On the next Galactic Travels, the month-long Special Focus on Modulator ESP concludes. The Featured CD at Midnight will be disk two from "The Sound of Walking Backwards Into Infinity," a self-released title.
On the next Galactic Travels, the month-long Special Focus on Modulator ESP continues. The Featured CD at Midnight will be disk one from "The Sound of Walking Backwards Into Infinity," a self-released title.
The PA Blues Festival celebrates 24 years of Blues in the Poconos! Host Jack Adams speaks with Pennsylvania Blues Festival producer and organizer Michael Cloeren about this year's festival at Split Rock Resort in Lake Harmony, running July 24-26. For more information: PennsylvaniaBluesFestival.com
If you didn't find any new albums on iTunes or in your local music store earlier this week, it's because beginning July 10, new music around the world is being released on Fridays.
For more than 25 years, Tuesday has been the standard release day for new albums in America — a tradition Keith Caulfield, co-director of charts at Billboard, says had a lot to do with shipping in the pre-digital era.
Willie Ruff is a master of both the bass and the French horn, which he reveals to be a singularly beautiful jazz instrument. Trained as a classical musician, Ruff studied with Paul Hindemith at the Yale School of Music and signed as first horn with the Tel Aviv Symphony. He went on to team up with pianist Dwike Mitchell, with whom he formed the Mitchell-Ruff Duo and toured worldwide.
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Girlpool's Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad perform in unison: They play their guitars that way — Tucker on lead, Tividad on bass — and they sing the same angsty, funny words simultaneously, or as if emulating a nursery-rhyme-style round, a la "Row Row Row Your Boat."
You know how some older "legacy" artists program their concerts like a greatest-hits collection? Duke Ellington did some of that as he was getting older — people wanted to hear the Maestro lead "Satin Doll" and "Mood Indigo," after all — but he never stopped writing new music, either. And his late works didn't stop pushing his own boundaries.
This song couldn't have been released as anything other than a single. A full-length album would collapse under the plaintive, heartbreaking weight of Sara Rachele's "Rebecca," and picking songs to cushion it in a track list would be nearly impossible.