sábado, 31 de octubre de 2020

J.J. Cale "Essentials"

 



John Weldon Cale1​ (Oklahoma City, 5 de diciembre de 1938 - La Jolla, California, 26 de julio de 2013), más conocido como JJ Cale o J.J. Cale, fue un músico y compositor estadounidense y uno de los fundadores del sonido Tulsa, un género musical con influencias del blues, del rockabilly, del country y del jazz. El estilo personal de Cale ha sido descrito a menudo como «relajado» (laid back) y sus canciones han sido ampliamente versionadas por artistas como Eric Clapton, Phish, Jerry García, Waylon Jennings, Lynyrd Skynyrd, John Mayer y Bobby Bare. Cale nació el 5 de diciembre de 1938 en Oklahoma City.​ Creció en Tulsa, Oklahoma y se graduó en la escuela secundaria en 1956. Junto a otros músicos jóvenes de Tulsa, Cale se trasladó a Los Ángeles a comienzos de la década de 1960, donde comenzó a trabajar como ingeniero de sonido en diferentes estudios.2​ Debido a su poco éxito como artista, regresó a Tulsa y consideró abandonar la industria musical hasta que Eric Clapton ejecutó una nueva versión de «After Midnight» en 1970. Su primer álbum, Naturally, estableció su propio estilo musical, descrito por Richard Cromelin en Los Angeles Times como «un híbrido único de blues, folk y jazz, marcado por surcos relajados, la guitarra fluida de Cale y una voz lacónica. Su uso temprano de cajas de ritmos y su mezcla poco convencional dio una calidad distintiva y atemporal a su trabajo y lo situó aparte del paquete del purismo musical de las raíces del americana».​ En 2013, Neil Young comentó que de todos los músicos que había escuchado, Cale era, junto a Jimi Hendrix, el mejor guitarrista eléctrico.​ Algunas fuentes citan incorrectamente su nombre real como Jean-Jacques Cale ​ En el documental To Tulsa and Back: On Tour with J.J. Cale, el músico habló sobre Elmer Valentine, copropietario de la discoteca Whisky a Go Go de Sunset Strip, quien lo contrató a mediados de la década de 1960 y fue el responsable del acrónimo JJ para evitar confusión con John Cale, miembro de Velvet Underground. Su mayor éxito en los Estados Unidos, "Crazy Mama", alcanzó el puesto 22 en la lista Billboard Hot 100 en 1972. En el documental To Tulsa and Back, Cale relató que recibió una oportunidad para aparecer en el programa American Bandstand para promocionar la canción. Cale declinó la oferta cuando supo que no podía llevar a su grupo y que tenía que cantar en playback.​ Cale también fue conocido por su rechazo y aversión al estrellato, a las giras largas, y a las grabaciones periódicas. Fue un artista de culto para los músicos, y relativamente desconocido para el público durante los últimos 35 años. El lanzamiento de su álbum To Tulsa and Back en 2004, así como la aparición en el Festival Crossroads de Eric Clapton en 2006 y el estreno del documental To Tulsa and Back: On Tour with J.J. Cale, acercaron su discografía a un nuevo público, más joven y más amplio. Además, esta publicidad siguió hasta finales de 2006, cuando publicó un álbum en colaboración con Clapton, The Road to Escondido, que ganó el Grammy al mejor álbum contemporáneo de blues en la 50ª edición de los premios en 2008. El 26 de julio de 2013, Cale falleció en el Scripps Hospital de La Jolla, California a consecuencia de un ataque al corazón.​ En agosto de 2018 se anunció el lanzamiento de Stay Around, un álbum póstumo con material inédito mezclado y producido por el propio Cale, finalmente publicado en abril de 2019. El primer sencillo, "Chasing You", fue estrenado el 31 de enero de 2019.​


