The Distance – Michael Formanek and Ensemble Kolossus ECM (2016) Personnel: Loren Stillman (alto saxophone, flute) Oscar Noriega (alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet) Chris Speed (tenor saxophone, clarinet) Brian Settles (tenor saxophone, flute) Tim Berne (baritone saxophone) Dave Ballou (trumpet) Ralph Alessi (trumpet) Shane Endsley (trumpet) Kirk Knuffke (cornet) Alan Ferber (trombone) Jacob Garchik (trombone) […]
Scotty Moore, the pioneering rock ‘n’ roll guitarist whose fluid picking propelled Elvis Presley’s first recordings for Sun Records, died Tuesday in Nashville, according to Memphis newspaper the Commercial Appeal. He was 84. Moore was a member of a local country combo in Memphis when he was drafted by Sun owner Sam Phillips to support……
This year, four science fiction-loving booksellers will delve into Fantastic Planets, Forbidden Zones, and Lost Continents: The 100 Greatest Science-Fiction Films, the new book by film historian Douglas Brode. They’ll watch the movies, read Brode’s take, and tell you – point blank – how they feel about all of it. #35 on Douglas Brode’s list of […]
Françoise Hardy in repose You can labor shoulder to shoulder with someone for days, weeks and years on end, share life’s joys and travails, get into and out of all manner of scrapes (these latter usually initiated by said comrade) and, ultimately, feel that a true rapport has been earned, that you really know who […]
First, a debt of thanks to our friends at Heathen Harvest. Yes, we have some differences politically, religiously and socially, but Paddy has done a sterling job in bringing some amazing music to the forefront of the underground music scene. We wish them continued success.
HH recently reviewed a new release by Belarusian folk-metal band Piarevaracien. I had never heard anything from them until today, and though I normally don’t find much interest in the metal work, folk-metal is too intriguing for me to ignore. You find old Belarusian rhythms, including bagpipe music, mixed with a very thoughtful metal compositions.
There’s quite a lot of this sort of music floating around these days, and I’d say most of it is good. This one is particularly so.