Archive for July 20th, 2013

Etienne Charles – Creole Soul (2013)

The Trinidad-born Etienne Charles plays with a knifing, jazz-focused intensity, but inside a layered, rhythmically complex atmosphere that makes Creole Soul anything but the same old straight-ahead fare.

On Second Thought: Daft Punk – Tron Legacy Soundtrack (2010)

As Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” became the duo’s first UK charttopper — not to mention the most-streamed song in the history of Spotify — we returned to Tron Legacy

‘No, this is not happening’: Ozzy Osbourne on the obstacles that nearly derailed Black Sabbath’s reunion

‘No, this is not happening’: Ozzy Osbourne on the obstacles that nearly derailed Black Sabbath’s reunion

After so long apart, and so many aborted reunions, Ozzy Osbourne says that Black Sabbath’s sessions for 13 seemed at times once again to be doomed.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Midwestern Nights Dream” (1976)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Midwestern Nights Dream” (1976)

The key to “Midwestern Nights Dream” lies in the introspective introduction. In fact, its first two chords. They create a quiet, descending arc that when expanded upon gives a sense of falling.

David Egan – David Egan (2013)

It’s probably smart of David Egan to release a self-titled album at this point — because despite his having written a trunk-load of songs for famous people, he’s hardly a household name. David Egan shows what a crime that is.

Michael Dease – Coming Home (2013)

It’s been about three years since trombone powerhouse Michael Dease has released a record of his own but that’s understandable.

‘It’s about the music’: How Al Jardine and Brian Wilson are carrying on without the Beach Boys

‘It’s about the music’: How Al Jardine and Brian Wilson are carrying on without the Beach Boys

As Brian Wilson begins a series of summer dates with David Marks and Al Jardine tonight, here’s a sneak peek into what the ousted trio of Beach Boys will be performing.