Album Picks

Smoke Fairies, “Through Low Light and Trees” by Gregory Morgan

Nov 01, 2019

My monthly music pick is Through Low Light and Trees the 2010 debut album by Smoke Fairies (V2 Cooperative Music SF001CDX). Smoke Fairies are Jessica Davies and Katherine Blamire – two women from Chichester who met in grade school and bonded over their love of CSN,

Chester and Lester by Grant Stoner

Nov 01, 2019

So yes I may have mentioned my dislike for country music, but you may not understand. It’s not the music I dislike but the singing.

Lana Del Rey, “Norman Fucking Rockwell”, by David Hicks

Sep 30, 2019

Lana Del Rey has made a career out of writing lyrics that subtly, or not (“my pussy tastes like Pepsi-Cola”), appeal to the desires of pubescent youth or simply come off as quirky/humorous to adults.  

V.S.O.P., “The Quintet”, by Larry Deniston

Sep 30, 2019

My album pick for the October, 2019 Muse is The Quintet by V.S.O.P. , 2 record set, R2-34976 on Columbia Records, 1977.  V.S.O.P.

Atomic Rooster, “In Hearing of Atomic Rooster, by Grant Stoner

Sep 20, 2019

My album pic for this month is In Hearing Of Atomic Rooster by the British rock band Atomic Rooster, Elektra records 1971, vinyl.  

Darius Rucker, “wagon wheel”, by Alon Sagee

Aug 27, 2019

There’s an entire genre of music that, up to recently, I would summarily avoid, especially as an audiophile. No, it’s not Oompah bands, Polka, or Yodeling…

Blossom Dearie, “Blossom Dearie”, by David Hicks

Aug 27, 2019

Vocalist, composer, and tickler of the ivories, Blossom Dearie’s playfully girlish voice is sometimes described as an acquired taste.  If that’s true, I think it’s because her masterful phrasing might get lost behind the subtlety of her vocal delivery- but not if you’re actually listening.  

Racer X, “Extreme Live”, by Grant Stoner

Aug 25, 2019

Lest you all think I’m some ECM jazz snob, here is my album pic for this month, Racer X, Extreme Volume Live

David’s August Music Pick- Kenney Chesney – Be As You Are

Aug 01, 2019

Kenny Chesney

Be As You Are

 

Kenney Chesney had the top-grossing country music tour of the year with his 2007 “Flip-Flop Summer Tour.”  Flip-Flop refers to just what you’d wear on your feet while walking on a beach.  

David’s July Music Pick: Jeff Sanford’s Jazz Orchestra, Nothing Wrong. The Music of Lenny Carlson

Jun 28, 2019

Jeff Sanford’s Jazz Orchestra

Nothing Wrong

The Music of Lenny Carlson

This CD’s happy brilliance is the result of a group of local world-class musicians who play together regularly and who have bribed,