Post Tagged with: "1980s"

Fred Hersch – Sarabande (1987, 2016 reissue)

Fred Hersch – Sarabande (1987, 2016 reissue)

If Fred Hersch has attained legendary status, then the legend began nearly thirty years ago. ‘Sarabande’ makes that clear, and the new, remastered edition makes it even more so.

Toto, “Live For Today” from Turn Back (1981): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Live For Today” from Turn Back (1981): Toto Tuesdays

As a Toto song, “Live For Today” is an interesting footnote for the band and a hint of the greatest of future Toto contributions by Steve Lukather.

Michael Hedges – Aerial Boundaries (1985, 2015 SACD remaster)

Michael Hedges – Aerial Boundaries (1985, 2015 SACD remaster)

Michael Hedges did nothing less than bring the acoustic guitar into the New Age realm and completely conquer it within the space of this record.

The Isley Brothers, “Here We Go Again” (2015, rec. 1980): Something Else! sneak peek

The Isley Brothers, “Here We Go Again” (2015, rec. 1980): Something Else! sneak peek

Here is a sneak peek of a track from the great lost Isley Brothers album, ‘Wild In Woodstock: The Isley Brothers Live At Bearsville Sound Studio 1980.’ It’s a funky, uptempo number called “Here We Go Again.”

Ornette Coleman and Pat Metheny – Song X (1986): On Second Thought

Ornette Coleman and Pat Metheny – Song X (1986): On Second Thought

Here is a reflection on free jazz pioneer Ornette Coleman and his wonderful 1985 encounter with Pat Metheny, ‘Song X.”

Jeff Golub (1955-2015): An Appreciation

Jeff Golub (1955-2015): An Appreciation

Something Else! remembers multi-faceted guitarist Jeff Golub, who succumbed to progressive supranuclear palsy today at just 59 years old.

Best Steely Dan keyboard performances: Steely Dan Sunday

Best Steely Dan keyboard performances: Steely Dan Sunday

Here are Steely Dan’s five best keyboard performances, selected in tandem by our panel of Steely Dan authorities.

Best Steely Dan bass performances: Steely Dan Sunday

Best Steely Dan bass performances: Steely Dan Sunday

Here are Steely Dan’s five best bass performances, selected in tandem by our panel of Steely Dan authorities.

Best Steely Dan drumming performances: Steely Dan Sunday

Best Steely Dan drumming performances: Steely Dan Sunday

Here are Steely Dan’s five best drum performances, selected in tandem by our panel of Steely Dan authorities.

Best Steely Dan saxophone solos: Steely Dan Sunday

Best Steely Dan saxophone solos: Steely Dan Sunday

Here are Steely Dan’s five best sax solos, selected in tandem by our panel of Steely Dan authorities.