Archive for September 16th, 2013

Elvis Costello and the Roots – Wise Up Ghost and Other Songs (2013)

Wise Up Ghost and Other Songs, the new collaboration between Elvis Costello and the Roots, is the 30th studio album in Costello’s long, unrelenting, and continually reinvented career.

Dizzy Gillespie – Dizzy’s Big 4 (1974; 2013 reissue)

Dizzy Gillespie – Dizzy’s Big 4 (1974; 2013 reissue)

This album, Dizzy Gillespie’s first and best for Norman Granz’s Pablo imprint, reaffirms a relationship with bassist Ray Brown that goes back to the mid-1940s. It’s Joe Pass who makes the bigger impression here.

Christian Kjellvander – The Pitcher (2013)

In the beginning, Christian Kjellvander obtained success with the Loosegoats, a band whose righteous roots rock offerings still make many a fan and critics top ten list

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Straight Time” (1995)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Straight Time” (1995)

In a dark song that would not have been out of place on Nebraska, our protagonist is finding life difficult in his post-prison years.