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Stefano Bollani: “Joy in Spite of Everything”

There are different ways to experience and to express joy. It can be celebratory, or quiet and introspective. Joy in Spite of Everything balances those poles of sound and style … Continue reading

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Billy Childs – “Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro”

While Nyro’s own original recordings are arguably the definitive ones, these are respectful, haunting renditions, filled with a deep soulfulness.  This is a new map to the treasures of her … Continue reading

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“Imagine There’s No Beatles” by Charlie Bermant (book review)

What would Jimi Hendrix be doing now if he hadn’t died in 1970? Would he have moved in a jazz direction and turned his back on mainstream rock? How about … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Peggy Lipton: “The Complete Ode Recordings”

A Laura Nyro and Carole King acolyte and self-described “tormented hippie-pop torch singer”, actress and songwriter Peggy Lipton released her only album in 1968. “Solid”, as The Mod Squad’s Linc … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cary Hudson: “Town and Country”

I’ve been following Cary Hudson’s music since his days with Blue Mountain in the 90’s (I was a bit of a rabid Blue Mountain fan). The backwoods troubadour and raconteur … Continue reading

August 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Chris Smither: “Still on the Levee”

Chris Smither’s got a new retrospective of sorts out. It’s good. Real good. Read my review.

August 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Heavy Balloons and Len Zefflin: Led Zeppelin’s Name

Does it matter what a band calls itself? If the dice roll right and the stars align (and the music’s strong enough to have an impact) a cleverly chosen name … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

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