Our guide to the month’s best jazz releases.
Gregg Allman, singer of the legendary Allman Brothers Band, passed away due to complications from liver cancer. Too much rock and roll can, indeed, kill you, but he leaves an exceptional body of work behind, especially this smoking track from a Fillmore East performance in 1970.
Thanks to Orlando Greenhill, who shared this originally.
What a disheartening thought…
Thanks to my Galician brother, Andres, for sending me this link from NPR.
AMOT… wish a hearty congratulations to Gretchen McCulloch for five years of collecting truly wonderful resources for linguistics geeks (like yours truly).
Shame on me for not knowing so much about the work of Robert Scott Thompson. I had the pleasure of hearing his work via samples over on Soundcloud, but it wasn’t until recently that I thought to properly explore one of his albums. There’s nothing quite like hearing these pieces in their proper context.
It’s not fair to compare Thompson’s work to artists like Steve Roach or Robert Rich, both masters of their field, because there’s something quite bright about this. This isn’t ‘dark’ ambient, but a rather powerful, uplifting sort of music. There is a warm thread throughout the music, and after a few listens, the album really began to reverberate inside of me.
I’m very much looking forward to exploring more of his work.