An Appreciation: Remembering The King

By Devon Wendell I just cannot process the fact that B.B. King is no longer on this earth. How can it be? It’s like trying to imagine life without oceans, trees, and air to breathe. No one in history changed the approach and sound of the electric guitar like B.B. King. Sure, there were T-Bone… Read More An Appreciation: Remembering The King

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Record Review: The Jeff Beck Group (Vinyl Reissue from 1972)

 Jeff Beck Group Jeff Beck Group (Audio Fidelity in Vinyl)  by Brian Arsenault Rod (“Where’s my next blond?”) Stewart was gone.  Ronnie (“I’ll be a Face of the Stones someday”) Woods was gone.  The bluesier Bob Tench was brought in to sing and the late Cozy Powell showed why he was maybe the best of… Read More Record Review: The Jeff Beck Group (Vinyl Reissue from 1972)

Live Jazz/Rock/Fusion: John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension at Royce Hall

By Mike Finkelstein On Wednesday night UCLA Live presented John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension to a hugely enthusiastic if not quite capacity crowd at Royce Hall.   This was an opportunity to get a glimpse of a cornerstone figure in the jazz/rock/fusion field and, moreover, of a man who puts his music on a vigorous… Read More Live Jazz/Rock/Fusion: John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension at Royce Hall