I’m saddened to hear of the death of jazz fusion legend Chick Corea at the age of 79. Here’s the story of when I was first introduced to his music (and the other artists who followed in his footsteps).
For the Picture Of The Day, I offer you a Tim Minchin twofer — a song from his new album, plus a classic from his 2011 Royal Albert Hall concert (which is now streaming on Prime Video).
My review of a documentary (streaming on Apple TV+) about the making of Bruce Springsteen’s latest album, his first with the E Street Band since 2014.
Here’s my review of a new documentary about Harry Chapin, the 1970s singer/songwriter/activist who was one of music’s greatest storytellers, with whom I always felt a personal connection.
I can’t think of anyone else who has appeared in two truly great concert movies — but David Byrne has, thanks to “American Utopia,” a filmed version of his hit Broadway show, now streaming on HBO Max. Here’s my review.
Singer/songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker died Friday at 78, so the Picture Of The Day is a clip of him singing his most famous tune, which became a hit for both the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Sammy Davis Jr.
If this Picture Of The Day bit of fun from the San Francisco Symphony doesn’t put a smile on your face, have someone check to see if you still have a pulse.
I always thought Joni Mitchell had written this song for her “Court and Spark” album, until I read an obit today about Annie Ross, who not only wrote it, but recorded it 2 decades before Joni. Here she is performing it on a Hugh Hefner TV show.