Brian Arsenault’s Short Takes: New CDs from Rob Morsberger

Early Work 1986-1995  (Hieroglyph Records) Part of You (Hieroglyph Records) By Brian Arsenault Singer-Songwriter and composer Rob Morsberger’s lyrics linger even if he can’t much longer.  He has terminal brain cancer which, as he says, means: Walking with “footsteps in the shadows . . . No light, only shade.” When not much more can be expected… Read More Brian Arsenault’s Short Takes: New CDs from Rob Morsberger

CD Review: Jimi Hendrix “People, Hell and Angels”

Jimi Hendrix People, Hell and Angels, (Experience Hendrix/Legacy Recordings) By Brian Arsenault So I’m thinking, ‘Hey, Jimi’s been gone better than four decades, so how can they keep releasing new albums?’  Or rather, I’m thinking that right up to the second cut, “Somewhere,” when I start thinking, feeling what a joy it is to hear… Read More CD Review: Jimi Hendrix “People, Hell and Angels”

Live Jazz: Charlie Haden, Larry Goldings and Tri-Tone Asylum at Castle Press

By Don Heckman Pasadena CA.  It was a night to remember.  A jazz concert in a printing company. The machine-filled Castle Press in Pasadena, to be precise.  With some of the performers positioned on a stage that consisted of a 460-ton printing press.   Add to that the party-like atmosphere, with listeners scattered across folding chairs… Read More Live Jazz: Charlie Haden, Larry Goldings and Tri-Tone Asylum at Castle Press

Live Jazz: A Busy Friday Night at Vitello’s and the Out Take Bistro

By Don Heckman Studio City, CA.  Sometimes a music reviewer just has to do a lot in a single night – often unexpectedly.  As I did on Friday.  Even though it hadn’t actually started out that way. My schedule for the evening originally included a stop at Vitello’s  to hear the Bill Cunliffe big band… Read More Live Jazz: A Busy Friday Night at Vitello’s and the Out Take Bistro