Archive for September 5th, 2013

The Band, “I Shall Be Released” from Music from Big Pink (1968): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “I Shall Be Released” from Music from Big Pink (1968): Across the Great Divide

Conveyed with breakable beauty by Richard Manuel, “I Shall Be Released” concludes the Band’s Music from Big Pink like a moment in miniature.

Something Else! sneak peek: Joey DeFrancesco, “I Don’t Wanna Be Kissed” (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Joey DeFrancesco, “I Don’t Wanna Be Kissed” (2013)

We love organ jazz around here, so it’s impossible for us to avoid the boss Hammond B3 of Joey DeFrancesco, widely regarded as being at or near the top of the heap amongst jazz organists. Who are we to argue?

‘I think he’d be down’: Adam Lambert contemplates Freddie Mercury’s reaction to his tenure with Queen

‘I think he’d be down’: Adam Lambert contemplates Freddie Mercury’s reaction to his tenure with Queen

It is, of course, impossible to know what the late Freddie Mercury might have thought about Adam Lambert’s performances in his stead with Queen. But the American Idol finalist suspects it would have been positive.

Shy – Crossing Path (2013)

Sao Paulo, Brazil guitarist Jorge Shy opens Crossing Path with a contemplative flourish, hinting at a thoughtful quietude. Then, Caio Milan and Marcos Flo leap to the fore on drums and bass, sending “Campo dos Sonhos” – and Crossing Path – into previously unimagined places

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