Chick Corea

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).

POTD: Tim Minchin

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).

Movie Review: A Harry Chapin Documentary

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.

Movie Review: “American Utopia”

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.

POTD: Jerry Jeff Walker

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.

POTD: Annie Ross, “Twisted”

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.

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