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One Track Mind: The Initiative’s Fortunato Isgro, “Every Little Thing” (2014)

One Track Mind: The Initiative’s Fortunato Isgro, “Every Little Thing” (2014)

A people-pleasing pop nugget all the way.

Forgotten series: Fortunato – Journey (2011)

Forgotten series: Fortunato – Journey (2011)

Diligently designed songs, executed with taste, substance, and energy.

Richard Pinhas and Oren Ambarchi – Tikkun (2014)

These three extended pieces take minimalism to exotic – and redemptive – places

Birchall and Woolhouse – The Scenery of Life Unfolding (2014)

This has been done, of course. Among the legends to have played in a piano-and-bass duo are Bill Evans and Eddie Gomez, Chris Anderson and Charlie Haden, Duke Ellington and Ray Brown, and Paul Bley and Gary Peacock, among many others. To be sure, stepping into this format has its pitfalls.

On Second Thought: Joe Mandica – A Thousand Miles (2007)

On Second Thought: Joe Mandica – A Thousand Miles (2007)

Although A Thousand Miles is Joe Mandica’s first solo effort, the Melbourne, Australia-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer has been around the block countless times.

Mick Turner – Don’t Tell the Driver (2013)

With Don’t Tell the Driver, Mick Turner presents a vocal and instrumental song cycle focusing on loss and the passage of time.

Joe Mandica, Grace Marino, Marty Penrose, others – The Initiative (2013)

Based out of Australia, this extremely talented group of individuals includes Joe Mandica, Grace Marino, Fortunato Isgro, Nino Bisignano, Marty Penrose, Taylor Penrose, Natalie Wilksch and Zachary Wilksch.

The Necks – Open (2013)

For all the discussion in recent years about the current generation’s creatively unique piano/bass/drums trios such as The Bad Plus, e.s.t. and Vijay Iyer’s trio, there’s scant talk about the earliest and most unique of this batch

‘You will have landed on Planet Kiss': Gene Simmons talks new recordings, and a huge anniversary tour

‘You will have landed on Planet Kiss': Gene Simmons talks new recordings, and a huge anniversary tour

Gene Simmons is already writing new stuff, just a year after 2012’s Monster, Kiss’ 20th studio effort. The band had previously gone three years between albums, dating back to 2009’s Sonic Boom.

Forgotten series: The Easybeats – Falling Off the Edge of the World (1968)

Forgotten series: The Easybeats – Falling Off the Edge of the World (1968)

Although they were a bona fide phenomenon in their home base of Australia, the Easybeats to the rest of the planet are basically remembered for two things.