Archive for April 23rd, 2015

Garth Hudson, “Little Island” from The Sea to the North (2001): Across the Great Divide

Garth Hudson, “Little Island” from The Sea to the North (2001): Across the Great Divide

On an album that justly earned accolades for touching upon every element of Garth Hudson’s roving genius, this grace-note finale often gets overlooked.

Cyrus Chestnut, “Gloria’s Step” from A Million Colors in Your Mind (2015)

Cyrus Chestnut, “Gloria’s Step” from A Million Colors in Your Mind (2015)

Cyrus Chestnut doesn’t supercede the definitive take by Bill Evans’ Trio. Still, I found myself enjoying the new corners he and his trio explored.

Hot Butter, “Popcorn” (1972): Forgotten Series

Hot Butter, “Popcorn” (1972): Forgotten Series

A bit comical and cheesy but astonishingly inventive, Hot Butter’s “Popcorn” was so futuristic that it could pass for a contemporary recording.

Danko Jones – Fire Music (2015)

Danko Jones – Fire Music (2015)

There’s often been a touch of punk attitude in Danko Jones’ music, but ‘Fire Music’ seems to focus more intently on that part of their musical DNA.

Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers boasts an underrated complexity

Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers boasts an underrated complexity

The Rolling Stones’ ‘Sticky Fingers,’ released on April 23, 1971, might just be better – shhhhh! – than the far-more-heralded album that followed it.

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