Archive for July 20th, 2014

One Track Mind: ZZ Top, “Chartreuse” from Live at Montreux (2014)

One Track Mind: ZZ Top, “Chartreuse” from Live at Montreux (2014)

They sound utterly reinvigorated on this stomping new live release.

Haitian Rail – Solarists (2014)

‘Solarists’ immediately establishes Haitian Rail as a fearsome battery of inscrutable, noise with terrific give-and-take. And trombonist Dan Blacksberg’s presence assures that they hold up the jazz part of the experimental metal-jazz equation, losing none of their ferocity along the way.

Julie Slick + Marco Machera – Fourth Dementia (2014)

Julie Slick + Marco Machera – Fourth Dementia (2014)

They’ve created an album that’s both emotionally open, and a wonder of intricate control.

One Track Mind: Roger Gomez, “Mondays Guide” from Behind Cloud Nine (2014)

One Track Mind: Roger Gomez, “Mondays Guide” from Behind Cloud Nine (2014)

Threaded with a hip-hugging hook, this song packs a wallop.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Stand by the Seawall” (1977, unreleased)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Stand by the Seawall” (1977, unreleased)

A crystalline peak behind the scenes of Steely Dan’s studio gigs.

‘Great training for rock and roll’: Had Nick Mason not co-founded Pink Floyd, he might have done this

‘Great training for rock and roll’: Had Nick Mason not co-founded Pink Floyd, he might have done this

Nick Mason has been the only constant through Pink Floyd’s many incarnations.

‘I just said immediately — this is it’: Steve Cropper knew he had a hit with this Otis Redding favorite

‘I just said immediately — this is it’: Steve Cropper knew he had a hit with this Otis Redding favorite

And it’s not like Cropper hasn’t had a slew of them, from Wilson Pickett to Otis Redding.

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