John Weldon "J. J." Cale (December 5, 1938 – July 26, 2013) was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Though he avoided the limelight, his influence as a musical artist has been widely acknowledged by figures such as Mark Knopfler, Neil Young and Eric Clapton, who described him as "one of the most important artists in the history of rock". He is considered to be one of the originators of the Tulsa Sound, a loose genre drawing on blues, rockabilly, country, and jazz. In 2008, Cale, along with Clapton, received a Grammy Award for their album The Road to Escondido. John Cale was born on December 5, 1938, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and graduated from Tulsa Central High School in 1956. As well as learning to play the guitar he began studying the principles of sound engineering while still living with his parents in Tulsa, where he built himself a recording studio. After graduation he was drafted into military service, studying at the Air Force Air Training Command in Rantoul, Illinois. Cale recalled, "I didn't really want to carry a gun and do all that stuff so I joined the Air Force and what I did is I took technical training and that's kind of where I learned a little bit about electronics." Cale's knowledge of mixing and sound recording turned out to play an important role in creating the distinctive sound of his studio albums. Along with a number of other young Tulsa musicians, Cale moved to Los Angeles in late 1964, where he found employment as a studio engineer as well as playing at bars and clubs. He managed to land a regular gig at the increasingly popular Whisky a Go Go in March 1965. In 1966, while living in the city, he cut a demo single (in those days professional demos were actual 45 rpm vinyl singles) with Liberty Records of his composition "After Midnight". He distributed copies of the single to his Tulsa musician friends living in Los Angeles, many of whom were successfully finding work as session musicians. He found little success as a recording artist and, not being able to make enough money as a studio engineer, he sold his guitar and returned to Tulsa in late 1967, where he joined a band with Tulsa musician Don White. In 1970 it came to his attention that Eric Clapton had recorded a cover of "After Midnight" on his debut album. It was suggested to Cale that he should take advantage of this publicity and cut a record of his own. His first album, Naturally, released in December 1971, established his style, described by Los Angeles Times writer Richard Cromelin as a "unique hybrid of blues, folk and jazz, marked by relaxed grooves and Cale's fluid guitar and iconic vocals. His early use of drum machines and his unconventional mixes lend a distinctive and timeless quality to his work and set him apart from the pack of Americana roots music purists." In his 2003 biography Shakey, Neil Young remarked, "Of all the players I ever heard, it's gotta be [Jimi] Hendrix and J. J. Cale who are the best electric guitar players." In the 2005 documentary To Tulsa and Back: On Tour with J.J. Cale, Cale's guitar style is characterized by Eric Clapton as "really, really minimal" adding "it's all about finesse". His biggest U.S. hit single, "Crazy Mama", peaked at #22 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1972. In the 2005 documentary film To Tulsa and Back, Cale recounts the story of being offered the opportunity to appear on Dick Clark's American Bandstand to promote the song, which would have moved it higher on the charts. Cale declined when told he could not bring his band to the recording and would be required to lip-sync the words. Cale moved to California in 1980 and became a recluse, living in a trailer without a telephone. His 1983 album #8 was poorly received and he asked to be released from his contract with PolyGram. When later asked how he had spent the 1980s he replied: "Mowing the lawn and listening to Van Halen and rap. Cale often acted as his own producer / engineer / session player. His vocals, sometimes whispery, would be buried in the mix. He attributed his unique sound to being a recording mixer and engineer, saying, "Because of all the technology now you can make music yourself and a lot of people are doing that now. I started out doing that a long time ago and I found when I did that I came up with a unique sound." His catalogue is published by independent music publishers Fairwood Music Imternational. On August 10, 2018 it was announced on his official website and Facebook page that a posthumous album of previously unreleased material would be released later in the year. On what would have been Cale's 80th birthday on December 5, his Facebook page announced that the album would be released in the spring of 2019. The new album is called Stay Around with its release date set as April 26, 2019. "Chasing You" (2:58), the first single from the album, was digitally released on January 31, 2019[20] and was released physically as a vinyl single on Record Store Day on April 13, 2019.[citation needed] The title track "Stay Around" (3:05) was digitally released on March 20, 2019. Death Cale died at the age of 74 in San Diego, California, on July 26, 2013, after suffering a heart attack. He was survived by his wife Christine Lakeland, whom he married in 1995.

