Archive for March 13th, 2013

Boz Scaggs on Memphis, the Dukes of September, and singing vs. playing: Something Else! Interview

Boz Scaggs on Memphis, the Dukes of September, and singing vs. playing: Something Else! Interview

Since his career went supernova with Silk Degrees, Boz Scaggs has continued to hone his craft, digging deeper into the blues, employing broader jazz brushstrokes — and nowhere is that fine tuning more obvious than on his terrific new album.

Larry Carlton, with Robben Ford – Unplugged (2013)

There’s a reason these guys have fronted countless recordings, even while appearing as first-call sidemen with everyone from Miles Davis to Steely Dan to Joni Mitchell. Every time one of them picks up the guitar, it’s an encyclopedic wonder.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Jandek, “One Last Chance” (2001)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Jandek, “One Last Chance” (2001)

Longtime readers of SER, if such an animal even exists, knows that some of us like to indulge in noisy, nonsensical and just plain weird-assed music. Once in a while, we’ll encounter something from the margins that’s so beyond the pale it makes even hardened avantists like us do a double take and wonder, “what in the hell was that???”

One Track Mind: Rowdy House, “Hurricane Blues” (2013)

“Hurricane Blues” begins with a low levee moan, a squalling harmonica, the lonesome call of a dobro. The scene is set for the rumbling winds to come.

Sexmob – Cinema, Circus & Spaghetti (2013)

After reveling in pre-Benny Goodman big band jazz with a cheery avant twist and unlikely pop references leading the Millennial Territory Orchestra, slide trumpet extraordinaire Steven Bernstein returns to his first major project after a seven year studio layoff.