Keith Jarrett’s Standards Trio interpreted the jazz songbook and improvised together for 30 years. A look back at the group that set the standard for piano trios going forward.Continue reading Keith Jarrett Trio: Setting Standards
This September will see the release by Rhino Records of a Miles Davis album, an album that is ‘previously unheard,’ “previously unreleased’ or even ‘lost’ depending on what press release or music blog you read. The album, titled Rubberband after its most fully realized track, will hit stores September 9.Continue reading “Rubberband” is NOT the great, lost Miles Davis album
In Ten Tracks is a selection of tracks that have meaning to me and have stuck with me through the years, appearing frequently on mixtapes and playlists. Not necessarily stuff you’ll find on an artist’s Greatest Hits collection.Continue reading In Ten Tracks: Linda Ronstadt
by Marshall Bowden
San Jose has engaged in a new marketing campaign and now they have gotten themselves a new theme song. It’s called ‘San Jose’ and it is performed by a New Zealander with the unlikely name of Grace Kelly.
Wait, I hear you saying. Doesn’t San Jose already have a theme song? Isn’t there something about a great big freeway, and having lots of friends and…Continue reading San Jose: You Know the Way
Beth Orton’s work with top electronic artists and producers wasn’t an add-on to her folkie songs. It was part and parcel of her artistic DNA, and her last album, Kidsticks, shows that maybe it still is. Here’s a playlist of Orton’s most electronically-influenced songs and remixes with commentary.Continue reading Beth Orton and the Beat