October 28, 2014 - 8:00am
While journalists and fans alike have long appropriated the description of "journeyman" as a nickname for Eric Clapton -- chiefly because it was the title for Slowhand's tacky 1989 album -- the descriptor is really a better fit for Clapton's erstwhile and largely forgotten Cream bandmate, bassist Jack Bruce.
July 16, 2014 - 10:45am
Jazz double bassist Charlie Haden modeled another pathway to upending the established musical order: the role of the insurgent. Playing for years behind many of music’s most overt sonic mavericks, Haden unassumingly did much to break down barriers separating genres and styles.
There's something wonderfully disheveled, maybe even chaotic about this Miles Davis performance from the early '70s.
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