Archive for October 21st, 2013

Something Else! sneak peek: Najee, “Champs Élysées” from The Morning After, A Musical Love Journey (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Najee, “Champs Élysées” from The Morning After, A Musical Love Journey (2013)

Saxophonist Najee has been a major figure in smooth jazz right from the get-go with his debut Najee’s Theme (1986), which came out smack dab in the middle of the genre’s emergence into a popular music style onto its own.

Javier Vercher and Ferenc Nemeth – Imaginary Realm (2013)

It’s exactly the kind of music you’d expect from a talented musician after a healthy bout of introspection.

‘He didn’t have my number’: Paul McCartney laments missed telegram that halted work with Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis

Paul McCartney still wonders at what might have become of a musical collaboration with Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis — creating perhaps the unlikeliest of supergroups — but for a misplaced telegram.

Natsuki Tamura – Dragon Nat (2013)

Natsuki Tamura – Dragon Nat (2013)

Natsuki Tamura’s latest release Dragon Nat reveals more of what makes the trumpeter tick. Featuring eight pieces that drift between melodic coherence and raucous provocativeness, this is a disc of multiple personalities.

Toto’s Steve Lukather furiously defends Jeff Porcaro: ‘Does anybody ever do any homework?

Toto’s Steve Lukather furiously defends Jeff Porcaro: ‘Does anybody ever do any homework?

Toto was preparing for its first major U.S. tour in a decade when the anniversary of Jeff Porcaro rolled around again. Incredibly, it’s been 21 years since Steve Lukather and Co. said goodbye to their founding drummer.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Balboa Park” (1995)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Balboa Park” (1995)

Bruce spoke of the atmosphere of Darkness on the Edge of Town as being relentless. I’ve always felt the same way about The Ghost Of Tom Joad.