Archive for November 30th, 2014

Kendall Moore – Focus (2014)

This is how you do mainstream jazz, friends. ‘Focus’ is an album by jazz newcomer Kendall Moore, but this time, the rookie’s got it all together on the first try.

Todd Rundgren – At the BBC: 1972-1982 (2014)

Todd Rundgren – At the BBC: 1972-1982 (2014)

‘At the BBC’ finds Todd Rundgren in a particularly fizzy moment, as he moves from classic pop structures to prog and then into psychedelia.

Emily White, “Borrowed Man” from Staking Flags in the Valley (2014): One Track Mind

Emily White blends an expressive and earnest vocal quality with evocative and colorful lyrics.

David Paich, Robbie Krieger discuss rock’s impact on the fall of Communism: ‘The only reason we got through’

David Paich and Robbie Krieger trace the history of the Berlin Wall and its ultimate demise through the lens of music.

Best Steely Dan drumming performances: Steely Dan Sunday

Best Steely Dan drumming performances: Steely Dan Sunday

Here are Steely Dan’s five best drum performances, selected in tandem by our panel of Steely Dan authorities.

Marcus Roberts, “The Mystery of Romance” (2014): One Track Mind

Marcus Roberts, “The Mystery of Romance” (2014): One Track Mind

After a period of retrenchment that saw Marcus Roberts rejoining early mentor Wynton Marsalis, this shows he’s ready for a more adventurous path.

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