Archive for February 4th, 2013

‘People have devalued music’: Look for singles, rather than more albums, from Asia Featuring John Payne

‘People have devalued music’: Look for singles, rather than more albums, from Asia Featuring John Payne

John Payne, who has continued with Asia after the band’s initial lineup reformed, issued a new single recently. He says that might be the way Asia Featuring John Payne goes forward, in an age of declining album sales.

Marbin – Last Chapter Of Dreaming (2013)

Marbin is presumably a hybrid of the last names of founders Danny Markovitch (saxophones) and Dani Rabin (guitar). The music of their latest album, Last Chapter Of Dreaming, is also a hybrid, but a hybrid that’s a little bit harder to describe. Nominally it’s jazz-rock, with dashes of klezmer, Spanish, new age, and prog-rock.

Benefit concert set, as family prepares to move ex-Wings guitarist Henry McCullough back home

Benefit concert set, as family prepares to move ex-Wings guitarist Henry McCullough back home

A benefit concert for the ailing Henry McCullough will be held in Dublin this March. The former guitarist with Paul McCartney and Wings, Joe Cocker and Spooky Tooth is recovering from a devastating heart attack last November.

Joey Stuckey – Mixture (2013)

By creating his Southern-infused jazz sounds, guitarist Joey Stuckey plumbs the depths of genre-splicing on Mixture. His first full-length jazz record, this is an opportunity to dig in to another side

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Walk Like A Man” (1987)

I’ve always thought of “Walk Like A Man” as a companion piece to Independence Day. Here we have Bruce looking back into the past, drawing a line all the way to when he was a little kid walking in his dad’s footprints

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