All that Jazz: From Classic to Free

Few music genres are as intimidating to approach as jazz, especially contemporary forms that stray outside of “smooth jazz” easy listening. I have recently been re-awakened to the jazz tradition after purchasing my first bass and attempting to “re-understand” some basic musical building blocks through the fretboard. It has already made me a better guitarist

Album Review: Bon Iver

There are times when all of us long for an escape. We long to shut off the content-driven world in front of our face and get lost for awhile. The self-titled sophomore release album from Bon Iver (aka Justin Vernon) provides such an opportunity. Bon Iver is a ‘headphones’ album, from the sweet distortion of