Chris Dave is a highly versatile and talented drummer. His main focuses are jazz and hip hop, but he has performed as a session musician in both live and studio settings for a vast array of musical acts.
Steely Dan is best known for their fusion of jazz and rock, but also hiring a ton of session musicians. Not that there's anything wrong with that, mind you, as the group would end up working with some of the most talented performers in the business.
Tonight's music club comes to you from the man who claimed to be the inventor of jazz, Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton. Whether or not there is any truth to that claim is debatable, as it's pretty audacious to claim that you invented a genre, but you can't deny the man's skill as a pianist.
Here's one from Minus the Bear's first album, "Highly Refined Pirates." It's got clean guitars and a solid beat, which, both being staples of the math rock genre, established this band's style very early on in its career.
Tonight we have a live performance by Monk and Coltrane at Carnegie Hall, put on as a "Thanksgiving Jazz" benefit concert. After sitting untouched for nearly 50 years in the Library of Congress, it was rediscovered in 2005, when it finally saw its release.
Radiohead never released this on an album, but "The Daily Mail" is definitely one of the stronger tracks that they've put out in the past few years.
Shoppers eager to take advantage of early Thanksgiving deals pushed and shoved late Thursday, and again on Black Friday -- a retail holiday that's become synonymous with brawls.
Happy Thanksgiving from C&L! Here's a song from Sly and the Family Stone to let you all know how thankful we are for your readership.
Here's a pretty interesting cover of Radiohead's "Paranoid Android" by Brad Mehldau and his combo that showcases the group's virtuosity as well as Mehldau's arranging abilities.
For tonight's music club, we have a song about reacting too hastily during an encounter with a spider.