That the university-trained, classical inspired guitarist Dave Baker is so handy with interpreting pop sounds should come as no surprise. After all, he found early fame opening for fellow Temple products Hall and Oates on tour.
The 1970s No Wave movement spawned some dark, aggressive, and beautiful music. Do those adjective belong together? Of course!
Musical worlds collide in the most interesting of ways with this exclusive stream, as 1970s guitar god Peter Frampton joins the Royal Philharmonic to do a Fleetwood Mac song.
It’s classical. No, wait. It’s contemporary jazz. Sure, but that’s not exactly it, either. Latin pop? That, too. In fact, Quattro’s deliciously uncategorizable forthcoming album Popzzical includes all of that, but ultimately fits somewhere in between.
‘Much better than I ever thought it was’: Genesis’ Tony Banks reissues long out-of-print The Wicked Lady
Tony Banks reissues his rare soundtrack for the 1983 Faye Dunaway vehicle The Wicked Lady today, the first of a series of solo albums the Genesis keyboardist will revisit — including Bankstatement and Strictly Inc.
The Colorado Chamber Orchestra has started a PledgeMusic drive in an effort to fund the premiere and release of Markus Reuter’s contemporary orchestral piece “Todmorden 513.”
I’ve had a little trouble getting in the holiday spirit this year, so despite the fact a new Trans-Siberian Orchestra EP has been out since early November, I’m just now starting to dig into it.
The late Jon Lord’s Concerto for Group and Orchestra will be updated with a very limited expanded version on December 3, 2013. It’s another chance to gain insight into a project that became the co-founding Deep Purple organist’s life work.
Everybody has their own definition of a “chill” record. But if ever there was a time when one was desperately needed, it would likely be when you are stranded on a faraway island — with nothing but a volleyball to keep you company.
For all of the dynamic playing associated with the late Jon Lord’s performances of this life’s-work composition alongside his band mates in Deep Purple, you never heard it quite like this.