Doors guitarist Robby Krieger is doing something today (Friday) he hasn't done in 10 years -- he's releasing a new album,The Ritual Begins at Sundown.
The album, his ninth overall, contains 10 songs, all jazz instrumentals that he wrote with Frank Zappa’s old bandleader and bassist, Arthur Barrow. Krieger says, "When I wrote songs for The Doors, it was always the music first. I think you have to have some musical ability to really understand jazz. When I was young I didn’t really understand it, it took me a while.
"I was going to the clubs with John Densmore-- before The Doors -- to really get an appreciation of jazz. We used to go see Wes Montgomery,Roland Kirk,Miles Davis, stuff like that. At first I didn’t really get it, but after a while it sank in and I always loved it after that."