Category: Music

Support live music in LA…

January 27, 2010 0

One of the things I have really enjoyed since moving to Los Angeles a few years ago is the incredible wealth of skilled musicians living here. The boom years of the recording industry attracted and developed a remarkable pool of talent. One could work in music in this town for decades and still not meet…

By Eric Jensen

Rudder: Matorning

June 10, 2009 0

I’m loving the new disc by NYC-based Rudder – Matorning. This is what might happen if Eddie Harris, Medeski, Martin & Woods, Zawinul, P-Funk, and The Prodigy had a BBQ in The Fun House. Killer trippy, electro-funk wackiness. Takes me back to Miles in the 70s…

By Eric Jensen

Appaloosa Review

March 1, 2009 0

OK, I have seen enough Westerns that I am more or less done with the genre. But I am always open to something new. I am a big Robert B. Parker fan, I love Ed Harris, Jeremy Irons, Renee Zellweger and Jeff Beal’s music so I had to see Appaloosa, although I regretfully missed it…

By Eric Jensen

Harps and Angels

August 29, 2008 0

Randy Newman’s Harps and Angels is right up there with the best of his work, sardonic, poignant, clever, and filled with compassion and humor. He is able to comment on the American condition directly, without pulling his punches in a way no one else can. ‘A Few Words In Defense of Our Country’, and ‘A…

By Eric Jensen

Shelby Lynne does Bacharach

April 6, 2008 0

I’ve been listening to Shelby Lynne’s Dusty Springfield tribute, “Just A Little Lovin” quite a bit the last few days. It’s a great sounding record, beautifully under-produced by Phil Ramone. I keep returning to her version of the Bacharach/David tune ‘Anyone Who Had A Heart’. This is a very hip tune. The harmonic structure travels…

By Eric Jensen