Archive for February 18th, 2013

Antonio Sanchez – New Life (2013)

When I attended a Pat Metheny Unity Band concert last October, I often focused on what the drummer Antonio Sanchez was doing. Not so much when he soloed but his drumming from behind the front lines.

Herb Alpert – Fandango (1982; 2013 reissue)

I tried — I really did — to shake Herb Alpert. His silky smooth trumpet musings had been my introduction to something like jazz, though, and I’ve always associated his music with a time of unvarnished musical enthusiasm.

Tony Sheridan, early collaborator with the Beatles (1940-2013): An Appreciation

He may be best known not for his own career, but for providing the first big break for one of the most important bands in rock history. Tony Sheridan, who passed away February 16, 2013, was the Gene Vincent of Hamburg

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Two Faces” (1987)

It’s well known that Miami Steve wasn’t so hot on the direction Bruce took with Tunnel Of Love, but I’ve always wondered what he thought of the music itself.