A good 90 percent of my job as a music journalist is keeping my finger on new music, continuously discovering the vast spectrum of sound that human beings can create. Another 9 percent is attending concerts, where I destroy my liver and my hearing for shits and gigs. That final 1 percent is being a ... More >>
Arturo Sandoval @ Musical Instrument Museum| 9/14/12It took all of eight minutes for jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval to lead his band into a driving Latin jazz tempo, one that would remain for most of the evening. Following slow warm-up featuring Sandoval and his keyboardist gently feeling out their ... More >>
Tedeshi Trucks Band, B.B. King, Robert Cray @ Comerica Theatre| 9/1/12See also: Derek Trucks Talks Family Life on the Road
See also: The full B.B. King SlideshowLet's get something straight: last night's show at Comerica Theatre was not a B.B. King show. It was a Tedeschi Trucks Band concert.
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Marty ChandlerLipbone Redding: Does a wine glass sound like a trumpet?Being a musician usually entails playing an instrument, but there are downsides to having a drum set or a six-string, especially when lugging one's own equipment on tour.But there are a handful of musicians whose instruments ar ... More >>