So yesterday I read Matthew Shipp’s review of Keith Jarrett’s latest album Somewhere, or least ostensibly, it was a review.
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‘I was starting from square one’: Childhood disease shaped playing style of the Monkees’ Micky Dolenz
When the Monkees initially began recording, sessions musicians filled in for the neophyte Micky Dolenz at the drums. When he decided to learn to play himself, things became even more difficult.
Blues-rock music don’t normally lend itself to big themes, and the trio of Moreland & Arbuckle didn’t start out intending to have one, but when they got done finalizing the song roster for their latest release, they took a look at what they had and found one.
We like to write about this stuff like we know what we’re talking about — the history of the artist, the process involved, the relationship between the two. Well, there are times when we don’t know what the hell is going on.
A little too mannered at times, Van Dyke Parks songs would fall flat on their ass were it not for his flair for musical mischief making. “Dreaming of Paris,” for instance, is the picture of genteel reverie until he announces that JFK has been shot
It seems that no matter where you go, if you have a handful of musicians in the crowd, you can always strike up a conversation about Neil Young. Heck, you don’t even need musicians
Sophisticated UK pop group Matt Bianco may be best known in the US for launching the career of onetime member Basia. But their blend of Latin rhythms, acid jazz, and other world music influences render them an unfairly overlooked band.
Musical worlds collide in the most interesting of ways with this exclusive stream, as 1970s guitar god Peter Frampton joins the Royal Philharmonic to do a Fleetwood Mac song.
I often imagine myself in the 1990s as crawling through a musical desert and finding the occasional oasis. It is, I think, my least favorite musical decade.
The relationship between an artist of any kind and his or her fans is compelling stuff and, thanks to the Internet, things may well be at a fever pitch. The new documentary Springsteen & I displays this relationship with what is effectively a scrapbook of footage