viernes, 30 de octubre de 2020

Nuevo disco de Yes "The Royal Affair Tour (Live In Las Vegas)"

 



Yes es una banda inglesa de rock progresivo, formada en 1968 en Londres. Adquirió fama internacional durante la década de 1970 erigiéndose como uno de los pilares del género junto a grupos como Rush, Pink Floyd, Camel, Genesis, Focus, King Crimson y Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Influenciados en sus inicios por grupos como The Beatles, The Who, The Moody Blues o Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, rápidamente evolucionaron hacia un estilo propio caracterizado por complejas y recargadas armonías, la fusión de elementos del jazz y música clásica,[cita requerida] la creación de melódicas canciones y letras caracterizadas por su contenido enigmático, esotérico, onírico y poético, escritas mayormente por el vocalista, Jon Anderson. Más duros y menos teatrales que Genesis, aunque más progresivos que Rush o Jethro Tull, el rock de Yes marcaría la historia del rock progresivo inglés con clásicos como The Yes Album, Fragile, Close to the Edge y Relayer.


Tras el gran éxito de su gira americana de 2019, YES lanzará The Royal Affair Tour: Live From Las Vegas a través de BMG Records el 30 de octubre. Los fanáticos ansiosos podrán hacerse con los formatos físicos a partir del 2 de octubre si se solicitan exclusivamente a través de YES Store. Los formatos son: funda digital en CD con folleto de 12 páginas; Plegable 2LP con libreta de 12 ”y digital. Todas las giras de conciertos de YES son eventos especiales para sus legiones de fanáticos y The Royal Affair Tour no fue una excepción, concebida como una maravillosa celebración de lo mejor de la música progresiva británica. Los invitados en la gira fueron Asia (con el tecladista de YES Geoff Downes y una aparición especial de Steve Howe), John Lodge de The Moody Blues y ELP Legacy de Carl Palmer con Arthur Brown.


Yes are an English progressive rock band formed in London in 1968 by singer Jon Anderson, bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Peter Banks, keyboardist Tony Kaye, and drummer Bill Bruford. The band has undergone numerous formations throughout its history; nineteen musicians have been full-time members. Since June 2015, it has consisted of guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes, singer Jon Davison, and bassist Billy Sherwood. Yes have explored several musical styles over the years, and are most notably regarded as progressive rock pioneers. Yes began performing original songs and rearranged covers of rock, pop, blues and jazz songs, as evident on their first two albums. A change of direction in 1970 led to a series of successful progressive rock albums until their disbanding in 1981, their most successful being The Yes Album (1971), Fragile (1971) and Close to the Edge (1972). Yes toured as a major rock act that earned the band a reputation for their elaborate stage sets, light displays, and album covers designed by Roger Dean. The success of "Roundabout", the single from Fragile, cemented their popularity across the decade and beyond. In 1983, Yes reformed with a new line-up that included Trevor Rabin and a more commercial and pop-oriented musical direction. The result was 90125 (1983), their highest-selling album, which contained the U.S. number-one single, "Owner of a Lonely Heart". From 1990 to 1992, Yes were an eight-member formation after they merged with Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe for Union (1991) and its tour. Since 1994, Yes have released albums with varied levels of success and completed tours from 1994 to 2004. After a four-year hiatus, they resumed touring in 2008 and continue to release albums; their most recent is Heaven & Earth (2014). In 2016, a new group of former Yes members began touring and named themselves Yes Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman. Yes are one of the most successful, influential, and longest-lasting progressive rock bands. They have sold 13.5 million RIAA-certified albums in the US. In 1985, they won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance with "Cinema", and received five Grammy nominations between 1985 and 1992. They were ranked No. 94 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. Yes have headlined annual progressive rock-themed cruises since 2013 named Cruise to the Edge. Their discography spans 21 studio albums. In April 2017, Yes were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which chose to induct current and former members Anderson, Squire, Bruford, Kaye, Howe, Wakeman, White and Rabin.
Following the huge success of their 2019 American tour, YES will release The Royal Affair Tour: Live From Las Vegas via BMG Records on October 30. Eager fans will be able to get hold of the physical formats starting October 2 if they are ordered exclusively through the YES Store. The formats are: digital CD sleeve with 12-page brochure; 2LP folding with 12 ”and digital notebook. All YES concert tours are special events for their legions of fans and The Royal Affair Tour was no exception, conceived as a wonderful celebration of the best of British progressive music. Guests on the tour were Asia (with YES keyboardist Geoff Downes and a guest appearance by Steve Howe), The Moody Blues' John Lodge and Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy with Arthur Brown.

