Archive for February 2nd, 2014

David Crosby – Croz (2014)

David Crosby – Croz (2014)

Croz is David Crosby’s first solo album since Thousand Roads was released in 1993, and it finds Crosby in a different place than 20 years ago.

Mike McCarthy – Gently Sleeps (2014)

Pianist Mike McCarthy doesn’t pull any punches with Gently Sleeps, subtitling it “a calming tribute to the Beatles.” Of course, the risk there is that these solo reworkings could become so relaxing as to send us into a drowsy oblivion. McCarthy, based out of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, largely avoids that pitfall by delving into lesser-known cuts from this world-famous outfit —Read More

Sweet Banditry – Farvefisen blomstrer [dedicated to Jens Jørgen Thorsen] (2014)

There are probably scores of thrash jazz combos out there and when I’m of the right mind and the wife is not around, I can enjoy listening to every single one of them. Sweet Banditry is one of the latest such units to come around

Steely Dan Sunday, “Bob Is Not Your Uncle Anymore” (2008)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Bob Is Not Your Uncle Anymore” (2008)

<<< BACKWARD (“Downtown Canon”) ||| ONWARD (“Upside Looking Down”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Walter Becker’s Circus Money covers a wide music landscape. The song, “Bob’s Just Not Your Uncle Anymore” appears — at least on the surface — to be a simple reggae track.

Grand Magus – Triumph and Power (2014)

After several friends highly recommended Grand Magus’ latest record, I decided to give it a quick listen.

‘It will be really interesting to see’: One song seems to be a lock for Hall and Oates’ Hall of Fame setlist

‘It will be really interesting to see’: One song seems to be a lock for Hall and Oates’ Hall of Fame setlist

Now that the sense of wonder has subsided for Hall and Oates, who waited through more than 15 years of eligibility, new questions arise for their belated Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. Namely, what they will play — and who will induct them?

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