Archive for September 21st, 2014

‘Time is a great healer’: Ian Gillan makes emotional return to site of new Armenian music school

‘Time is a great healer’: Ian Gillan makes emotional return to site of new Armenian music school

Gillan has worked on behalf of the country since a devastating 1988 earthquake.

Something Else! sneak peek: Carmen Lundy, “Grace” from Soul to Soul (2014)

She explores this turbulently resonant tale with a South African guest vocalist.

‘Those things complement each other’: John Oates on the secret to Hall and Oates’ longevity

‘Those things complement each other’: John Oates on the secret to Hall and Oates’ longevity

What gives them this iron-clad durability, not to mention musical depth?

Wadada Leo Smith, with Jamie Saft, Joe Morris, Balazs Pandi – Red Hill (2014)

Leading by example, Wadada Leo Smith inspired Saft, Morris and Pandi to reach even deeper into themselves as well. Group improv like you’ve never heard it before.

Steely Dan Sunday: Songs That Got Us Hooked on Steely Dan

Steely Dan Sunday: Songs That Got Us Hooked on Steely Dan

Our panel of Steely Dan fanatics reminisce about that magic moment when their minds were blown away by the artful brilliance of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker.

One Track Mind: Nino Bisignano and the Initiative, “Anymore” (2014)

One Track Mind: Nino Bisignano and the Initiative, “Anymore” (2014)

Anchored by a cool-cat groove, this ropes together swing, jazz, and pop.