Bill Withers

Bill Withers: Singer, Poet, Working Man Shame to hear about the passing of the great Bill Withers, that quiet, mighty cornerstone of soul music as-we-know-it. The man's story alone was memorable: born the son of a coal miner in a small town in West Virginia, he joined the Navy at age 17 and served for … Continue reading Bill Withers

Geology 35

A study of routes beneath the canyon in 35 records Now we go Into The Mystic as Van Morrison might say, venturing beyond the cozy climes of Laurel Canyon and assorted outposts into the realm of the metaphysical(!). That's right, now it's time for a little (psycho)geography lesson delving into the sounds beneath the sound. … Continue reading Geology 35

Garden Grooves 002

Picking up from last time (nearly a year ago!), here's another Garden Grooves session coming at your from the Heights. This outing was strictly in the roots 'n future neighborhood, where dub, house and trip hop all shuffle in the shadows, matching the mood as we cultivated the fern gardens in the shady glen of … Continue reading Garden Grooves 002

Yusef Lateef – Eastern Sounds

Yusef Lateef Eastern Sounds Prestige 1961 The other day (for obvious reasons) I get to thinking about Rudy Van Gelder's vast recording discography. The man practically defined what a bop-era jazz recording should sound like, even as he experimented with unorthodox methods for capturing the sounds he was after. Famously secretive about his recording techniques, … Continue reading Yusef Lateef – Eastern Sounds

RAG017: Summer 2015

Radio AG Episode 017Winter 2015 Coming at you in the last possible moment... here's a mix for the end of summer! Smack in the middle of a heatwave, you wouldn't know it to look outside. Sometimes, you've gotta heat it up in order to cool it back down. Listen Now The Parallax Sound Lab Radio … Continue reading RAG017: Summer 2015