Prince always found a way to transcend his own legendary eccentricities. And this music, more than all of that, is what will remain.
George Martin could have made the Beatles toe the company line. Instead, Mike Tiano argues, he inspired them to greatness by working as a musical and production collaborator.
The records, those sounds – even in George Martin’s awful absence – will remain, forever.
Eight years after Ramsey Lewis gave him his first big break, Maurice White returned the favor to Lewis by lending his talents to an album that put Lewis back in the public spotlight.
Paul Kantner played the University of Iowa on November 11, 1969 with Jefferson Airplane, but I was in the ninth grade – so no way were my parents letting me go.
Maurice White, who died today, was the mastermind behind Earth Wind and Fire’s focused, soul-lifting horns, sunburst harmonies and a thrilling propensity for shaken-up textures and rhythms.
Science fiction helped Paul Kantner escape the drudgery of his childhood existence, then it fired his imagination as Jefferson Airplane transformed into Jefferson Starship.
Earlier today the Eagles co-founder, singer and guitarist Glenn Frey became the latest entrant to a quickly overcrowding Rock ‘n’ Roll heaven, succumbing to a variety of maladies. He was sixty-seven years old.
The late David Bowie always seemed young and fresh, in large part due to his uncanny way of reinventing himself regularly.
Paul Bley has died at 83, following a career which spanned much of jazz history itself – yet boasted a vision derivative of no one.