Jazz Samba is Timeless Bossa Nova

7 months ago

My dive into Bossa Nova this week came as a result of a bad pick with Miles Davis Quiet Nights, so I decided to listen to the album which inspired it. Jazz Samba happened when guitarist Charlie Byrd went to Brazil and got wind of the Bossa Nova sound. He brings it back to Stan…

Quiet Nights – One of Miles’ Worst Recordings

7 months ago

As the TVs shows absolute chaos featuring Donald Trump holding up a bible, I feel like I need some sort of retreat and respite in the music of Miles Davis. Because his ability to play it cool was a revolution in itself. I picked Quiet Nights which I would find out very quickly just a…

Making Organic Techno with Brandt Brauer Frick on Echo

7 months ago

Where will we be in 50 years, and where did we come from 500 years ago? These are some of the themes I think about when listening to the latest album from 2019 by the trio Brandt Brauer Frick. Because on one hand while I feel a sense of futurism in the repetitive motifs, I…

Taking a Journey with Alice Coltrane

7 months ago

After such a great experience listening to Pharoah Sanders last week, I wanted to continue along somewhere in this path. I thought Alice Coltrane would be a good spot to pick up on the trail, and I picked Journey in Satchidananda which happens to have an appearance by Pharoah on it too. Alice was married…

Pat Metheny Continues to Shine on From This Place

7 months ago

2020 has been the year of Pat Metheny for me in terms of jazz listening. His music is so gratifying that I wouldn’t be surprised if he has some sort of fan base that would rival that of the jam bands like Phish and the Dead. Sure the attendance for his shows would be limited…