nuevo disco de Neil Young "The Times"



Neil Percival Young (Toronto, Ontario, 12 de noviembre de 1945)​ es un músico y compositor canadiense, considerado ampliamente como uno de los más influyentes de su generación.7​8​ Comenzó su carrera musical en Canadá en 1960 con grupos como The Squires y The Mynah Birds, antes de trasladarse en 1966 a California para fundar Buffalo Springfield con Stephen Stills y Richie Furay.​ En 1968 inició una carrera en solitario que abarca más de 45 años y 39 álbumes de estudio hasta 2016, con una continua exploración de diferentes géneros musicales, especialmente durante la década de 1980, cuando experimentó con estilos como el blues y el rockabilly.​ Ingresó en el Salón de la Fama del Rock and Roll como miembro de Buffalo Springfield y artista en solitario, descrito como «uno de los mejores compositores e intérpretes de rock and roll».​ Su trabajo se caracteriza por unas letras marcadamente personales,​ en ocasiones con crítica social y posiciones antibelicistas,​ y por su voz de tenor-alto. Aunque toca instrumentos como el piano, el banjo y la armónica,​ su trabajo se caracteriza por un distintivo empleo de las guitarras acústica y eléctrica, y en particular por el uso de una Gibson Les Paul de 1953 modificada y apodada Old Black.14​15​ Su trabajo más reconocido se divide en dos estilos musicales: el acústico, con canciones folk y country rock como «Heart of Gold» y «Old Man»,​ y el eléctrico, con canciones rock y hard rock como «Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)» y «Rockin' in the Free World», interpretadas principalmente con el grupo Crazy Horse y caracterizadas por una alta distorsión del sonido.​ A partir de la década de 1990 adoptó elementos de estilos como el grunge, y su influencia en bandas como Nirvana o Pearl Jam le valió el sobrenombre de «el padrino del grunge».​ Como director cinematográfico publicó, siempre bajo el seudónimo de Bernard Shakey, largometrajes como Journey Through the Past, Rust Never Sleeps, Human Highway, Greendale y CSNY Déjà Vu Es también un destacado defensor de causas humanitarias y ambientales, y en 1985 fundó Farm Aid con Willie Nelson y John Mellencamp para ayudar económicamente a los granjeros de Estados Unidos en riesgo de exclusión social.​ Un año después fundó con Pegi Young una organización educativa para niños con discapacidades psíquicas llamada The Bridge School, que financia con la recaudación de los Bridge School Festival, una serie de conciertos benéficos anuales.​ Young contrajo matrimonio en cuatro ocasiones: en 1970 con Susan Acevedo; en 1971 con la actriz Carrie Snodgress, con quien tuvo un hijo de nombre Zeke; en 1978 con Pegi Morton, con quien tuvo dos hijos, Ben y Amber Jean; y en 2018 con la actriz Daryl Hannah.21​ Tras residir más de cincuenta años en los Estados Unidos, primero en Redwood City (California) y luego en Telluride (Colorado), se convirtió en ciudadano estadounidense al adoptar la doble nacionalidad en enero de 2020​


