Years after the Beatles recorded the Yellow Submarine track “Hey Bulldog,” John Lennon casually described the song as “a good sounding record that means nothing.”
A Mirror to Machaut isn’t Samuel Blaser doing a quick follow-up to As The Sea issued a mere five months ago. Rather, it’s the successor to his 2011 Third Stream collaboration with the late, great Paul Motian, Consort In Motion
Stumbled upon during the sessions for Music from Big Pink, Lefty Frizzell’s “Long Black Veil” featured a darkly gothic storyline that meshed so well you’d never know it was a cover song.
With song titles like “Galaxy 32 Star 4,” “Portals To Forever” and “Outside Of Space” and a CD cover of Chick Corea striking a Romantic Warrior pose, The Vigil looks to be a Return To Forever kind of Corea album.
I used to think that I was crazy. Or at the very least, sort of abnormal.
For all of its storied five-decade history, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band — at least before issuing That’s It! this summer on Legacy — had never released an album of all-new recordings.
Warren Haynes’ Gov’t Mule has hatched an interesting idea: Issuing a new double-album project with Disc 1 devoted to new songs, while the second disc features those same song interpreted with a series of big-name guests.
June, 2011 was a bittersweet time for Jeff Golub. He had released The Three Kings that month, a blues-themed record that won this successful crossover jazz guitarist wide acclaim
Who’d have thought that the season would be made complete by a summer-themed track from John Cale, of all people. But this underground musician’s underground musician has made a career out of dizzying left turns.
Welcome to the Jackson Five of Fremont, New Hampshire…with slightly less talent. OK, not much talent at all, really. The Shaggs were concocted by one Austin Wiggin Jr.