James Booker’s tortured ingenuity was never given its due, partly because he mixed such a dizzying degree of elements into his sound and partly because of his legendary erraticisms.
Archive for October 12th, 2013
Ian Anderson wasn’t exactly following the hot trend when he traded his guitar for a flute. So, the Jethro Tull frontman had to come up with his own rock ‘n’ roll style on the instrument.
Steve Cropper, the ace producer and sideman at Stax Records, ended up playing with most every one he’d ever admired over the years — except for one person
Last year Cory Wong made a sweeping musical statement — or should I say, several statements — sprawling over 2 discs. Quartet/Quintet revealed not just the wide ambition of this guitarist from Minneapolis, Minnesota but the wherewithal to realize it.
For Roger Taylor, Fun on Earth is both a full-circle return to his solo career — with a punny title referencing his debut away from Queen — and a chance to take stock.
It’s unsurprising that Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz, her fourth studio album, would reflect the push-and-pull of a young adult trying to break away from an image crafted for her.
‘I said: Of course, yes’: Even with few details, Pat Mastelotto didn’t hesitate in rejoining new King Crimson
When the ever-enigmatic Robert Fripp called Pat Mastelotto about rejoining the new iteration of King Crimson, the drummer leapt at the opportunity — even though he knew very little about Fripp’s plans.
With this album, we have what many think of as the classic Pat Metheny Group sound, “San Lorenzo” being a perfect exemplar.