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Toussaint’s The Bright Mississippi

The smooth, classy but and never bland maestro behind so many others here on top form and without (for the most part) his own dulcet vocals – only a genius can always squeeze something new from other geniuses. My personal favourites – the tracks that really swing! Get the album The Bright Mississippi (the track listing not…

Steely Dan and Martinis

Ed Feser has another terrific earlier posting on Steely Dan (I recently brought attention to this one). Ed engages with Roger Scruton’s analysis of “popular” music. In older musical traditions, the focus was on the music itself, which had only a contingent relationship to the performer even when the performer was the one who composed it .…