 La colección de siete pistas captura el "Episodio de Porch" de la serie Fireside Sessions de Young de julio. Esa actuación introdujo a los fans a la versión actualizada de "Lookin 'for a Leader 2020", que modifica la letra para apuntar específicamente a Trump y al clima político actual de Estados Unidos en 2020. El EP toma su nombre de otra pista destacada: una versión de Bob Dylan clásico "Los tiempos están cambiando". El Times se completa con cinco cortes de varias etapas en el catálogo de Young, todos los cuales son particularmente relevantes para la actualidad: "Ohio", "Alabama", "Southern Man", "Campaigner" y el corte de Homegrown "Little Wing".

El icónico compositor ofrece una selección de temas de todo su catálogo, interpretados en vivo en su casa y grabados con un iPad. Suena tan crudamente casero como cabría esperar.



Neil Percival Young OC OM[4][5] (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter, musician, and activist. After embarking on a music career in the 1960s, he moved to Los Angeles, joining Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and others. Since his early solo albums and those with his backing band Crazy Horse, Young has been prolific, recording a steady stream of studio and live albums. Young has received several Grammy and Juno Awards. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted him twice: in 1995 as a solo artist and in 1997 as a member of Buffalo Springfield. In 2000, Rolling Stone named Young the 34th greatest rock 'n roll artist. His guitar work, deeply personal lyrics and signature tenor singing voice define his long career. He also plays piano and harmonica on many albums, which frequently combine folk, rock, country and other musical styles. His often distorted electric guitar playing, especially with Crazy Horse, earned him the nickname "Godfather of Grunge" and led to his 1995 album Mirror Ball with Pearl Jam. More recently he has been backed by Promise of the Real. His 21 albums and singles have been certified Gold and Platinum in U.S by RIAA certification. Young directed (or co-directed) films using the pseudonym Bernard Shakey, including Journey Through the Past (1973), Rust Never Sleeps (1979), Human Highway (1982), Greendale (2003), and CSNY/Déjà Vu (2008). He also contributed to the soundtracks of the films Philadelphia (1993) and Dead Man (1995). Young has lived in California since the 1960s but retains Canadian citizenship He was awarded the Order of Manitoba on July 14, 2006, and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on December 30, 2009. He became a United States citizen, taking dual citizenship, on January 22, 2020.

The seven-track collection captures the “Porch Episode” of Young’s Fireside Sessions series from back in July. That performance introduced fans to the updated version of “Lookin’ for a Leader 2020”, which reworks the lyrics to specifically target Trump and the current US political climate in 2020. The EP takes its name from another featured track: a cover of Bob Dylan’s classic “The Times They Are A-Changin’”. The Times is rounded out by five cuts from various stages in Young’s catalog, all of which are particularly relevant to today: “Ohio”, “Alabama”, “Southern Man”, “Campaigner”, and the Homegrown cut “Little Wing”. The iconic songwriter offers a selection of tunes from across his catalog, performed live in his house and recorded with an iPad. It sounds as starkly homemade as you’d expect.

miércoles, 28 de octubre de 2020

Nuevo disco de Joe Bonamasa " Royal Tea"

 


