Robert Baird

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Robert Baird  |  Mar 16, 2016  |  2 comments
If we live in an economy of ideas, then SXSW interactive is full of them, good, bad and indifferent.
Robert Baird  |  Nov 05, 2017  |  2 comments
Obscure Sixties Soul Singer Rediscovered...
Robert Baird  |  Jul 12, 2007  |  0 comments
It's too bad the word "jam" was ever invented, much less the concept it implies being attached to music.
Robert Baird  |  May 27, 2009  |  2 comments
Sad to hear of the death of guitarist/keyboard player/singer/songwriter/mad genius Jay Bennett at age 45. I don’t want to be a hater here but like many others, his portrayal in the Wilco film, I Am Trying To Break Your Hearthas always been very problematic for me.
Robert Baird  |  Sep 08, 2006  |  0 comments
Okay maybe Kate Moss wasn’t so far wrong.
Robert Baird  |  Jul 05, 2012  |  2 comments
One of the real coups of Holger Peterson’s Stony Plain Records which is the subject of my Aural Robert column in the July issue of Stereophile was signing the great Canadian blues guitar player Jeff Healy to a deal late in Healy’s too short life to make both blues and jazz albums.
Robert Baird  |  Jan 26, 2012  |  2 comments
Being “old school” can be either a compliment or a nasty put–down depending on who’s doing the talking.
Robert Baird  |  May 26, 2017  |  7 comments
Another week, another beautiful-sounding, wonderfully packaged reissue from Analogue Productions.
Robert Baird  |  Aug 24, 2017  |  2 comments
It's the dates as a leader on ECM that remain the most well-recorded part of John Abercrombie's legacy. The players he filled his ECM records with is a long and distinguished list, but he and his final quartet of Marc Copland on piano, Drew Gress on double bass (far left and left above), and Joey Baron on drums (far right) seemed to have special energy when they played together.
Robert Baird  |  Jul 18, 2014  |  3 comments
"I made my first record when I was 15, started playing clubs when I was 15. Started drinking and smoking when I was 15. Sex when I was 15. Fifteen was a big year for me,"
Robert Baird  |  Sep 18, 2016  |  3 comments
And as the Beatles later mused, he’d done it alone.
Robert Baird  |  Aug 21, 2006  |  1 comments
One distinguishing mark of the "old" music business, i.e. the one before downloads, the one that made buckets of money, the one where half of my friends used to work, was that it was so big that folks on say, the classical side, had no idea who worked on the rock side. Even within the same company. They were different planets.
Robert Baird  |  Apr 20, 2010  |  5 comments
If the cover of the latest issue of Uncut is any indication, “lost” albums never lose their appeal for the musically–inclined or obsessed. Music fans always want what they don’t have or haven’t heard or hear is hard to get. It’s the allure of the forbidden record. And it’s a chief symptom of the record collecting psychoses.
Robert Baird  |  Apr 04, 2014  |  0 comments
Once there was a band of brothers from East Los Angeles...

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