Dan Hicks & his Hot Licks
I was sadden recently at the news that yet another one my musical influences has passed away. “Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks” was a very original group fronted by Hicks in the 70’s. The group’s melding of ’40’s swing, jazzy instrumentation and somewhat comic, tongue-in-cheek compositions and performances was not lost on me and others…. Continue reading Dan Hicks : How can we miss You if you don’t go away
I came across this video of the Rosenberg Trio and was quickly reminded of my fascination for gypsy jazz guitar aka jazz manouche. The most well known hero of this style is Django Reinhardt. As a young adult, I was first introduced to this infectious style of gypsy jazz playing by Continue reading The Rosenberg Trio and the Quintette du Hot Club de France
The Addition Studio featured in Local ADK magazine.
Special thanks to Julie Canepa for her fine article detailing the genesis, philosophy and day to day workings of the studio. Local ADK is a classy, quarterly publication…… Continue reading The Addition studio featured in local adk magazine
Interesting video shot in Telluride, Colorado. I have always liked the pairing of these two instruments. There is a large range between the frequency response of the mandolin and acoustic stand up bass that allows for a very unique and uncluttered sound. Pretty cool………
Jazz performer Melody Gardot
A nicely filmed and recorded video of Melody Gardot in the studio playing and singing her composition Worrisome Heart. For those who are not familiar with Melody’s career, check it out, its an interesting story. One of my favorite female vocalists.
Terrific recording of her and the band. Talk about close miking!
B. B. King
What can one say that hasn’t already been discussed. The man had an amazing presence, talent, humility and history. Not just a rags to riches story, B.B. King spent his entire adult life touring with his band, promoting the soul and depth of the blues. He became a fitting Ambassador to the music he learned, lived and loved. Continue reading Godspeed Riley B. King
Harman Kardon T 65C turntable
I am still going through my collection of vinyl, and I continue to marvel how great they sound. I have to give some of that credit to myself for keeping the collection in good shape, but I can’t ignore how well this turntable from the ’80s has held up and performs as if brand new………………….. Continue reading Who still listens to Vinyl ? Harmon Kardon T65C