A celebration of the life of one of improvisation’s major influences found many who loved Mel Davis gathered on stage at London’s Cafe Oto.
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In the aftermath of Jack Bruce’s long-awaited reunion with Cream, some people bitched. All I remember was watching in wonder.
Remembering Manhattan Transfer’s Tim Hauser, who helped open the door to jazz for me.
Remembering a drop-dead gorgeous tone poem that was so emblematic.
Much more than a jazz musician, Haden was a virtuoso of all American music.
A golden voice is silenced, but only in the here and now.
Levon Helm’s music was a homey as it was connective — with his history, with everyone’s.
So, have all your passionate violins play a tune for a Tennessee kid …
For a brief moment, as the Band’s career officially got underway on 1968’s Music from Big Pink, Richard Manuel held the spotlight completely. “Tears of Rage” was enough to convince anyone of his anguished genius.
After hearing of the passing of Dave Brockie, known to GWAR fans as alien conqueror Oderus Urungus, I wanted to write something about Scumdogs of the Universe, my personal favorite record by the band. But in the days that followed, I kept coming back to this song. “The Road Behind” seemed somehow fitting, and a perfect representation of what GWARRead More