A Few Words About “Combo 66”

JOHN SCOFIELD, Combo 66 (Verve, 2018) PERSONNEL: John Scofield (guitar), Gerald Clayton (piano and organ), Vincente Archer (bass), Bill Stewart…

The Gigs I Loved in 2018

To know me is to know I love live music. I hold studio recordings in the highest regard. But there’s…

What Lies Ahead in 2019

For once, I’m not one of those people eager to put the previous year behind me so I can start…

A Few Words about “Meltdown”

KING CRIMSON, Meltdown: Live in Mexico DGM Records (2018) PERSONNEL — Robert Fripp (guitar), Jakko Jakszyk (guitar, flute and vocals),…

Five Fave Albums from 2018

I’ve never cared for “Best” lists. Their subjectivity is beyond the pale. To declare something the “best” is to imply…

The Africa Irony

As an African-American man who grew up in the 1970s, I was raised by parents who ensured I was proud…