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  • Vinyl Releases of the Week: July 19, 2012

    Thursday, July 19th, 2012

    Listen up, jazz aficionados: now is the time to expand your vinyl collections as this week holds a jackpot of jazz reissues and audiophile treats. Other vinyl highlights include a Grateful Dead reissue, a Smashing Pumpkins reissue, a Black Keys tribute album performed by blues and rock icons, and a brand new album from Little […]

    5 Ridiculously Skilled Musicians You Have to Hear to Believe

    Friday, August 27th, 2010

    Ultimately, music isn’t about talent, but about artistic expression. Popular music is full of musicians who may have not had the greatest skills, yet made a huge impact on music and the world. Groups like The Beatles, Nirvana, The Ramones…all great, but not exactly “virtuosos”. This post isn’t about these musicians. Nope, here we’re going […]

    Jazz Fusion: A Primer

    Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

    My current music obsession is jazz fusion. This genre got its start in the late 1960’s; many cite Miles Davis’ “In a Silent Way” as the first “fusion” album. So, what is it? In short, jazz mixed with a little rock and a little funk. Of course, there are variations. Some say fusion is “electric” […]

    What Am I listening to Today?

    Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

    Howdy everyone, I think it might be fun to chime in from time to time to share what music I am listening to. Here goes… In the Car: I am enjoying John Coltrane’s “Lush Life“, which was the first album he released as a bandleader. On the iPod: I have enjoyed a few albums so […]