Gary Burton’s country-jazz experiment ‘Tennessee Firebird’ broke every rule. He joins Tom Wilmeth to discuss a gutsy decision to record in Nashville.
Articles by: Tom Wilmeth
Stevie Wonder’s 2014 stop at Los Angeles was more than just a concert. It was a reminder of his gifts, his passion and his humanity.
Subtitled ‘The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and The Dirty Business of Rhythm & Blues’, Joel Selvin’s book focuses on a little-examined area of the music industry.
Tom Wilmeth remembers Joe Cocker’s power, his glory and — saddest of all — his missteps in a career forever defined by what might have been.
James Taylor, even at 66, takes the stage with a voice as clear and recognizable as if you were playing one of his early albums.
Bob Dylan gave this concert 50 years ago tonight, and it still resonates.
In the aftermath of Jack Bruce’s long-awaited reunion with Cream, some people bitched. All I remember was watching in wonder.
I arrived at the Minnesota State Fair completely unaware of who was playing that night. I left a life-long fan of Manhattan Transfer.