Archive for September 2nd, 2013

Ralph Alessi – Baida (2013)

A standout thing I’ve come to realize in sizing up Ralph Alessi’s ECM debut Baida is not just the record itself but the realization that this is the first Alessi-led album I’ve had the occasion to cover.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “My Beautiful Reward” (1992)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “My Beautiful Reward” (1992)

An introspective (if slightly opaque) finale to Lucky Town, “My Beautiful Reward” finds our man summarizing the current chapter of his life.