Whether listening to Jeff Porcaro on vinyl or watching him in the studio or on a live gig, a multitude of adjectives come to mind. First and foremost is finesse: an artful delicacy of performance, a tastefulness and subtlety.
Something strange happened on the last Blondie tour. Usually, when the reviews come out, Debbie Harry is talked about as though she is doing a solo act with anonymous back-up musicians.
Billy Higgins is a modest human being who is proud to be part of jazz history. If playing is an extension of an individual's personality, then that statement has no better empirical proof than in the presence of Mr. Higgins.
Larry Blackmon became a feature interview by way of a lucky accident. Lucky for us.