Archive for May 15th, 2013

Something Else! Interview: Steve Morse of Deep Purple

Something Else! Interview: Steve Morse of Deep Purple

Guitarist Steve Morse joined us as Deep Purple released both deluxe and vinyl editions of their new album Now What?!, a comeback which has already topped the charts in four countries — and gone Top 20 in 13 more.

On Second Thought: Thurston Moore – Demolished Thoughts (2011)

On Second Thought: Thurston Moore – Demolished Thoughts (2011)

The advance publicity for the fourth official solo album by Sonic Youth member/author/art damaged polymath Thurston Moore offered a challenge: You may think you know where a Thurston record does or does not factor into your world

Exclusive stream: James McCartney, “Strong as You” from Me (2013)

Exclusive stream: James McCartney, “Strong as You” from Me (2013)

James McCartney, a musician with a blessing/curse of a last name, tries to come to terms with the strength needed to overcome such strokes of luck/misery on “Strong as You”

The Leif Arntzen Band – Continuous Break (2013)

I’m not saying that trumpet player Leif Arntzen has been around a while, but he has a son, drummer Miles, who’s making a name for himself in the afrobeat arena. Nowadays, though, ol’ Dad’s been making his own mark in jazz.

Queensryche – Frequency Unknown (2013)

It will come as no surprise to many Queensryche fans that the weakest link in Geoff Tate’s version of the band may be Tate himself.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Anthony Braxton, “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” (1974)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Anthony Braxton, “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” (1974)

Loving covers of popular music is a grand jazz tradition. From blues vamps to show tunes to popular song of the day, jazz musicians have explored the harmonic opportunities found in pop music.