10 Genre-Defining CDs You Must Own, Part 2

24. August 2008 Albums 8
I’m listing 10 must-own albums in an attempt to define the musical genre of the music scene this book project is all about. Read part 1 of this article here. The final five albums you need to run out and purchase ASAP are as follows: Christopher Cross: Christopher Cross (1979) Christopher Cross’ rapid slide from ...

Press coverage

It appears I’m not the only one interested in getting my favorite music more attention. The Norwegian business daily Dagens Næringsliv ran an article today, written by Norwegian journalist and musician Ole Martin Ihle, commenting on how commercially-minded music is generally disregarded in music history. I’d post a link, but it appears to be a ...

10 Genre-Defining CDs You Must Own, Part 1

19. August 2008 Albums 3
Defining a musical genre is trickier than you might think. I’ve been poring over my music collection trying to come up with a phrase that evokes the characteristics of the music I’m writing about, but I’ve had no luck so far. Describing the style in musical terms is also pretty tough, considering the wide range ...

Mission Statement

15. August 2008 Articles 10
Welcome to the site! You’re probably wondering why you’re here. I’ll try to explain: The big bang of the LA studio scene took place somewhere half-way through the seventies. The singer-songwriter crowd crawled out of their Laurel Canyon enclosure and discovered soul music and jazz, and a handful of young but supremely skilled musicians, songwriters ...