Monthly Archives: February 2015

(Feb. 23, 2015): Yo Yo Ma – Once Upon A Time in the West

From the 2004 album, Yo Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone.  This is the main theme the Sergio Leone Suite.

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(Feb. 22, 2015): The Black & White Years – Power to Change

From the self-titled 2008 album, The Black and White Years.  Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads) produced this debut LP after seeing the band at SXSW in 2007.  Harrison brought in Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty) to play drums because the band was … Continue reading

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(Feb. 21, 2015): Curtis Fuller – Crankin’

The title track from the 1973 album, Crankin’.  A pair from Return to Forever play on this four song LP – a young Stanley Clark puts in an appearance on bass and Lenny White is on drums.

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(Feb. 20, 2015): Billy Bragg & Wilco – California Stars

From the 1998 album, Mermaid Avenue — the well known collaborative project organized by Woody Guthrie’s daughter Nora that consists of previously unrecorded Guthrie lyrics put to music by Wilco and Bragg. A second volume followed in 2000. Corey Harris on steel … Continue reading

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(Feb. 7, 2015): Elvis Costello – So Like Candy

From the 1991 album, Mighty Like A Rose.  This was the single of the LP, which did not chart, and was written in collaboration with Paul McCartney.

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(Feb. 6, 2015): Blasted Mechanism – Hand Full of Nothing (feat. Dealema)

From the 2005 album, Avatara.  To quote discogs, this Portuguese band “is known for their highly theatrical live shows that involve elaborate & extravagant alien-themed costumes utilizing inventive concepts and instruments. In addition, they have developed their own dialect known … Continue reading

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(Feb. 5, 2015): The Gerry Mulligan Quartet – Bernie’s Tune

From the 1953 self-titled Pacific Jazz 10″ LP, Gerry Mulligan Quartet.  Chet Baker on trumpet, Chico Hamilton on drums, Bob Whitlock on bass.  Classic.

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