While prowling the shops in search of The Cramps, I began to notice a couple of records by a guy named Robert Gordon in the cut out bins.
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The more that you listen to Pharoah Sanders’ entire output, the more you realize that he was that rare natural musician who simply pulled what he was playing out of the wind.
Continue reading Pharoah Sanders Remembered
As Bob Dylan publishes his book The Philosophy of Modern Song, it’s worth noting that he has been studying the work of other songwriters for much of his career.
Continue reading Bob Dylan, Student of Song
Their best, and maybe the most interesting glam-influenced record of all time
Continue reading Mott the Hoople: Mott (1973)
His easy-going style brought jazz—and joy—into the lives of many casual listeners
Continue reading Ramsey Lewis, RIP
Some thoughts on Creed Taylor, who passed away August 22nd, 2022 at age 93
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As the Youngbloods were gliding towards an end, Jesse Colin Young finished building his recording studio near the home that so inspired him, and he began to write and record music about the deep inspiration and sense of fulfillment that he drew from living on his somewhat secluded property.
Continue reading Jesse Colin Young: Song for Juli
The most accomplished studio album by a band known for its live performances
Continue reading Terrapin Station Turns 45
Bassist for Miles Davis from 1971-1975; singer, producer, and fan favorite
Continue reading Michael Henderson: In Memoriam
A best of compilation that is better than it needed to be
Continue reading This Is The Moody Blues