Robert Baird

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Robert Baird  |  Jun 29, 2014  |  6 comments
Bobby Womack who died on Friday at the age of 70, will go down as one of the finest, if undervalued soul singers of his or any other generation.
Robert Baird  |  Jun 28, 2014  |  10 comments
Dood!! Stairway To Heaven!!!

Your first sip of beer beer. Your first drag on a cigarette. Maybe even that first kiss. Led Zeppelin was the soundtrack for the Seventies and now, you may want to file those cherished but worn LP copies and replace them with the much ballyhooed reissues from Rhino.

Robert Baird  |  Jun 20, 2014  |  0 comments
There’s something huge to be said for longevity in the music business and staying true to your vision
Robert Baird  |  Jun 20, 2014  |  3 comments
Yet there are country stars today that know and respect the history and yes…actually have taste.
Robert Baird  |  Jun 16, 2014  |  5 comments
Vaya con Dios Jimmy Scott!
Robert Baird  |  Jun 11, 2014  |  2 comments
The combination of piracy, streaming, and the accompanying devaluation of music these days has forced musicians back to the stage to make their daily bread.
Robert Baird  |  Jun 06, 2014  |  2 comments
While it can be used when talking about any musician, having “chops” is a phrase that applies particularly to saxophonists.
Robert Baird  |  May 22, 2014  |  First Published: Jun 01, 2014  |  0 comments
The link between jazz and the works of Igor Stravinsky is well known. In Conversations with Igor Stravinsky, his landmark 1959 collaboration with Robert Craft, the composer mentions jazz artists like Art Tatum and Charlie Christian. The fact that Stravinsky was captivated by the improvisational freedom of jazz and its insistent, inventive rhythms makes all his work, especially Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring), a natural for jazz players to play and quote from, and over the years they have more than obliged.
Robert Baird  |  May 30, 2014  |  7 comments
Before there were jam bands, before the term even existed in fact, there was a fabulous, funky assemblage called Little Feat.
Robert Baird  |  May 23, 2014  |  1 comments
The long overdue rediscovery and re–enshrinement of Harry Nilsson that began with the 2010 release of the film, Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody Talkin’ About Him?) shows no signs of abating which is a good thing for fans of the man’s songwriting and most of all, his peerless voice.

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