Elliott Fienberg

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Pat Metheny Continues to Shine on From This Place
2 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…

Getting Weird with Hermeto Pascoal on Zubumbe-Bum-A
2 months ago

I only discovered Hermeto Pascoal recently, although I had seen his iconic face on videos before in which he’s recording the sounds of playing with water, similar to a kid blowing bubbles with a straw. This album Zubumbe-Bum-A was a real standout for me. It had me think of Hermeto as some sort of Brazillian…

Chilling with Norah Jones on Day Breaks
2 months ago

After listening to Ravi Shankar, it made sense to head over to the music of his daughter, Norah Jones. I went for Day Breaks because I wanted something more recent by her, but not her latest recording. I was very impressed by this choice of Day Breaks. Her voice is very soothing, and you also…

Lifting the Spirit with Ravi Shankar
2 months ago

My listening journey for the week of May 24th, 2020 began with Ravi Shankar. Taking the time to listen to Shankar’s music will possibly reveal how little one knows about Indian music. That was the case for me. I wanted to select an album going as way back as possible, so I went for Music…

Reaching New Heights with Elevation by Pharoah Sanders
2 months ago

If I tread carefully with experimental music, I have probably treaded the most carefully with anything from the world of Free Jazz. While I know how awesome John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme is, in the past I’ve had issues with screeching saxophones. However the beauty of trying to listen to an album every day, as…

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