Archive for October 19th, 2014

Manhattan Transfer’s Tim Hauser: 10 Essential Performances

Remembering Manhattan Transfer’s Tim Hauser, who helped open the door to jazz for me.

Tomas Doncker + Yusef Komunyakaa – Big Apple Blues (2014)

A larger-than-life recording from Tomas Doncker and the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa.

Burnt Belief (Porcupine Tree’s Colin Edwin + Jon Durant) – Etymology (2014)

‘Etymology’ by Burnt Belief, featuring Porcupine Tree’s Colin Edwin and Jon Durant, is as good as you can get with downtempo music.

“Wet Side Story” (unreleased, 1996?): Steely Dan Sunday

“Wet Side Story” (unreleased, 1996?): Steely Dan Sunday

Maybe “Wet Side Story,” played during the 1996 tour, should go on Steely Dan’s next album, too.