While doing a bit of research pertaining to my new position at a school in China, I took a bit of time to read a great review over at The Spirit Of Progressive Rock on a box set I’ll have to purchase before I leave the States. Be-Bop Deluxe were one of the premier art-rock…
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[Avant Music News] Jon Hassell Profiled in Memorium
Source: The Guardian. By the time Jon Hassell became a revered figure – the kind of determinedly non-commercial, avant-garde artist whose ideas are … Jon Hassell Profiled in Memorium
SONG OF THE DAY Johnny Colon – Merecumbe
Known and celebrated for his contributions to the boogaloo sounds of the 1960’s, Johnny Colon is an American musician born in ‘El Barrio’ New York … SONG OF THE DAY Johnny Colon – Merecumbe
Salah Ragab and The Cairo Jazz Band – Egyptian Jazz
How do such wonderful musicians get lost in the mists of time? It boggles the mind, though I must say I’m happy to be living in an age of crate-divers and those who have the same passion of discovering music as I do. This particular artist, Salah Ragab, a military man who also was a…
[Article] How Bossa Nova Brought Frank Sinatra to This Sunset Blvd. Studio by Josh Kun
This article at The Getty’s blog does a great job tying Frank Sinatra, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and the legendary recording studio they worked at here in Los Angeles. Many thanks to my friend Andrés for pointing me to this and so many treasures over the years.
[The Listening Post Blog] Song Of The Day: Los Saicos – Fugitivo de Alcatraz
jhusel · Los Saicos – Fugitivo de Alcatraz I’d like to point you, dear readers, to a magnificent blog called The Listening Post. Each post includes a new song of the day, and this one is a treasure out of Peru from what many fans call the first proto-punk band, Los Saicos. You can read…
Martin Chilton – Michel Petrucciani Overcame Enormous Odds To Become A World-Renowned Pianist
Martin Chilton at udiscovermusic.com writes on the difficult life and masterful playing of pianist Michel Petrucciani. A worthy read, which you can access here.