Archive for August 18th, 2013

Graham Parker and the Rumour – This is Live (2013)

Graham Parker and the Rumour – This is Live (2013)

Sometimes the strangest things turn into a catalyst for a revelatory moment. Like Graham Parker reuniting after more than 30 years with the Rumour — for a guest shot on Judd Apatow’s 2012 comedy “This is 40.”

Kaze – Tornado (2013)

Earlier this year Japanese avant-garde master Satoko Fujii unveiled a new ensemble with Spring Storm, the debut album for her Satoko Fujii New Trio.

Forgotten series: The Outsiders – Collectors Series (1996)

Several bands throughout the decades have been called the Outsiders, but the group we’re looking at now hailed from Cleveland, Ohio and is best remembered for “Time Won’t Let Me,” a Top 5 hit

Sarah Vaughan – Sophisticated Lady: The Duke Ellington Songbook Collection (1980; 2013 reissue)

Featuring some of Sarah Vaughan’s last truly transcendent moments, this pair of 1980 Pablo releases devoted to the work of Duke Ellington reminds us in reissue form what wonders her voice and this material still hold.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Jack Of Speed” (2000)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Jack Of Speed” (2000)

<<< BACKWARD (“Almost Gothic”) ||| ONWARD (“Cousin Dupree”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** If Two Against Nature came out as a L.P. the song “Jack of Speed” would have made a perfect side two opener. It’s funky, it rocks, it’s sophisticated.