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John Renbourn. Palermo Snow. One of my favorite acoustic guitar players since I discovered his masterful Black Balloon album years ago. This recent collection showcases John’s ever-growing compositional chops. Some of these tunes are practically symphonic. A guest clarinet player adds a distinctively urban flavor to several pieces.
Pat Metheny. Day Trip.…Continue
Another character who always drew my attention, and therefore had to be reckoned with in words, somehow or other. I hugely enjoyed his two two books, Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! and What Do You Care What Other People Think? when I read them years ago. After all, how many scientific…Continue
We know Mark Seelig's gifts well from his many collaborations, the latest of which are Intention (with longtime conspirator Byron Metcalf) and Tree of Life (with Loren Nerell) - both excellent albums which are well worth hearing.
But if Mark's solo album Disciple has escaped your notice, now…Continue
Grumble grumble grumble... You have been warned.
As if the streaming world wasn't enough of a ripoff for artists, here's the latest, should've-seen-it-coming development. Our reporter is Projekt's Sam Rosenthal:
"Even with the drop in income at Projekt, I was starting to lean towards an "Oh, why not?" attitude about tracks at streaming sites. If you can't beat them join them. But this week, I went ape $hit and freaked! Why? Tethered Streams! I realized "streaming" is a false…Continue