Record Rack: The Rolling Stones

Three from the Stones in White Vinyl  Reissues of: “Let It Bleed” “Beggars Banquet” and “Hot Rocks 1964-1971” (ABKCO Music and Records)) By  Brian Arsenault I almost don’t have to listen to any of these records.  Oh, not because I haven’t heard any of this — just a few tune titles stumped me for a… Read More Record Rack: The Rolling Stones

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Record Rack: Steven Casper & Cowboy Angst; Noah Preminger and Terri Lyne Carrington

Of Americana Rock, American Tenor Sax and American Genius Reprised  By Brian Arsenault The range of great American music never ceases to amaze me.  When they’re writing about our civilization, such as it is, a number of centuries hence I am quite sure it will be our music that is most treasured and remembered.  Unless… Read More Record Rack: Steven Casper & Cowboy Angst; Noah Preminger and Terri Lyne Carrington

DVD Review: The Rolling Stones “Charlie is my Darling – Ireland 1965”

By Mike Finkelstein As the Rolling Stones cruise into their 50th Anniversary annum, one can’t help but marvel at their longevity.   Rock ‘n roll has always been a business that chewed its members up just to spit them out.  From the very beginning, people have routinely died young in this line of work.   The Rolling… Read More DVD Review: The Rolling Stones “Charlie is my Darling – Ireland 1965”

Picks of the Week: June 27 – July 1

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – June 27. (Wed.)  A Celebration of Miles Davis. Herbie Hancock hosts a trio of Davis tributes: Miles’ Electric Band, Marcus Miller leading  “Tutu Revisited” and Jimmy Cobb leading his “So What” band in  “Kind of Blue.” Hollywood Bowl.   (323) 850-2000. – June 28. (Thurs.)  Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Boz… Read More Picks of the Week: June 27 – July 1

CD Review: A Little Bit of Stomp, A Little Bit of Whomp

by Casey Dolan Rudder “Matorning” (Nineteen-Eight Records) Most rock listeners will not know who the hell these guys are, coming up, as they do, from the modern jazz ranks. That’s an injustice and just ridiculous. Rudder should be major. This is neither jazz in the strict sense nor rock, nor any of the conventional notions… Read More CD Review: A Little Bit of Stomp, A Little Bit of Whomp