The Masterful Mr. Hancock

NOT ROCK Herbie Hancock Head Hunters 1973 | Columbia Records

Many great players have successfully crossed genres, widening the appeal of jazz to a larger and less assuming audience. And funk and R&B were fused with bebop and hard bop long before many assume. This week, I want to pay homage to the album, and [...]

Bob Dylan | Together Through Life

FRESH BAKED Bob Dylan Together Through Life 2009 | Columbia Records A-

Together Through Life is Bob Dylan’s thirty-third studio album. It’s got ten songs on it and its two most defining elements are David Hidalgo’s (Los Lobos) accordion and Dylan’s incredibly raw, increasingly desertine voice. Hidalgo’s accordion contributions are also remarkable, effortlessly maintaining that [...]

Kind of Amazing

NOT ROCK Miles Davis Kind of Blue 1959 | Columbia Records

Fifty years ago, Miles Davis did more than leave a footprint in jazz history – he left an untouchable legacy. It was the recording sessions for Kind of Blue that carved his initials into the jazz tree of life.

It’s the album that everyone [...]