Archive for May 22nd, 2013

Ray Wilson, formerly of Genesis: Something Else! Interview

Ray Wilson, formerly of Genesis: Something Else! Interview

Ray Wilson had the bad luck to follow Phil Collins in Genesis, producing a lone studio effort in 1997 that remains their last.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Splatter Trio with Stan Grabowski, “Wives and Lovers” (1998)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Splatter Trio with Stan Grabowski, “Wives and Lovers” (1998)

The Bay Area guerrilla thrash-jazzers the Splatter Trio were only together for five or six years during the first half of the 90s, but they managed to leave a path of destruction in their wake.

One Track Mind: John Fogerty, “Mystic Highway” from Wrote a Song for Everyone (2013)

One Track Mind: John Fogerty, “Mystic Highway” from Wrote a Song for Everyone (2013)

Sounding more like the Eagles than anything so raw and rootsy as Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Fogerty’s new song “Mystic Highway” offers a country-rocking groove to go with a dreamily optimistic lyric.

Something Else! sneak peek: Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette, “Deep Space/Solar” (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette, “Deep Space/Solar” (2013)

For most musicians and singers alike, mining those great American standards can only get you so far before it begins to sound tired and rote. For thirty years running, the greatest living jazz trio is still mining that gold vein while keeping it fresh and vital.

The Doors’ Ray Manzarek (1939-2013): An Appreciation

The Doors’ Ray Manzarek (1939-2013): An Appreciation

Looking back, it’s been common to equate the Doors with their vocalist and frontman Jim Morrison.

Pat Metheny – Tap: John Zorn’s Book of Angels, Vol. 20 (2013)

Pat Metheny and John Zorn? What are both musicians famous for?

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