songs and two originals.