Archive for February 3rd, 2013

Wayne Shorter – Without a Net (2013)

Wayne Shorter – Without a Net (2013)

Growing up in the age of Weather Report, I’ll admit that it was difficult to gauge the breadth of Wayne Shorter’s importance as a composer in the modern jazz tradition. The new live set Without A Net provides a stirring reminder

Tony Bennett – As Time Goes By (2013)

Tony Bennett – As Time Goes By (2013)

Tony Bennett holds a rightful place as an American icon for a variety of reasons: he is essentially our last link to the other great crooners such as Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Lucky Henry” (1994)

<<< BACKWARD (“Book Of Liars”) ||| ONWARD (“Hard Up Case”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** I consider 11 Tracks of Whack an uneven record with several good moments and even a few brilliant ones. But it’s not until Track 5 where it takes its first real dip.

Townes Van Zandt – Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions and Demos (2013)

Never quite at peace, with an uncomfortability in this world likely related to a chemical imbalance, Townes Van Zandt found small solaces in writing

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