Aldous Harding — Party Ana Thema — The Optimist (2xLP w/ gatefold jacket and 180 gm vinyl) Autolux — Live @ Third Man Records Badbadnotgood — Lavender (12″ with etching on b-side, ft. Kaytranada & Snoop Dog) Big Thief — Capacity (limited edition of 500 indie exclusive white vinyl w/ gatefold jacket, Shaun Pick of […]
The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra presents a listening party of John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme”. Hosted by Clint Ashlock KCJO’s Artistic Director / Conductor. Listening starts at 6 pm followed by a discussion lead by Clint.
AIR — Twenty Years (2xLP with gatefold) Allen Toussaint — American Tunes (2xLP 140 gm audiophile vinyl ft. 3 vinyl only bonus tracks) Allen Toussaint — The Bright Mississippi (2xLP gatefold) Band of Horses — Why Are You Ok? Band of Skulls — By Default Bas — Too High To Riot Boys Noize — Mayday […]
For my final post regarding the Blue Note 75th Anniversary Reissue Series, I want to discuss what is, quite possibly, my favorite jazz album. If not of all time, then certainly my favorite of this series. McCoy Tyner was most famous for playing piano in John Coltrane’s quartet in the early 1960s. After a series […]
With the exception of Medeski Martin & Wood’s Combustication, my previous posts regarding the Blue Note 75th Anniversary Reissue Series have focused on the label’s older records. (Not that Combustication is exactly new; it was released in 1998.) This week, I want to address a couple recent releases. While jazz may have become highbrow and […]
In my last post regarding the Blue Note 75th Anniversary Reissue Series, I suggested starting with Combustication by Medeski Martin & Wood and The Sidewinder by Lee Morgan. Once again, in the spirit of helpfulness, I’d like to suggest a few other albums for you, the discerning listener. I feel that a couple other great, accessible […]
Jazz can be intimidating, what with players (and fans) geeking out on modes, tones, voicings, harmonic structures, time signatures and who played with whom. But since when did intimidation stop anyone from diving into the discographies of prolific artists like Robert Pollard, Frank Zappa, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello or Bob Dylan? Perhaps the key to […]
The Gaslight Anthem – Get Hurt (free download included) LP The Animals – The Best of (clear vinyl) LP Old Soul – S/T LP John Coltrane – Standard Coltrane LP Porter Robinson – Worlds (includes free download) LP Faltydl – In the Wild (free download included) LP Unisonic – Light of Dawn (gatefold packaging) LP […]