Archive for December 18th, 2013

Books: Quincy Jones: His Life in Music, by Clarence Bernard Henry (2013)

Books: Quincy Jones: His Life in Music, by Clarence Bernard Henry (2013)

Quincy Jones, one of the most prolific musical composers, arrangers and producers of the 20th Century, is best known as arranger and producer for Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

One Track Mind: It’s A Beautiful Day, “White Bird” (1969)

Back in the day, songs that received heavy airplay but never cracked the charts on a significant level were called turntable hits. “White Bird” is a perfect example

Beyonce – Beyonce (2013)

Beyonce – Beyonce (2013)

Beyoncé’s eponymous fifth album took many by surprise with its release on December 13 via iTunes without any hype or promotion, but perhaps what’s most surprising – and exhilarating – about this release is the actual music

Nick DeRiso’s Best Of 2013 (Reissue and Live): The Band, Otis Redding, Beach Boys, ELO, Jethro Tull

Nick DeRiso’s Best Of 2013 (Reissue and Live): The Band, Otis Redding, Beach Boys, ELO, Jethro Tull

The Band is revealed in all of its muscular, almost (but never completely) out-of-control on-stage glory — bolstered, in a meeting of musical worlds, by these stabbing horn charts from Allen Toussaint.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Bruce Eisenbeil, “Improvisation #2” (2011)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Bruce Eisenbeil, “Improvisation #2” (2011)

So I have to tell you the story of my introduction to Bruce Eisenbeil.