Archive for July 21st, 2013

Bobby Whitlock and CoCo Carmel – Carnival: Live in Austin (2013)

Bobby Whitlock and CoCo Carmel – Carnival: Live in Austin (2013)

Something clicked with Bobby Whitlock connected with Eric Clapton, and their combined voices — as singers, and as writers — fired the blast-furnace of anguish and lust that was Layla.

Edward Ricart-Nick Millevoi Quartet – Haitian Rail (2013)

Edward Ricart and Nick Millevoi are guitarists who have staked their musical careers on the experimental fringes of metal and jazz

Steely Dan Sunday, “What A Shame About Me” (2000)

Steely Dan Sunday, “What A Shame About Me” (2000)

<<< BACKWARD (“Gaslighting Abbie”) ||| ONWARD (“Two Against Nature”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Here’s the setup: A self-pitying tale about a promising life wasted at the onset of middle age having chance encounter with an old flame who became rich and famous.

Cannonball Adderley with Milt Jackson – Things Are Getting Better (1958; 2013 reissue)

Cannonball Adderley with Milt Jackson – Things Are Getting Better (1958; 2013 reissue)

For all the times that “all-star” dates have let us down, the fault of a basic incompatibility that transcends anyone’s inherent fame, Things Are Getting Better features a pairing that utterly works.