Archive for June 25th, 2014

‘A lot of things came together’: Phil Collins is in rehearsals with Lee Sklar, Jason Bonham and others

‘A lot of things came together’: Phil Collins is in rehearsals with Lee Sklar, Jason Bonham and others

“Personally,” says Sklar, “I didn’t think we were ever going to play again.”

Yes – Heaven and Earth (2014)

Yes – Heaven and Earth (2014)

More often than not, Yes’ ‘Heaven and Earth’ amounts to prog for the easy-listening set.

One Track Mind: The Autumn Defense, “Moods” (2014)

John Stirratt and Pat Sansone of Wilco take on a new cover song as the Autumn Defense.

Something Else! exclusive stream: Terje Lie, “You Know” from Bright Moments (2014)

Summer time is here and we could go for a sunny groove, right? Cue up the sounds of beach-lovin’, LA-based Norwegian saxophonist Terje Lie.

S. Victor Aaron’s Mid-Year Best of 2014  (Non-Jazz): Jack White, Me’Shell Ndegéocello, Drive-By Truckers, Lucinda Williams

S. Victor Aaron’s Mid-Year Best of 2014 (Non-Jazz): Jack White, Me’Shell Ndegéocello, Drive-By Truckers, Lucinda Williams

Here are the seven best albums outside of realm of jazz so far in 2014. So says me.

On Second Thought: The Kinks – Kinda Kinks (1965)

On Second Thought: The Kinks – Kinda Kinks (1965)

Not the band’s greatest, but certainly an indicator of where they were headed.

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