Archive for February 17th, 2013

Michael Wolff and Mike Clark – Wolff and Clark Expedition (2013)

Past associations with Cannonball Adderley and the Headhunters seemed to point toward a new melding of R&B and jazz here. Instead, Michael Wolff and Mike Clark have created a nimble, adventurous trio recording

‘We’ll start talking on the phone, exchanging ideas’: Michael Anthony says Chickenfoot to gather again soon

‘We’ll start talking on the phone, exchanging ideas’: Michael Anthony says Chickenfoot to gather again soon

Bassist Michael Anthony says Chickenfoot is ready for a return to the studio for what will be its third release. (Never mind, of course, that the second one was titled III.) First, they’ve got to clear some busy schedules.

Forgotten series: Lyres – Lyres Lyres (1986; 2012 reissue)

Having wowed the garage rock squad with their first album, On Fyre, Lyres continued to deliver the goods here on their subsequent outing, which initially surfaced in 1986 on the Ace of Hearts label.

‘It will be modern takes on what I do’: Cream’s Jack Bruce set to release first solo project in a decade

‘It will be modern takes on what I do’: Cream’s Jack Bruce set to release first solo project in a decade

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHpq8wFqV6A?rel=0&w=500&h=305] Co-founding Cream bassist Jack Bruce, last seen as part of the muscular fusion group Spectrum Road, is set to release a solo album this year — his first since 2003’s More Jack than God.

Rob Mazurek Octet – Skull Sessions (2013)

The genius of Rob Mazurek doesn’t necessarily lie in all the musical ideas he has; it’s the modular approach he takes to those ideas.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Cringemaker” (1994)

<<< BACKWARD (“Hard Up Case”) ||| ONWARD (“Girlfriend”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** The real charm of 11 Tracks of Whack is not how much it sounds like classic Steely Dan, but how much it distances itself from it.

Bobby Rush – Down in Louisiana (2013)

Underneath Bobby Rush’s good-timing, groove-slinging persona is a canny musician, someone who traverses musical styles with such a broad, contagious smile that he makes it all look deceptively easy.

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