Archive for October 21st, 2011

Yes co-founder Jon Anderson to release 'Open,' a new epic musical piece

Former Yes vocalist Jon Anderson will release an epic musical work titled “Open” as a digital download on Tuesday, October 25. The piece marks a return to the long-form compositions that Anderson became known for as a pioneering member of Yes

Transatlantic – More Never is Enough DVD (2011)

Turns out, Transatlantic is a modern-day prog-rock supergroup in the most complete sense of the word: That means bass pedal solos.

Forgotten series: Matt "Guitar" Murphy – Lucky Charm (2000)

by Derrick Lord When you mention Matt “Guitar” Murphy around people who think they know something about blues music, but really don’t … you frequently get a response of rolled eyes.

One Track Mind: Paul Simon, "Another Galaxy" (2006; 2011 reissue)

You could be forgiven if you thought a collaboration between folk-rocker Paul Simon and arty outsider Brian Eno would never work.

Half Notes: Fred Fried And Core – EnCore (2011)

You’d think that an acoustic jazz trio with an acoustic guitar would be done a lot more often than it is, but no, most jazz guitarists like to plug in. Not Fred Fried, though, and we found out with last year’s Core 3.0, his rich lyricism and incisive playing makes a relatively unusual combination seem natural. That’s the success ofRead More

The Friday Morning Listen: The Sugarcubes – Life's Too Good (1988)

“Mark, it’s only a number.” That was the advice my mom had for me when it seemed like I wasn’t so happy to be turning 40.