[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpyUQ6iDcbA&w=500&h=305] Growing up in New Orleans, Aaron Neville loved doo-wop music, so an album focused on this 1950s-era music makes sense. What perhaps doesn’t is that this new Blue Note release finds him collaborating with Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones.
Archive for January 24th, 2013
‘No one else has ever done it’: Still at work on new album, Adrian Belew hints at breakthroughs to come
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cr_cB8-NVU&w=500&h=305] A shift in technology has helped King Crimson guitarist Adrian Belew redesign the way he plays guitar. He gave a preview of a forthcoming solo project, and talked about his new computerized rig
Longtime Hall and Oates fans will find a treasured favorite, buried inside John Oates’ blues-focused solo sets these days: “Las Vegas Turnaround” from 1973’s Abandoned Luncheonette. In fact, Oates often returns to that project.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kidas4E7S6g&w=420&h=315] Joe Bonamassa’s touring drummer, Tal Bergman, made an instrumental groove record with guitarist Ron DeJesus back in ’07, called Grooove Vol. 1. Well, Grooove Vol. 2 is now coming
Brian Wilson will be joined by Al Jardine and David Marks on stage for the first time since all three toured as part of the briefly reunited Beach Boys last year. Tickets for the Ohio show go on sale this Saturday.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dxhwG3jPPY&w=500&h=305] Peter Gabriel doing Tom Waits. Not a bad way to stumble into a circle of re-interpretations by various artists on a just-released music-based peace effort for Africa called Home Recordings, Vol. 1.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNMfEvFI4fA&w=500&h=305] In all the time I’ve spent drifting through the veritable sea of jazz vocalists, my ears have always perked up whenever a singer is able to express some sense of truth.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM78irSUutg&w=500&h=305] Plucking gems from 1971-2012 by late Hawkwind alum Huw Lloyd-Langton, this new two-disc release is highlighted by 11 early solo acoustic recordings, six new instrumental tracks, and a previously unreleased Hawkwind redo from 1999.