My 2019 annual write-up of the year’s best new music. I publish this post into the ether once a year to summarize what I’ve particularly liked during the last twelve months, in the hope that you might discover something new.
Tag Archives | blues
My listening habits this past year have continued to shift in a decidedly classical direction. Other things—particularly rock—quickly feel like unwelcome distractions now, giving me a kind of ‘instant listening fatigue.’ It’s never just one thing, but often boils down to the combination of […]
A surprising and delightful accomplishment: Heritage Blues Orchestra wields the full potential power of the modern blues arsenal but has the taste and restraint to deliver a varied album full of genuine dynamics, subtlety and intelligence. What often ails contemporary releases in the ‘blues’ […]
I don’t know why I had rediscovered Gary Moore in the last few months. But having recently added a few of his more recent CDs to my collection and enjoyed them tremendously, it was especially surprising and sad to hear of his untimely passing. […]
Sad news: Jeff Healey died of cancer on Sunday. Jeff, who was blind, first became famous for playing electric blues guitar, holding it across his lap. He had always been an avid collector of old jazz 78’s, and released two superb ‘revivalist’ traditional jazz […]