Archive for March 7th, 2013

Eric Clapton – Old Sock (2013)

Eric Clapton – Old Sock (2013)

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.

‘We still have that chemistry’: Sammy Hagar, remaining members of Montrose reunite in studio

‘We still have that chemistry’: Sammy Hagar, remaining members of Montrose reunite in studio

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 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.

‘What’s the point of making a new CD?’: Journey is at a crossroads after Eclipse stiffs

‘What’s the point of making a new CD?’: Journey is at a crossroads after Eclipse stiffs

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.

Joshua Kwassman – Songs Of The Brother Spirit (2013)

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 – Feeling Mortal (2013)

Kris Kristofferson – Feeling Mortal (2013)

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

New York Voices – Live with the WDR Big Band Cologne (2013)

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.