Archive for January 5th, 2014

Steve Davis – For Real (2014)

Jazz Messengers-alum and sideman trombonist of choice Steve Davis makes his fourth Posi-Tone disc For Real yet another enjoyable collection of no-bullshit, genuine hard bop.

‘Time for something very special’: Glenn Hughes previews first post-Black Country Communion project

‘Time for something very special’: Glenn Hughes previews first post-Black Country Communion project

Seems Glenn Hughes set about putting together a new band before the embers were cool from the wreckage of Black Country Communion. He’s already finished a new album.

On Second Thought: Fareed Haque – Out of Nowhere (2013)

Fareed Haque’s masterful fluidity is all over Out of Nowhere, the guitarist’s latest record. For this round, the Chicago-based musician forges ahead through a collection of standards and originals

One Track Mind: The Eddies, “Under The Mistletoe” (2013)

Christmas may have just passed, but the spirit and visuals linger on in stores as sales on seasonal items are hot and heavy.

Robert Lamm on Chicago’s lengthy recording drought: ‘That took the wind out of the band’s sails’

Robert Lamm on Chicago’s lengthy recording drought: ‘That took the wind out of the band’s sails’

Even as Chicago continues work on its first new material since 2006, Robert Lamm marvels over the changes that have swept through the industry.

Leo Welch – Sabougla Voices (2014)

Leo Welch’s music comes from that place where down-home gospel meets up with jukey blues (would that be the church’s backporch?), filling your heart even as it gets your toe to tapping.

Steely Dan Sunday, “The Night Belongs To Mona” (2006)

Steely Dan Sunday, “The Night Belongs To Mona” (2006)

<<< BACKWARD (“Security Joan”) ||| ONWARD (“Mary Shut The Garden Door”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Steely Dan, ever the perverse band consisting of the duo of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker plus crack musicians, were ensconced in the studio by the mid 1970s, yet became consistent road warriors during their ’90s reincarnation

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