We have a wide variety of artist from the local Kansas City label, Little Class Records available on CD, including Vol.2 Sampler.
Pink Floyd (sans Roger Waters) have released a 30-second teaser trailer for their upcoming album ‘The Endless River,’ which drops 11.11.14. Watch the, if-you-blink-it-is-over, clip below.
Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy has released the video for “Low Key,” a track on his new album ‘Sukierae,’ which is a collaboration with Tweedy’s son, Spencer. ‘Sukierae’ dropped a couple of weeks ago.
Steve Albini, Mavis Staples and Conan O’Brien are among the guest stars. Other guest in the video include Melissa McCarthy, Andy Richter, Chance the Rapper and Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche, or anyone else who was in Chicago and available.
Watch the video, which was directed by actor Nick Offerman from Parks And Recreation. If you think Offerman was an odd choice, you didn’t see Parks and Recreation’s season finale, last year.
Watch the video below. You will have to wait a few minutes for music.
Three more new Blue Note 75 releases and Christmas!!!
Or should we say, can you handle it? We have the Deluxe 2-LP Limited Edition Pressing, hand-numbered 1,880 out of 2,000, featuring Coltrane, Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Sonny Johnson, Rashied Ali and more. Resonance Records will donate a portion of each sale to the John Coltrane Home Foundation to help preserve his home in Dix Hill, NY. You can go to http://www.TheJohnColtraneHome.org for more info.
Recorded eight months before his death from liver cancer, the concert album ‘Offering: Live at Temple University’ features legendary jazz saxophonist John Coltrane performing with his quintet in his hometown of Philadelphia on November 11, 1966. Although it’s been available in various incomplete bootleg forms over the years, Resonance’s Offering is the first official, complete, and fully mastered version to be released. Produced from a set of long-lost master tapes rediscovered by Coltrane’s son, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, Offering showcases the late jazz innovator’s final ensemble featuring his wife, keyboardist Alice Coltrane, saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, bassist Sonny Johnson (sitting in for Jimmy Garrison), drummer Rashied Ali, and a coterie of local guest musicians. This was Coltrane’s main lineup after the departure of pianist McCoy Tyner and drummer Elvin Jones only a few months prior to this concert. However, rather than a lesser version of Coltrane’s once classic quartet, this ensemble seems to have codified the spiritually infused free jazz, modal, and Indian raga influences Coltrane had been exploring since the early ’60s. Gone was the internal band discord over the use of two drummers (Tyner and Jones’ purported bugaboo), replaced by an ensemble of like-minded musicians unified as much by spiritual concerns as creative ones. Beginning with an epic version of his classic 1960 composition “Naima,” Coltrane and his group perform with a sustained intensity and creative focus that would soon become a major element of Coltrane lore after his passing. Yet, here they are: the sheets of arpeggiated sound gushing from his saxophone in a burnished oaken moan, the frenetic squelch of Sanders and Coltrane’s dual opening to “Leo,” and the subsequent mid-track “vocalizations” — long debated in almost mythological terms by fans who saw Coltrane live — captured here in all their unnerving, otherworldly glory. And while there certainly is something otherworldly and transformative about Offering, it’s also utterly tangible, visceral, and organically Technicolor in the way only the best live performances are. There’s also a balance to the performances on Offering. By 1966, Coltrane had become infamous for his band’s extended solos, purportedly shutting down clubs with cacophonous 20-minute improvisations. The longest song here, an inspired reworking of his indelible 1960 version of “My Favorite Things,” clocks in at 23:20 and reveals an ensemble fully capable of guiding an audience on a logical, if no less adventurous, journey through well-charted musical territory. Listening to Alice Coltrane propel herself through “My Favorite Things,” her sparkling, hard bop-inflected keyboard lines as generously abundant as her husband’s, is to experience something strangely familiar yet completely new. By the time you get to 18-year-old college student Steve Knoblauch’s utterly unhinged guest improvisation, you aren’t so much confused as astounded that the group members lose none of their euphoric intensity while they buoy him, his throaty aggression bridging toward Coltrane’s laser-fire soprano return. Ultimately, though we will never know where Coltrane would have taken his music had he lived, Offering works as a live culmination of Coltrane’s musical journey, a homecoming and spiritual communion with the deep, creative forces that drove him right until the end of his life and, based on the music here, one can only assume beyond.
Check out a short documentary and track list below.
3. My Favorite Thing
Kendrick Lamar has shared, via his Soundcloud page, the first single, “i” from his upcoming album. The track samples The Isley Brothers’ 1973 mega hit song “Who’s That Lady.” No word from Lamar as to when the whole LP will drop, but, he stated in interviews he had 30 or more songs written and recorded many tracks with Dr. Dre. He has also said that there are no guest rappers on the album.
Stream “i” and The Isley Brothers’ “Who’s That Lady” below.
Our good friends at The Tivoli theater are screening a one-time-only showing of “Bowie Is” tonight at 7pm. We thought, hey, why not have our Bowie titles on Sale. Come by before the show and see if you need to fill any gaps in your vinyl Bowie catalog. The titles above are what we have in stock, today.
David Bowie has revealed the artwork and tracklisting for his forthcoming new single “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime).” This limited edition 10′ LP will drop 11.17.14
The track will feature on the singer’s forthcoming new greatest hits album ‘Nothing Has Changed.’
The song was recorded earlier this year and was produced by Tony Visconti. It is the only new material on ‘Nothing Has Changed’ which begins with Bowie’s first single “Liza Jane” and includes material from the subsequent decades, including hit single “Ziggy Stardust.”
‘Nothing Has Changed’ also features the previously unreleased “Let Me Sleep Beside You” from the album sessions for ‘Toy’, which was released in 2001. The download-only “Your Turn To Drive” will also be making its debut on CD for ‘Nothing Has Changed’ and the 2001 re-recording of the 1971 outtake “Shadow Man” is included too.
‘Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)’ 10-inch tracklisting:
‘Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)’ (7.24)
”Tis A Pity She Was A Whore’ (5.27)
‘Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)’ (radio edit) (4.01)
Also, Visconti says he was misquoted and there is no new Bowie album, just the song, “Sue.” Got it?