Archive for June 9th, 2013

JD Allen, Exploring the Symbolism in Grace: Something Else! Interview

JD Allen, Exploring the Symbolism in Grace: Something Else! Interview

In this final segment of a three-part Something Else! Sitdown with JD Allen, David Greenberg explores the saxophonist’s terrific new release, the dying concept of expressing emotion in song, and Allen’s need to keep progressing

‘We’re dedicated; maybe some of the others weren’t’: Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer on Kiss’ current lineup

‘We’re dedicated; maybe some of the others weren’t’: Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer on Kiss’ current lineup

Kiss’ battles, in the media, in books and in person, are legion. They’ve split with two co-founding members, and gone through a series of legal actions with one of their replacements. These days, though, it seems the issues are few.

Walter Trout – Luther’s Blues (2013)

Walter Trout, over a 22-album solo career, has never before recorded a project devoted to cover songs. Then again, few players have impacted the 62-year-old quite like the late Luther Allison.

Frank Wess – Magic 101 (2013)

Though somewhat less distinctive in his moment than Frank Foster, reedman Frank Wess has outlived his late long-time partner in the Count Basie Band — and that’s provided an opportunity to reassess his contributions, in particular on the flute.

Steely Dan Sunday: “Peg [Live]” (1995)

Steely Dan Sunday: “Peg [Live]” (1995)

<<< BACKWARD (“Book Of Liars [Live]”) ||| ONWARD (“Third World Man [Live]”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Perhaps one of the two or three songs to make every Steely Dan set list since the guys started touring again in ’93

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