Archive for February 10th, 2014

Jon Irabagon, with Barry Altschul and Mark Helias – It Takes All Kinds (2014)

It’s impossible to cover the current jazz scene and not soon encounter saxophone extraordinaire Jon Irabagon. You don’t have to look for him, he’ll just show up on various performances

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “The Fuse” (2002)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “The Fuse” (2002)

The great songwriting tradition of blending opposites gets quite a workout on “The Fuse.” We have the vignette of the (possibly doomed) lovers in the last verse, which seems to leaven the darkness of the earlier verses, where death takes on a heavy presence.

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