New Music For Old People: Typhoon, A Silent Film, Jeremy Kay

Al Kooper

Al Kooper

This column is like the title says — its intention is to fill the gap for those of us who were satiated musically in the ’60s and then searched desperately as we aged for music we could relate to and get the same buzz from nowadaze. iTunes was the answer for me in 2003 and I have been following the new releases every Tuesday ever since I realized there was an endless stream of music I could enjoy there.

I also include older items that I felt were obscure originally and might not have been heard back then. The reason I am writing this column is to make sure others don’t miss this wonderful music. These are not top ten items; but they SHOULD’VE been!

1. “Wine and Roses” — Jeremy Kay

Blazing an original trail in the Santa Barbara area outside LA, his moving to Hollywood put it all together. He’s got about six albums and myriad songs on TV shows. This is a good example of what he does, but there are other dimensions as well. I love the mood of this track. Al says he’s picked to click.

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2. “Driven By a Beating Heart” — A Silent Film

In spite of the four-on-the-floor disco undercurrent and arrangement debt to Yes, I kinda like this. It’s a well made record and you can dance to it as well. I’d give it an 8, Dick.

3. “Starting Over (Bad Habits)” — Typhoon

This band is from Salem, Oregon but now lives in Portland. They are into experimental arrangements and carry extra violins and horns as well as percussion. This track has a taste of that as it progresses. It’s the lead-off track on their collection called Hunger & Thirst. Check it out if you like this one.

This column originally appeared on The Morton Report. Click for more great selections from Al Kooper! As always, show some love to the Morton Report!

Photo Credit: Joe Mabel [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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