Archive for February 24th, 2013

Fabulous Thunderbirds – On the Verge (2013)

Fabulous Thunderbirds – On the Verge (2013)

Kim Wilson, in detouring through the slow-simmering joys of R&B on this new Fabulous Thunderbirds recording, has allowed himself a remarkable depth of feeling. It is, to my ear, the best he’s ever sung.

Eberhard Weber – Résumé (2013)

Good improvisers can bolster a melodic development. The really great ones can make up a whole new one out of thin air.

Amanda Brecker – Blossom (2013)

Even during the height of her early-1970s singer-songwriter successes, when the radio was shag-carpeted with Carole King songs, I never could get past the idea that another singer would have done better by those lyrics.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Girlfriend” (1994)

<<< BACKWARD (“Cringemaker”) ||| ONWARD (“My Waterloo”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** There are some things I don’t like about “Girlfriend” and other things I just love.

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet – From Bamako to Carencro (2013)

BeauSoleil’s first studio recording since 2009’s Alligator Purse finds Michael Doucet’s frisky amalgam retracing Louisiana music’s journey from West Africa to the swamps of south Louisiana