Archive for September 18th, 2013

Exclusive stream: William Shatner with George Duke and Billy Sherwood, “Where Does Time Go” (2013)

Exclusive stream: William Shatner with George Duke and Billy Sherwood, “Where Does Time Go” (2013)

A new prog-rock project from William Shatner has already garnered headlines for its collaborations with former members of Yes. Ponder the Mystery also includes final recordings with the late George Duke.

Marco Minnemann on ‘Levin Minnemann Rudess,’ Mike Keneally, Joe Satriani and Steven Wilson

Marco Minnemann on ‘Levin Minnemann Rudess,’ Mike Keneally, Joe Satriani and Steven Wilson

‘Levin Minnemann Rudess’ was an opportunity to marvel over Tony Levin and Jordan Rudess, but also to dig deeper into the versatility of Marco Minnemann.

Kneebody – The Line (2013)

A fusion band started by teenagers who each went on to make their own mark in jazz and other music forms is bound to forge their own identity by the time they reach their thirties.

Gov’t Mule – Shout! (2013)

Gov’t Mule – Shout! (2013)

This would have been the most variedly accessible, hit-worthy album of Gov’t Mule’s career — even if they hadn’t invited along a raft of famous folks to join them for a second-disc sing-along.

Books: If You Like The Ramones …, by Peter Aaron (2013)

Books: If You Like The Ramones …, by Peter Aaron (2013)

Even the average rock fan is aware of the Ramones, which really says something since they never had any hit singles — or received much radio acceptance at all for that matter.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Paul Flaherty, Live at Mystery Train Records (2011)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Paul Flaherty, Live at Mystery Train Records (2011)

I’m a firm believer in the power of live music. The experience is even more important for freely improvised music.

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