Monday, June 15, 2015

Song of the Day - End of the Line

Friend Herman sent me this link this morning.  And it just happened that, a few days earlier, I had cranked up a full Traveling Wilburys playlist from my music server to give my wife a listen while we shared cooking in the kitchen.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Ornette Coleman, March 1930 - June 2015, R.I.P.

The instigator of "free jazz". (Not that the tickets were free, referring to a story that Coleman tells of some early, mistaken fans, in an interview with Terry Gross (will link it if I can find it).

 My strongest and earliest memories of this controversial but influential genius, surely, are of his "The Shape of Jazz to Come" album, his 1959 debut. Here's a great piece from that album, featuring some of his legend-to-be band members, like Don Cherry and Charlie Haden:


Monday, June 8, 2015

Kate Tempest: Everybody Down

Kate Tempest (remember her?) is the subject of new NPR Music feature piece this week:

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Frazey Ford