Tag: Jazz

In Memory of Charlie Haden 1937-2014

Charlie Haden

There was never any doubt of Charlie Haden’s commitment to the bass and to jazz. From the iconoclastic Ornette Coleman Quartet in the late 50s to his Quartet West ensemble, Haden has remained a steadfast force in jazz, constantly changing, but always remaining true to himself and his art.  Charlie Haden died, on July 11,…

Ten Sun Ra Albums to Blow Your Mind

Sun Ra

Calling Planet Earth: Sun Ra, the Original Space Musician: Upon hearing Sun Ra’s “Constellation” in a blindfold test Brian Eno said, “I wish I had done it myself. I’m extremely envious that somebody else did it. I’d give that five [stars] actually.” Guitarist Syd Barrett reputedly blew his mind to The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun…

Thus Owls Interview on Echoes

Thus Owls

https://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/echoes.org/podcasts/EchoesPodcast-ThusOwls.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe Canadian-Swedish Band Thus Owls Talk about Turning Rocks tonight on Echoes. Thus Owls’ Erika Angell is a singer who isn’t afraid to cut loose.  Like Kate Bush and Tori Amos, she takes unexpected vocal flights, but unlike them, her voice is throatier, earthier giving her…

Echoes Goes to the Darkside

Hear an Interview with Darkside Tonight on Echoes. This past October I got to see the band Darkside at the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit.  They played before an impressively large audience in the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, considering they only had one album out, Psychic.  They’re a band that favors shadows, standing in twin cones…

Echoes Goes to the Darkside

Hear an Interview with Darkside Tonight on Echoes. This past October I got to see the band Darkside at the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit.  They played before an impressively large audience in the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, considering they only had one album out, Psychic.  They’re a band that favors shadows, standing in twin cones…

Jherek Bischoff on Echoes Podcast

Hear about Jherek Bishoff’s strange life and idiosyncratic music in the Echoes Podcast. There’s a lot of chamber music being written lately by rock musicians.  Ólafur Arnalds, Johann Johannsson, Rhian Sheehan all started out as pure rock musicians, often punk musicians.  So did Jherek Bischoff.  He’s played with people like Amanda Palmer, but on his…

Jherek Bischoff’s Chamber Pop & Deep Listening.

There’s a lot of chamber music being written lately by rock musicians.  Ólafur Arnalds, Johann Johannsson, Rhian Sheehan all started out as pure rock musicians, often punk musicians.  So did Jherek Bischoff.  He’s played with people like Amanda Palmer, but on his own he makes a chamber pop music that includes vocalists like David Byrne,…

Keith Jarrett Gets Down on His Own

Keith Jarrett’s new album, No End, is a Jam Band of one. If you’re shocked by any direction that Keith Jarrett takes, then you haven’t been paying attention.  The peripatetic pianist has recorded albums on solo pipe organ (Hymns/Spheres) and clavichord (Book of Ways). He’s recorded classical works from Bach to Mozart, including Bach’s Six…

Busking to Beauty: Ane Brun Interviewed on Echoes

Tonight on Echoes we revisit our interview with Anne Brun. Norwegian-born, Sweden-based  singer-songwriter Ane Brun creates a dreamy, folk-based music. She looks back on her 10 year career and new double CD retrospective Songs 2003-2013.  But she started out as a busker.  There are thousands of them around the world:  Musicians playing on street corners,…