This is, I believe, a first. Nestling among the musical paraphernalia on the front cover of Pat Metheny’s new album Orchestrion is an unusual artefact, at once both at home there and also strangely out of place. Can you spot it? All is revealed after the jump.
Rewiring Genesis is a re-imagining of Genesis’s 1974 concept double album, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, which: …tells the surreal story of a half-Puerto Rican juvenile delinquent named Rael living in New York City, who is swept underground to face bizarre creatures and nightmarish dangers in order to rescue his brother John. Of course! […]
The Onion’s A.V. Club today has an interview with Stax legend Booker T. Jones, whose new album Potato Hole has just been released. Jones has forged a successful career since the 1960s, and in common with many artists, he has come to rely on 21st century technologies, including Sibelius. Here’s an excerpt: AVC: What was […]
I stumbled across the blog of San Francisco-based multi-instrumentalist Kirk Hamilton, curiously named Murfins and Burglars, this afternoon (what’s a murfin?), and I’m glad I did. Kirk is a talented musician who looks to be quite well-known on the scene in San Francisco, both as a solo artist and as part of the band Squaretape. […]
I received a note from Sibelius user Dave Hanson about his new album, Just a Little Taste. He says: I’ve just completed a CD of orchestral backgrounds for the jazz trumpet player Al Hood (my colleague at the University of Denver), including arrangements and original compositions of mine. Much of it is in the the […]