Jack White has returned with a cryptic new video titled “Servings and Portions from my Boarding House Reach.” It sets the stage for his new album which is practically done.
White had previously referred to the album as “good gardening music or roofing music or, you know, back-alley stabbing music.” You decide. I’m all in.
Traffic released their debut album, Mr. Fantasy 50 years ago on December 7th, 1967.
This video produced by BBC Four reveals the magic that Traffic precipitated in a cottage in Berkshire. Loved hearing Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi reminisce.
This has been a week for unveilings from genius musician vaults. Thursday brought the news of the last archive(?) of Jimi Hendrix unreleased recordings known as Both Sides of the Sky.
Yesterday, Columbia/Legacy Recordings announced the release of Miles Davis & John Coltrane – The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 on March 23, 2018. Five Legendary 1960 Concerts (Paris, Stockholm, and Copenhagen) Officially Available For First Time in a New Box Set in Latest Volume in Award-Winning Miles Davis Bootleg Series.
The historical perspective these live recordings offer is that they mark the last time Coltrane served as Davis’ sideman making this 4-CD set a must add to my collection.
Please follow this particular link from the official Miles Davis Web site to gain valuable insight about this monumental box set.
The gift that keeps on giving is the Jimi Hendrix vault. Both Sides of the Sky is the third and final installment in a trilogy series of unissued archival recordings. This recording contains 10 previously unreleased tracks. It follows 2010’s Valleys of Neptune and 2013’s People, Hell, and Angels.
Many of the 13 tracks showcase the trio line-up that became known as Band of Gypsys: Hendrix on guitar and vocals, Billy Cox on bass and Buddy Miles on drums. “Hear My Train A Comin'” features the original line-up from the Jimi Hendrix Experience: Hendrix, bassist Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell.
Several notable guest collaborators highlight the set, including Stephen Stills, Johnny Winter and vocalist/saxophonist Lonnie Youngblood (Hendrix’s pre-fame bandmate in Curtis Knight & the Squires). Stills appears on two tracks recorded in September 1969: a cover version of Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock” (tracked months before Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s famous reworking) and the original song “$20 Fine.” Winter appears on a previously excerpted rendition of Guitar Slim’s “Things I Used to Do,” appearing here in a full, remixed version.
Engineer Eddie Kramer who worked on every Hendrix project before the guitar legend’s death has co-produced the album with John McDermott and Hendrix’s sister, Janie Hendrix.
The album will be available March 9th, 2018 via Sony Legacy Recordings on multiple formats, including CD, digital and a numbered, 180-gram audiophile double-vinyl.
Jimi Hendrix – Both Sides of the Sky Track List:
1. “Mannish Boy” (previously unreleased)
2. “Lover Man” (previously unreleased)
3. “Hear My Train A Comin'” (previously unreleased)
4. “Stepping Stone” (previously unreleased)
5. “$20 Fine” (previously unreleased, featuring Stephen Stills)
6. “Power Of Soul” (previously unavailable extended version)
7. “Jungle” (previously unreleased)
8. “Things I Used to Do” (featuring Johnny Winter)
9. “Georgia Blues” (featuring Lonnie Youngblood)
10. “Sweet Angel” (previously unreleased)
11. “Woodstock” (previously unreleased, featuring Stephen Stills)
12. “Send My Love To Linda” (previously unreleased)
13. “Cherokee Mist” (previously unreleased)
Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet’s Landfall will be released on Nonesuch Records on February 16, 2018. The piece, which was inspired by Anderson’s experience of Hurricane Sandy, is the first collaboration between the iconic storyteller/musician and the groundbreaking string quartet, who perform together on the recording. Landfall juxtaposes lush electronics and strings with Anderson’s powerful descriptions of loss, from water-logged pianos to disappearing animal species to Dutch karaoke bars.
The Washington Post calls it “riveting, gorgeous.” Pre-order to download a track now and get a limited-edition print autographed by Laurie Anderson.
George Harrison the soulful Beatle left us 16 years ago on this day.
He always creates a sense of peace in the music of our heart.
We Love and Miss You, George.