By Armand Lewis In 1947, tenor saxophonist Jimmy Giuffre wrote a composition featuring a four-part harmony arrangement for the saxophone section of the Woody Herman Orchestra. Though Giuffre was not a member of Herman’s band at the time, saxophonists Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Herbie Steward and Serge Chaloff were. The resulting 78rpm record, titled Four […]
In 1967 Carole King joined the proto-folk group The City. Light In The Attic has reissued their 1968 album, Now That Everything Been Said By Harvey Kubernik The Light In The Attic record label in late 2015 reissued the Lou Adler-produced 1968 album Now That Everything’s Been Said by The City, a music unit formed […]
Her latest album features songs written by Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Linda Perry, Jimmy Webb, Desmond Child and others By Harvey Kubernik Vocalist Darlene Love has released her first new album in decades, Introducing Darlene Love. Produced and arranged by artist/producer and member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, (Little) Steven Van Zandt, the album […]
Carlos Santana builds his legacy with a new album, Santana IV and a new memoir, The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light By Harvey Kubernik For more than four decades—from Carlos Santana’s earliest days as a groundbreaking Afro-Latin-blues-rock fusion outfit in San Francisco—Carlos has been the visionary force behind artistry that transcends musical genres […]
A PRINCE AMONG MEN I saw Prince open for the Rolling Stones at the Los Angeles Coliseum in 1981. He got boo’d off the stage. I couldn’t understand why because to me he was the 2nd coming of Jimi Hendrix. And I’m, a Zappa fan. The loss of so many of my musical heroes this […]
Through the early and mid twentieth century, popular music may have become ubiquitous on radio and on 78rpm records, but there were few print publications that discussed music, the musicians who made it, or trends within genres of music itself. While Billboard magazine covered the music industry as a business the same way The Wall Street Journal covers the financial world, there were really no general interest publications that regularly included coverage of music written for the general public’s point of view.
Take a look at the high end turntable offerings on display at the midewest’s premier high end audio show By Gary Katayama Why would anyone leave the beautiful spring beach weather in Playa del Rey to go to cold and drizzly Rosemont Illinois? Answer: to go to Axpona, the premier high end audio show in […]