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Content by tag "The Beatles"

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

The Beatles - On the Road, 1964-1966

Read "The Beatles - On the Road, 1964-1966" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

The Beatles -On the Road, 1964-1966
Harry Benson
272 Pages
ISBN: 3836533227
Taschen
2017

Feted British photographer Harry Benson first met the Beatles in 1964, when he was assigned to go to Paris and document their gig there at the Olympia Theatre. At the time the Beatles were rising ...

Emi Ferguson: Amour Cruel

Read "Amour Cruel" reviewed by Peter Jurew

Crossing musical borders is a risky business. Our culture loves certainty; the marketplace prefers easily distinguishable, homogenous categories. Whereas contemporary visual artists, at least since Rauschenberg, receive critical praise (and financial reward) for combining styles and materials previously thought to be discrete, contemporary musicians who cross boundaries put their reputations, and sometimes their careers, on the ...

Oscar Feldman: Gol

Read "Gol" reviewed by James Nadal

Don't let the paucity of recordings from saxophonist Oscar Feldman fool you. It appears he has been woodshedding, assembling a new band of compatible musicians, and is now ready to step back into the spotlight. After his hiatus, quietly working on other projects, Feldman presents Gol, an eclectic blend of music covering the sounds of South ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

GET BACK: Paul McCartney Settes With Sony/ATV To Reclaim The Beatles Songs

GET BACK: Paul McCartney Settes With Sony/ATV To Reclaim The Beatles Songs

Copyright reversion, or the return of master recordings and publishing to the creators when copyrights 'run out', is an issue that is finally reverberating throughout the music industry. In perhaps the most high profile music reversion to date, Paul McCartney and Sony/ATV reached a settlement over the ownership of many of The Beatles' songs.  Paul McCartney and Sony/ATV have ...

Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead Motion Picture Soundtrack

Read "Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead Motion Picture Soundtrack" reviewed by Doug Collette

At a glance, there's appears a dearth of rarities on the three compact disc version of the soundtrack to Amir Bar-Lev's documentary of the Grateful Dead Long Strange Trip. But a closer look reveals the approximate playing time of the seven previously unissued tracks is approximately seventy-four minutes in total, practically full-length playing time for a ...

Motel Shot: Expanded Edition

Read "Motel Shot: Expanded Edition" reviewed by Doug Collette

With the passage of time, Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett, are unfortunately becoming more and more the unsung heroes of a Seventies rock and roll. The Southern couple not only acknowledged, but built upon roots of blues, folk and country, as well as the soul and r&b influences at the very heart of their style, aided and ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Moers Festival 2017

Read "Moers Festival 2017" reviewed by Phillip Woolever

Moers Festival
Moers, Germany
June 5, 2017

Most questions and concerns regarding the present or future state of the Moers Festival could probably be answered just a few steps inside the staging grounds by looking at the smiling swarms.

At the same time last year, such a scenario was much ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Dreaming The Beatles: The Love Story of One Band And The Whole World

Read "Dreaming The Beatles: The Love Story of One Band And The Whole World" reviewed by Doug Collette

Dreaming The Beatles: The Love Story of One Band And The Whole World
Rob Sheffield
368 Pages
ISBN: #0062207652
Dey Street Books
2017

Rob Sheffield is so enamored of his subject on Dreaming the Beatles, any fan who reads it may be inspired to write a book on the ...

Art Fristoe Trio: Double Down

Read "Double Down" reviewed by James Nadal

To paraphrase a well-worn cliché, all music is local. Pianist Art Fristoe is well established in the Houston area as both a dynamic musician, and educator at The High School for Performing and Visual Arts. Reaching beyond his home turf, the Art Fristoe Trio release, Double Down, is a powerful two-disc set encompassing a variety of ...

ARTICLE: BOOK EXCERPTS

A Conversation with Mike Mainieri

Read "A Conversation with Mike Mainieri" reviewed by Anthony Smith

The following is an excerpt from the chapter “A Conversation with Mike Mainieri" of Masters of the Vibes by Anthony Smith (Marimba Productions, 2017).

So you've been working on a new project this week?

Yes, just finishing some overdubs... it's a project I'm involved in with some friends, but I really can't ...


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