Michael Silverman (w/ Jeff Lorber) Human Spirit Autumn Hill Records Michael Silverman has been a jobbing composer and player of TV themes (Two And A Half Men, The Good Wife) and he and composing partner Jeff Lorber have dabbled in smooth jazz and light pop orchestrations as well as making music separately. Here they combine […]
Kenny Pore A Place Across Town Kenny Pore Sessions Smooth Jazz, Light Jazz, Dinner Jazz…it goes by many names and it’s usually awful to all but hi-fi nuts and sessions musicians (usually just the cats that played on that actual session).
Don Henley, The Boys of Summer [Single] (1984) Confession time – all this “I hate the fuckin’ Eagles shit” (and I mean that by the way, always!) – but I have a soft spot for some of the solo stuff. And I include amongst that not very much by Don Henley but most certainly this song. A banger. A gem. I dunno. […]
Sting 57th & 9th A&M Within a day or so of seeing a pretty incredible Sting (and Peter Gabriel) show I read the news that Sting was set to release a rock album; his first in over a decade. I was ready to sign up. Years of that fruit with a lute and bloody orchestral […]
I first met him (in a musical sense) with the Sting album Ten Summoner’s Tales. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing – the sharp cymbal sound, the crisp snare; the fact that Colaiuta had his head around 5/4 and 7/4 time signatures – playing in 7/8 here on St Augustine In Hell. I think […]
Joe Satriani Unstoppable Momentum Epic/RED Joe Satriani’s latest album is better than anything he’s done in years. But, hold up, is that actually (even) a compliment? You see there was a band called Chickenfoot. There have been innumerable G3 tours where Satriani continues to headline despite often being the worst player on the bill. And […]
Alf, Stuck On Earth 12” (1987) I loved Alf – the TV show. And so I purchased the 12” Stuck On Earth single released under his name. What a ridiculous thing to own. It was played a couple of times – and giggled at (as an 11 year old was wont to do at the […]