Desde el título del álbum hasta la elección de Abbey Road Studios como lugar de grabación, Joe Bonamassa hace todo lo posible por canalizar el aura de la gran explosión del blues británico en su último LP, Royal Tea. Sin querer parecer tibio en lo más mínimo acerca de su enfoque, Bonamassa incluso solicita un poco de ayuda en la escritura colaborativa del ex letrista de Cream Pete Brown, el guitarrista de Whitesnake Bernie Marsden y Jools Holland. Con el escenario saturado de decoración inglesa, los oyentes podrían estar esperando un conjunto de "casi portadas" de finales de los 60 con un tono increíblemente cercano a las ofertas de esa época. Bonamassa y compañía evitan un homenaje torpe al género y, en cambio, optan por sutiles inyecciones e inflexiones del estilo en diez pistas originales que sonarían tan frescas en generaciones pasadas como lo hacen hoy. Hay breves guiños a los famosos lamidos de antaño, indicios de Jeff Beck que se encuentran en solos distorsionados y ecos del tono aireado de Clapton en pasajes más lentos, pero estos surgen de manera orgánica y nunca se sienten forzados o imitados. Royal Tea no se fija en tempos, tonos o acompañamiento. Abriendo con cuerdas orquestales, "When One Door Opens" combina la introducción barroca con un riff principal pesado y una débil voz femenina para crear un paisaje sonoro muy amplio. La batería de Anton Fig anuncia la segunda mitad de la composición en la que Bonamassa decora con algunos rellenos de guitarra fuzzed-wah. Igualmente pesado es el siguiente "Royal Tea". Lamidas de guitarra puntuadas y las ráfagas de Hammond Organ de Reese Wynans impulsan la inteligente interacción de llamada y respuesta de los versos entre Bonamassa y los coristas.

El resto del álbum no es tan evidente en su exhibición de ciertos aspectos de la influencia británica, pero el poder general y la composición enfocada son constantes. Un número más lento como el sencillo “Why Does It Take So Long To Say Goodbye” se mantiene tenso a través de una estructura única y una fuerte dinámica de estribillo / estribillo. Incluso en las secciones instrumentales más largas y relajadas, la interpretación de Bonamassa sigue siendo aguda y no serpentea. Quizás el tramo más interesante del LP es la ejecución final de cuatro canciones en la que ninguna de las canciones suena remotamente igual. "No pensé que ella lo haría" podría ser lo mejor del grupo con su genial introducción y sus elegantes voces afectadas por altavoces giratorios. La pista de doble riff de carga dura cuenta con un par de cambios creativos y algunos de los mejores trabajos en solitario de Bonamassa. Más lento y menos electrificado en tono e instrumentación, el ominoso "Beyond The Silence" presenta la mejor interpretación vocal del conjunto y el excelente trabajo de Wynans. Otra vez diferente es el final acústico conciso, "Savannah", estilísticamente se aparta del abridor del álbum. La mayoría de los matices británicos del Royal Tea no están esparcidos por la superficie, sino que se entrelazan sutilmente. En cierto modo, esto es de esperar, ya que el blues británico, no el blues americano, atrapó al joven Bonamassa y siempre ha influido en su estilo y su forma de tocar la guitarra. Cuando se contrasta con la nostalgia básica, las canciones originales y los matices artísticos suelen ganar el día como lo hacen aquí. La voluntad de volver a concebir esta era en lugar de simplemente volver a visitarla hace de Royal Tea un gran álbum y una escucha intrigante. https://ydray.com/get/l/wZ16039030433655/WRcqHDxEfUY




From the album’s title to the choice of Abbey Road Studios as the recording locale, Joe Bonamassa makes every effort to channel the aura of the great British Blues explosion on his latest LP, Royal Tea. Not wanting to appear the slightest bit lukewarm about his approach, Bonamassa even enlists a little collaborative writing help from former Cream lyricist Pete Brown, Whitesnake guitarist Bernie Marsden, and Jools Holland. With the setting saturated in English decor, listeners might be expecting a set of late ‘60s “near-covers” that hue incredibly close to offerings of that era. Bonamassa and company avoid a heavy-handed tribute to the genre and instead opt for subtle injections and inflections of the style into ten original tracks that would sound as fresh in past generations as they do today. There are brief nods to famous licks of yesteryear, hints of Jeff Beck to be found on distorted solos, and echoes of Clapton’s airy tone on slower passages, but these arise organically and never feel forced or aped. Royal Tea doesn’t fixate on tempos, tones, or accompaniment. Opening with orchestral strings, “When One Door Opens” weds the baroque intro with a heavy main riff and faint female backing vocals to create a very large soundscape. Anton Fig’s cracking drums herald the second half of the composition in which Bonamassa decorates with some fuzzed-wah guitar fills. Equally heavy is the following “Royal Tea.” Punctuated guitar licks and Reese Wynans’s Hammond Organ bursts propel the verses’ clever call-and-response interplay between Bonamassa and the backing vocalists.

