Jazz
Rachel Brotman - Anecdote

Rachel Brotman – Anecdote

Improvisational jazz doesn’t usually sit well with me. Its unpredictability and lack of concrete structure stands counter to my subconsciously rigid definitions what music should sound like. Of course, inferring something as shortsightedly idiotic as the idea that great music should sound like anything is grounds for being burned at the stake, so I apologize for...
Kg & the Storytellers - Inner Voices

Kg & the Storytellers – Inner Voices

Back in May, a record producer friend-o’-mine let me in on a secret.  He and Kevin Main, the head honcho behind Kg & the Storytellers, had finalized the recording of an ambitious multi-level album.  The production journey had been a long one, requiring the schedules of upwards of ten musicians to converge and fuse their...
Album Preview - Kg and the Storytellers

Album Preview – Kg and the Storytellers

I recently sat down with Kevin Main, the mastermind behind Kg and the Storytellers, to preview his most recent brainchild Inner Voices.  In November 2009, the Rhode Island native cobbled together a talented group of musicians to help him realize his vision of releasing a full length studio album.  Now, 18 months after the journey...
The Flashbulb - Love as a Dark Hallway

The Flashbulb – Love as a Dark Hallway

I remember the moment I first heard The Flashbulb, Benn Jordan’s sporadic musical brainchild.  It was at the time he had been fighting with iTunes over the publication of his music by an unknown entity (specifically Soundtrack to a Vacant Life).  He had never authorized Apple to sell his music for him, though someone else...