Archive for February 24th, 2015

Aram Bajakian, Music Inspired by ‘The Color of Pomegranates’ (2015): Sneak peek #2

Aram Bajakian consistently finds inspiration for his music from places few or no one else thinks to look. This time, he’s making a new soundtrack for an old, classic film made in the former Soviet Union, and here is a second advance taste of this project.

Robben Ford with Keb Mo + Robert Randolph, “Justified” (2015): One Track Mind

Robben Ford with Keb Mo + Robert Randolph, “Justified” (2015): One Track Mind

Robben Ford’s new song is loose, truly collaborative — the opposite of those emailed digital confections so often dubbed “duets” these days.

Katie Thiroux – Introducing Katie Thiroux (2015)

Katie Thiroux – Introducing Katie Thiroux (2015)

‘Introducing Katie Thiroux’ could have been a sterling vocal showcase, or an intriguing intrumental project. Luckily for us, it ends up being both.

For John Oates, picking a favorite Hall and Oates song isn’t easy: ‘There’s so many — thank God’

For John Oates, picking a favorite Hall and Oates song isn’t easy: ‘There’s so many — thank God’

John Oates struggles to select a single Hall and Oates moment, finally settling on three from a career marked as much by diversity as longevity.

Anthony Braxton – Trio and Duet (1974; 2015 expanded reissue)

Here is a review of an expanded reissue of the 1974 recording ‘Trio And Duet,’ exploring two sides of avant-garde great Anthony Braxton.

Toto, “I’ll Supply The Love” from Toto (1978): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “I’ll Supply The Love” from Toto (1978): Toto Tuesdays

The opening cut on Toto’s 1978 self-titled debut set the stage musically. All that remained was to bring Bobby Kimball on for his first vocal turn.

The Monkees were more struggling Marx Brothers than Beatles: ‘A very different kettle of fish’

The Monkees were more struggling Marx Brothers than Beatles: ‘A very different kettle of fish’

Decades later, the Monkees’ Micky Dolenz says “I’m always amazed that people, even real fans of the show, missed that dynamic.”