Monthly Archives: November 2012

(Nov 30, 2012): Steve Kuhn Trio – Lotus Blossom

From the 2007 album, Live at Birdland.  Kuhn, Ron Carter and Al Foster are in fine form on this July 2006 outing at Birdland.  Here they cover Kenny Dorham’s “Lotus Blossom”.  Kuhn, of course, played in Dorham’s band for an … Continue reading

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(Nov 29, 2012): Bloodrock – Kool-Aid-Kids

K-SHE Classic.  From the 1971 album, Bloodrock 3.  Despite the creepy band name and the even creepier, but better known tune, DOA, Bloodrock still produced some decent hard rock.  This song evokes thoughts of Tom Wolf’s “Electric Kool Aid Acid … Continue reading

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(Nov 28, 2012): Ratatat – Mandy

From the 2010 album, LP4.  The liner notes indicate that this album was conceived during a recording session at Old Souls Studio in upstate New York and refined in a year of touring China, Vietnam and Cambodia.  Anyone who has … Continue reading

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(Nov 27, 2012): Roni Size/Reprazent – Dirty Beats

From the 2000 LP  In The Møde.  This was the second outing for Roni Size/Reprazent following the ground breaking New Forms with “Brown Paper Bag”.  Dynamite MC (Dominic Smith) is on vocals on this tune.  Rahzel and Zack de la Rocha … Continue reading

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(Nov 26, 2012): Buddy Miles – Them Changes

The title track from the 1970 album, Them Changes.  This was the solo debut by the former Band of Gypsy’s drummer.  This release grooves as hard as any Stax record and rocks out at the same time.  No doubt both … Continue reading

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(Nov 25, 2012): Ralph Vaughan Williams – The Lark Ascending

From the 1997 recording by the English Northern Philharmonia, David Lloyd-Jones conducting, Job/Lark Ascending. One of the most recognizable compositions by Williams, “Lark Ascending” was written in 1914 and revised (as in the habit of Williams) in 1920.  After its orchestral … Continue reading

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(Nov 24, 2012 – Sat. bonus): Eric Lindell – The Look

From the 2009 album, Gulf Coast Highway.  This is Lindell’s third release on Alligator, which became his label when he went from CA to LA (Louisiana, that is).  Lindell’s band here is anchored by the rhythm section from New Orleans … Continue reading

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