Archive for July 4th, 2013

The Band, “To Kingdom Come” from Music from Big Pink (1968): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “To Kingdom Come” from Music from Big Pink (1968): Across the Great Divide

After reaching across generations on the solemn and startling “Tears of Rage,” the Band leapt into a rambling groove on “To Kingdom Come.”

Preservation Hall Jazz Band – That’s It! (2013)

Preservation Hall Jazz Band – That’s It! (2013)

Its very name speaks to the old ways, and keeping them as they always were. And for a long time, maybe too long, that’s the way it’s been with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Until now.

Mickey Thomas, on Jefferson Starship’s transformation into Starship: Something Else! Interview

Mickey Thomas, on Jefferson Starship’s transformation into Starship: Something Else! Interview

For Mickey Thomas, a summer stop as part of the Raiding the Rock Vault series hosted by Asia’s John Payne is a kind of homecoming. The two singers know each other well, and share a bond having carried forward with established bands

S. Victor Aaron’s Mid-Year Best of 2013 (Avant Garde and Experimental Jazz): Ben Goldberg, Ceramic Dog

S. Victor Aaron’s Mid-Year Best of 2013 (Avant Garde and Experimental Jazz): Ben Goldberg, Ceramic Dog

In years past, I’ve called this the “whack jazz” list and this time we’re going to call it “avant garde and experimental jazz,” but any music that goes too far outside the bounds of convention gets lumped into its own category.

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