On Second Thought

On Second Thought: Brian Eno – Drums Between the Bells (2011)

I initially dismissed this, almost out of hand: There’s a reason people haven’t been rocking Robert Frost all this time.

On Second Thought: Kurt Elling – Man In The Air (2003)

by Mark Saleski There’s a single reason for me owning this disc: Kurt Elling’s cover of Pat Metheny’s “Minuano (Six Eight),” from Still Life (Talking).

Dwight Yoakam – Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc. Etc. (1986): On Second Thought

Dwight Yoakam, even if you typically don’t like this kind of music, is country-mile cool

On Second Thought: Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden – Jasmine (2010)

Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden hadn’t played together in over 30 years before getting together in Jarrett’s studio to work on these duets. The two men went their respective ways in the late 1970s. In the interim, there has been a lot of music-making. What’s particularly amazing about the just-released Jasmine is not that the players put their own essenceRead More

Pat Metheny – Secret Story (1992): On Second Thought

Pat Metheny – Secret Story (1992): On Second Thought

This remains – often like Pat Metheny himself – more subtle than overpowering, an album that continues to reveal its quiet, darkly emotional secrets.

Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On (1971): On Second Thought

Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On (1971): On Second Thought

‘What’s Going On’ remains Marvin Gaye’s lasting document of faith – an eternal call to love.

Weather Report – Weather Report (1971): On Second Thought

Weather Report – Weather Report (1971): On Second Thought

This is perhaps Weather Report’s most honest record. You just have to lean in closer to appreciate it.

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