Archive for September 9th, 2015

Randy Brecker, “New Frontier” (2015): Something Else! exclusive stream

Randy Brecker, “New Frontier” (2015): Something Else! exclusive stream

Randy Brecker knows his way around both pop and modern jazz. He puts both together so convincingly on this update of a Donald Fagen classic.

John Lennon’s Imagine was more than the sum of its inspirational title track

John Lennon’s Imagine was more than the sum of its inspirational title track

Sidemen Joey Molland and Alan White joined us for a deeper dive in John Lennon’s ‘Imagine,’ released on Sept. 9, 1971.

Dead Neanderthals – Worship the Sun (2015)

Dead Neanderthals – Worship the Sun (2015)

Reaching out to anyone who enjoys improvised music, Dead Neanderthals’ ‘Worship the Sun’ is simple, coherent and above all, fun.

Charlie Hunter got his groove back on the endlessly accessible Baboon Strength

Charlie Hunter got his groove back on the endlessly accessible Baboon Strength

With ‘Baboon Strength,’ released on Sept. 9, 2008, Charlie Hunter didn’t waver so much between an R&B-influenced feel and the abstract.

Pretend You’re in a War: The Who and the Sixties, by Mark Blake (2015): Books

Pretend You’re in a War: The Who and the Sixties, by Mark Blake (2015): Books

Mark Blake’s ‘Pretend You’re in a War: The Who and the Sixties’ sets the stage for later successes, even as he delves deeper into what drove them.

Toto, “All Us Boys” from Hydra (1979): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “All Us Boys” from Hydra (1979): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s “All Us Boys” starts side two of Hydra by throwing all of the previous themes out the window. It only gets more confounding.

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