Archive for January 12th, 2014

Rosanne Cash – The River and the Thread (2014)

Rosanne Cash – The River and the Thread (2014)

Rosanne Cash’s completely realized, stunningly detailed, profoundly touching new album isn’t just a journey through the American South. This is a journey through its soul, its heartbreak, its redemption — and her’s, too.

‘That really stumped me’: Inside the improvisational sessions for Pink Floyd’s ‘Great Gig in the Sky’

‘That really stumped me’: Inside the improvisational sessions for Pink Floyd’s ‘Great Gig in the Sky’

It took a little talent, and a lot of luck, for Pink Floyd’s “Great Gig in the Sky” to come together.

Gregg Rolie opens up about leaving Journey: ‘I don’t think Steve Perry liked me singing’

Gregg Rolie opens up about leaving Journey: ‘I don’t think Steve Perry liked me singing’

Gregg Rolie went from fronting Journey to a secondary role in the space of two albums. Credit, and he says some blame, goes to the arrival of Steve Perry.

Archie Shepp – Attica Blues Orchestra Live: I Hear the Sound (2014)

Archie Shepp – Attica Blues Orchestra Live: I Hear the Sound (2014)

That Archie Shepp’s newest iteration of this striking song cycle arrives in the wake of the death of LeRoi Jones (known later as Imamu Amiri Baraka) is fitting

‘I didn’t know what to do’: Joe Walsh on the ugly turn his life took without the Eagles

‘I didn’t know what to do’: Joe Walsh on the ugly turn his life took without the Eagles

Joe Walsh was reminded, at screenings worldwide of the new documentary History of the Eagles, just how far he’d slipped into addiction during the group’s long hiatus between 1980-94.

Thirty Steps To Forward – Hinterland (2013)

Siblings Seth and Gretchen Powers, who hail from the state of Michigan, are actually the engineers behind Thirty Steps To Forward.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Mary Shut The Garden Door” (2006)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Mary Shut The Garden Door” (2006)

Stress. Fear. Their tentacles grip us around the neck and chest, slender ribbons slithering into the brain.

Sarah Manning – Harmonious Creature (2014)

Four years ago, up-and-coming alto saxophonist Sarah Manning marked her arrival to the NYC scene with her first album with Posi-Tone, Dandelion Clock (2010), and it made waves.

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