The remainder of the album isn’t as overt in its display of certain aspects British influence, but the overall power and focused songwriting are constant. A slower number like the single “Why Does It Take So Long To Say Goodbye” holds taut through a unique structure and strong verse/chorus dynamic. Even in longer, more relaxed instrumental sections, Bonamassa’s playing remains sharp and doesn’t meander. Perhaps the most interesting stretch of the LP is the final four-song run in which none of the songs sound remotely alike. “I Didn’t Think She Would Do It” might be the best of the group with its cool intro and sleek rotating-speaker affected vocals. The hard-charging, dual-riffed track boasts a couple of creative changes and some of Bonamassa’s best solo work. Slower and less electrified in tone and instrumentation, the ominous “Beyond The Silence” features the set’s best vocal performance and excellent work by Wynans. Different again is the concise acoustic finale, “Savannah,” stylistically poles apart from the album opener. Most of the British overtones on Royal Tea aren’t scattered upon the surface but enmeshed subtly. In a way, this is to be expected, as British Blues, not American Blues, ensnared the young Bonamassa and have always influenced his style and guitar playing. When set against basic nostalgia, original songs and artistic nuance usually win the day as they do here. The willingness to reconceive this era rather than just revisit it makes Royal Tea a great album and an intriguing listen.

domingo, 25 de octubre de 2020

Nuevo disco de Jefferson Starship "Mother Of The Sun"



 Jefferson Starship lanza nueva música por primera vez en 12 años, aunque son solo siete canciones, por lo que no es un álbum, pero quizás más largo que un EP. Jefferson Starship / Starship ha pasado por muchos cambios de formación a lo largo de los años y, de hecho, Mickey Thomas mantiene vivo el nombre de Starship a través de las giras (Jefferson Starship se convirtió en Starship en 1985). La formación actual incluye al cantante y multiinstrumentista fundador David Freiberg, el baterista Donny Baldwin (que ha estado en las diversas formaciones de JS / Starship desde 1982), la vocalista Cathy Richardson, el teclista Chris Smith y el guitarrista Jude Gold. En otra conexión con el pasado de la banda, el bajista original Pete Sears aparece en tres canciones (¡también estuvo en Starship!). Las siete pistas incluyen dos canciones coescritas por los miembros originales de Jefferson Starship / Jefferson Airplane, Grace Slick y Marty Balin. Siete canciones, de las cuales una es una versión en vivo y otra una versión extendida, pueden parecer pocas opciones para una espera de doce años, sin embargo, Jefferson Starship ha optado por la calidad sobre la cantidad. Es genial verlos aún haciendo nueva música y espero que puedan volver a la carretera el año que viene para hacer una gira con estas canciones y los clásicos de Jefferson Airplane / Jefferson Starship.

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Jefferson Starship release new music for the first time in 12 years, although it is only seven songs so not quite an album but maybe longer than an EP. Jefferson Starship/Starship have been through many line-up changes down the years and indeed Mickey Thomas keeps the Starship name alive through touring (Jefferson Starship became Starship in 1985). The current line-up features founding singer/multi-instrumentalist David Freiberg, drummer Donny Baldwin (who has been in the various JS/Starship line-ups since 1982), vocalist Cathy Richardson, keyboards player Chris Smith, and guitarist Jude Gold. In a further connection to the band’s past, original bassist Pete Sears appears on three songs (he was also in Starship!). The seven tracks include two songs co-written by original Jefferson Starship/Jefferson Airplane members Grace Slick and Marty Balin. Seven songs, of which one is a live version and another an extended version, may seem slim pickings for a twelve year wait, however Jefferson Starship have gone for quality over quantity. Great to see them still making new music and here’s hoping they can get back on the road next year to tour these songs and the Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship classics.