Music

Promoting sonic growth

Music | Longtime duo tries to help bring the saxophone to musical maturity 
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 1/28/18, 12:09 am

It isn’t every musician who records eight albums’ worth of first-rate performances then releases them all simultaneously. In fact, it might only be one: Dr. Ronald L. Caravan.

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by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 1/16/18, 09:15 pm

Brand New Cage 

Wild Billy Childish & CTMF

Under one guise or another, Billy Childish has been raising a punk ruckus for over 30 years. But he has seldom sounded more faithful to the Spirit of ’77 than he does on the 10 of these dozen grittily recorded songs atop which he rants (about his “conflicted mind,” about his having been “into ‘in’ before ‘in’ was ‘out,’” about the short shrift given the doomed Rolling Stone Brian Jones). The other two feature his bassist and wife, Julie, whose girl-group sweetness provides him an ideal foil.

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Conversation pieces

Music | Steve Scott’s spoken-word album Cross My Heat is best appreciated slowly
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 1/16/18, 09:07 pm

“Not that you’re asking,” says Steve Scott, digressing from a discussion of his new album, Cross My Heat (Harding Street Assembly Lab), “but if someone was to ask me, ‘What is the best book about Christian art?’ I would say, ‘Start with the Gospel of John.’”

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