Archive for July 31st, 2013

Jean-Luc Ponty – King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays the Music of Frank Zappa (1970)

Months before Miles Davis entered the studio with an impressive assemblage of jazz musicians to create his signature jazz-rock masterwork Bitches Brew, a fringe rock star and an little-known jazz violinist from France got together to make some proto-fusion

‘We’ll just have to work around that’: Jon Davison’s tenure in Yes complicates things for Glass Hammer

‘We’ll just have to work around that’: Jon Davison’s tenure in Yes complicates things for Glass Hammer

As Yes enters the final weeks of a U.S. tour featuring a trio of its 1970s recordings, the question of where that leaves frontman Jon Davison’s other group Glass Hammer looms large.

‘I’m happier with the people I’m working with’: Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre set to release rare solo effort

‘I’m happier with the people I’m working with’: Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre set to release rare solo effort

Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre will release his first album in a decade, and his first since Ian Anderson decided to produce a sequel to the band’s classic Thick as a Brick as a solo project.

John Frusciante – Outsides EP (2013)

John Frusciante – Outsides EP (2013)

A solo effort in the most complete sense of the word — John Frusciante plays all of the instruments, and even designed the cover art for Outsides — this EP also reflects a singular creative genesis.

‘He was doing what he loved to do’: Kiss’ Gene Simmons remembers final work with Eric Carr

‘He was doing what he loved to do’: Kiss’ Gene Simmons remembers final work with Eric Carr

Gene Simmons speaks emotionally about the passing of Eric Carr, and Kiss’ last-ditch effort to include him in a video — an appearance that would ultimately be the cancer-stricken drummer’s last.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Yoko Ono with Ornette Coleman, “AOS” (1968)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Yoko Ono with Ornette Coleman, “AOS” (1968)

She’s one of the world’s most famous avant-garde performers of all time, not so much because of her works but because of who became her soulmate.