Perhaps not quite as amazing as his fabled sides for Blue Note Records, but Bud Powell’s ‘Live At The Blue Note Café, Paris 1961′ is plenty good enough to make any jazzbo wish they’d have been there.
Robbie Robertson’s willingness to speak from the heart gave moments like ‘Broken Arrow’ a new resonance.
Tingling and trembling with style and substance, Aerial’s ‘Why Don’t They Teach Heartbreak at School?’ is a power-pop epic.
Eric Bibb’s civil rights blues manifesto ‘Blues People’ is poignant, and also entertaining.
Released 35 years ago today, ‘Hydra’ showed the full breadth of what Toto could do. It’s influencing their new album, too.
Flying Colors is a group loaded with talent, but in need of a rejiggering of priorities toward its own embedded prog-pop sensibilities.
Ferenc Nemeth and Attila Laszlo [featuring the Yellowjackets' Jimmy Haslip + Russell Ferrante] – Bridges of Souls (2014)
Here’s a review of ‘Bridges of Souls,’ a tasteful fusion excursion from Hungarian drum ace Ferenc Nemeth and Hugarian guitar ace Attila Laszlo.
The overall feel of this new album by the Kinks’ Dave Davies is one of reminiscence, for a time and a place now perhaps irretrievably gone.
In the aftermath of Jack Bruce’s long-awaited reunion with Cream, some people bitched. All I remember was watching in wonder.
Catchy songwriting, combined with imaginative breaks supply Julian Leal’s synth-poppy ‘A New Beginning’ with vitality and direction.