Archive for March, 2017

Leviathan Drummer Gary ‘Roscoe’ Murphy: Something Else! Interview

Leviathan Drummer Gary ‘Roscoe’ Murphy: Something Else! Interview

Gary ‘Roscoe’ Murphy discusses Leviathan, a lost Elektra album and the chances they’ll reunite in a Something Else! Sitdown with Steve Elliott.

Motley Crue – Generation Swine (1997): Metal Meltdowns

Motley Crue – Generation Swine (1997): Metal Meltdowns

A failed attempt to make Motley Crue relevant again, ‘Generation Swine’ is just a bad all-around record.

Jü – Summa (2017)

Jü – Summa (2017)

Jü is a band with plenty of potency with the intelligence of knowing when and where to apply it. ‘Summa’ builds on that solid start with Kjetil Møster to take their game up even higher.

Rob Mazurek – Chants And Corners (2017)

Rob Mazurek – Chants And Corners (2017)

‘Chants And Corners’ is an offshoot of recent Rob Mazurek endeavors, tweaking prior ideas and recycling supporting musicians in different combinations.

Florentine Opera Company, March 17, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Florentine Opera Company, March 17, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

This wasn’t just any opera; this was the Florentine Opera Company presentation of Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni.’ But that meant little to me, I confess.

Toto, “Lea” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Lea” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Through the song is is undeniably Toto and undeniably brilliant, “Lea” is bittersweet for me.

Dated: 01/09/2008
Blues star Eric Bibb records a song for his forthcoming new album using the guitar previously owned by Blues legend Bukka White.

Eric Bibb – Migration Blues (2017)

Eric Bibb’s awareness-raising ‘Migration Blues’ soothes the soul as it kindles the mind.

Roxy Coss – Chasing The Unicorn (2017)

Roxy Coss – Chasing The Unicorn (2017)

Roxy Coss shines brightly on ‘Chasing The Unicorn’ because this talented saxophonist and composer shines in so many areas.

Chicago Edge Ensemble, “Decaying Orbit,” from Decaying Orbit (2017): One Track Mind

Chicago Edge Ensemble, “Decaying Orbit,” from Decaying Orbit (2017): One Track Mind

‘Decaying Orbit’ — the song and the album — fulfills the promise of its members’ respective legacies and furthers the legacy of its worldly leader, guitarist Dan Phillips.

Jeff Lorber Fusion – Prototype (2017)

Jeff Lorber Fusion – Prototype (2017)

Truth is, funk-jazz keyboardist, composer and producer Jeff Lorber has been prototyping since the late ’70s.

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