35 years ago today, Jean-Luc Ponty released his first album of his third decade of recording, an effort which once again found him taking a top-five placement on Billboard’s Jazz Albums chart.
We’ll kick things off with the quick caveat that Wikipedia suggests that Civilized Evil was actually released in September 1980, but all things being equal, we tend to trust AllMusic’s researchers, so if they say it came out on July6, 1980, that’s what we’re taking as the truth. Either way, this year still marks the 35th anniversary of the album, so it’s still worthy of celebration.
If you've glanced at your calendar at all this week, then you know that tomorrow is the Fourth of July, which means that this piece that you're reading was posted yesterday, because we're off today. Woo-hoo! Three-day weekend!!!
Fresh tracks from Heartless Bastards, Elle King, Kacey Musgraves, John Prine, Emmylou, Linda, & Dolly... just in time for the 4th of July. God bless 'Murica!
Roxette have had a busy year - a 30th anniversary album, 25th anniversary of "It Must Have Been Love" appearing in Pretty Woman, and they are currently embarking on a world tour. Check out the setlist from their May date at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam here - it's basically a hit parade of pop classics!