The word legendary gets tossed around like a flea bit peanut monkey. In the case of Alan Parsons, he is a monkey on all music fan's backs. Alan has released his first solo album in fifteen years. It is no 'secret' that fans have been waiting for this anxiously. The album 'The Secret' does not … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Alan Parsons Has a ‘Secret’ and It Is a Good One …
Let's get ready to rumble ! Er ... rumba ...? The Jazz Festival of Montreal, the largest of it's kind and celebrating it's fortieth anniversary - gets underway officially today ! Have a listen below to some of the artists that will be performing ! Visit The Jazz Festival Here ! Visit Smoke Meat Pete … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal Jazz Festival Preview For Your Listening Pleasure
They say talk is cheap ... That may be the case many times yet when music is involved - talk is an education. In the past year, discussions took place with eighty musicians. Add multiple chats with engineers, producers or people in the music business; the list is long and informative. All these moments above … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Top Ten Interviews of 2018
Attending all live music in Montreal is impossible. Practically every crook and nook contains rhythms and vibes. World music, Blues, Rock - you name it, music is alive and well in the city . Not all live music is performed by local musicians. Regularly - like pirates from a distant land; musicians arrive. They rape … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Top Ten Concerts of 2018
Face it - Christmas is special ... Every year in December, the Lyric Theater Singers get to work. They rehearse and practice new and old arrangements of Christmas tunes. This year is no different. Please listen below to my chat with Chris Barillaro - a lifelong employee of music and second banana to the musical … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – A Musical Chat by ‘Christmas’ Candlelight with The Lyric Theater Singers
Alan Parsons got his start working with George Martin and Geoff Emerick. Not too shabby eh? Learning from the likes of Martin and Emerick - gifted Parsons with a foundation. One that has made him one of the most sought after engineers and producers in music. Please listen below to my chat with Alan Parsons … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – An ‘Engineered’ Discussion with Alan Parsons.