Christian McBride’s new duet with Sting, a smart and groove-filled take on 1985’s “Consider Me Gone,” shows again why the former Police frontman’s original synthesis of new wave and jazz seemed so interesting in the first place.
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One night back in the late 1970s, me and my cousin Andy were playing a game of backgammon (cripes, that really was a long time ago … I remember there was a Styx Grand Illusion poster on the wall
Oddly enough, on an album of such dizzying extremes, the biggest improvement on this new remaster of Phil Collins’ Hello, I Must be Going! is in its mid range.
Music serves all sorts of different functions for people, so it’s not surprising that for every Einstein On The Beach enthusiast — count me as one — there are 10 who will just have to leave the room
What better way to spend Halloween than with (as it’s lovingly referred to in the liner notes) this thing?
Back then, all I wanted was for people to just stop talking about U2. Oh my God, they were everywhere.
I was fine, mostly, with Peter Gabriel dumping the guitars and drums for his interpretations of other people’s work on Scratch My Back. There was considerably less excitement, though, for these looming orchestral interpretations of his own solo works
I’ve listened to the side-long title track of Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays’ As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls, oh, maybe just a couple of times in the last twenty years.
You could be forgiven if you thought a collaboration between folk-rocker Paul Simon and arty outsider Brian Eno would never work.
“Mark, it’s only a number.” That was the advice my mom had for me when it seemed like I wasn’t so happy to be turning 40.