TWO MEN WITH THE BLUES brings out both the jazziness that's long been a key element of Willie Nelson's sound (his standards album, STARDUST, remains one of his most acclaimed efforts) and the New Orleans-tinged, Louis Armstrong-esque bluesiness that's at the core of almost everything Wynton Marsalis has ever done (not counting that classical album!). Marsalis blows blistering, gutsy solos on Nelson's own classic tune "Night Life," and Willie sounds completely at home delivering a low-key version of the New Orleans jazz standard "Basin Street Blues." A version of the Ray Charles signature song "Georgia on My Mind" highlights the jazz-savvy chordal movement and country/blues base of the timeless composition. TWO MEN WITH THE BLUES is a successful sonic summit meeting, but the two camps represented were never truly that far apart to begin with.
New York Times bestselling sportswriter Michael Holley takes readers behind the scenes of the relationship that transformed the Patriots from a middling franchise to the envy of the NFL.
John Lurie was one of the most important artists of the 1980s. He led the brilliant rotating Lounge Lizards lineup and had key roles in two legendary Jim Jarmusch movies, Down By Law and Stranger Than Paradise. It seems everything the dude was involved in during the 80s was dope, but it didn't stop once he formed his strong John Lurie National Orchestra at the end of the decade. The group released this one album during its lifetime and it doesn't disappoint. The group is made up of Lurie on horns and two other percussionists.
Dan Cruickshank follows in the footsteps of John Stow and John Strype to explore London in the 17th century, one of the most dramatic times in the city's history.