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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - BLUE NOTES ROBIN LYNAM

    Blue Notes by Robin Lynam: Ted Gioia

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 04:19pm by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam Ted Gioia is a music historian and jazz critic with several books to his credit, including the very readable History of Jazz. I recently picked up his latest, The Jazz Standards- A Guide to the Repertoire (published by Oxford University Press), and it is a fascinating and entertaining reference work. Gioia, who is also a jazz pianist, recalls finding out early ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - BLUE NOTES ROBIN LYNAM

    Blue Notes: Glad Rag Doll by Diana Krall

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by ROBIN LYNHAM

    ... ROBIN LYNHAM The music on Glad Rag Doll, Diana Krall's latest album, is a considerable departure not just from her last studio project, 2009's bossa nova-influenced Quiet Nights, but from anything she has attempted before. Comprising mostly tune ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - BLUE NOTES ROBIN LYNAM

    Blue notes: 'Sunken Condos' by Donald Fagen

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam Judged by Donald Fagen's post-Steely Dan standards to date, six years between albums is a positively prolific rate of output. His last solo album was 2006's Morph the Cat, which came out 13 years after 1993's Kamakiriad, which i ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - BLUE NOTES ROBIN LYNAM

    Blues and rock virtuoso guitarist Joe Bonamassa coming our way

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by ROBIN

    ... By the standards of the relatively uncommercial blues-based music he plays, Joe Bonamassa, who performs at Kitec in Kowloon Bay on Thursday, is riding the crest of a wave. His latest album, Driving Towards the Daylight, entered the US blues album chart at ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - BLUE NOTES ROBIN LYNAM

    Ry Cooder goes polemical with US election-themed album

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by ROBIN

    ... There is a long-established strain of political and social protest in the blues. Well-known examples include Lead Belly's Bourgeois Blues , J.B. Lenoir's Eisenhower Blues , and Big Bill Broonzy's Black Brown and White . The blues put much o ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - BLUE NOTES ROBIN LYNAM

    Blue Notes: Strong new sets from Brad Mehldau Trio and Metheny's Unity Band

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by ROBIN LYNHAM

    ... ROBIN LYNHAM Where Do You Start? is the Brad Mehldau Trio's second album release this year, and an extension of the first. Ode, which came out in March, consisted entirely of original compositions by pianist Mehldau, written specifically with the uni ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - BLUE NOTES ROBIN LYNAM

    Blue Notes with Robin Lynam

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... an entertaining comic double act with Li, but still managed to explain the subtler points of the different rhythms being explored, and the show included some sublime solos from Meurkens, Pao and Mocarsky. ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - BLUE NOTES ROBIN LYNAM

    'Another Country' by Cassandra Wilson grows on you

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Some albums just grow on you and so it is with Cassandra Wilson's latest, Another Country. As with many other people Wilson had been to Italy and fallen in love with it so she went all out to evoke the country in the arrangements of the seven origina ...



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