Like 461 Ocean Boulevard, but with better singing, Eric Clapton’s Old Sock is similarly thin on original songs, swerves into an amiable island-inflected vibe, and never gets too far outside of its super-mellow box.
Archive for March 7th, 2013
A year ago this week, Ronnie Montrose took his own life after a lengthy battle with cancer. What better tribute could there be to the legacy he left behind than new music from his namesake band?
‘Tangerine Dream will not be sailing’: Cruise to the Edge changes lineup after Edgar Froese’s nasty fall
Tangerine Dream has pulled out of Yes’ Cruise to the Edge, just weeks before its March 25, 2013 launch, after band founder Edgar Froese was injured in a nasty fall. Froese broke his hand and his jaw in the mishap, leading to surgery.
Journey’s most recent release, 2011’s heavy-rocking Eclipse, debuted at No. 13 in the U.S. — but keyboardist Jonathan Cain says sales quickly fell off afterward.
An ambitious project for a first timer, multi-reedist, composer and bandleader Joshua Kwassman made Songs Of The Brother Spirit from a set of intricately scored music based on some reflections on his young life
Kris Kristofferson is 77 years old — and could still collectively kick all of our asses. If there’s anything listening to his latest effort Feeling Mortal has taught me it’s a weathered, broken down man is not defeated
One of the best jazz vocal groups to emerge from the 1990s, New York Voices is marking their 25th anniversary with a live CD, Live with the WDR Big Band Cologne.