‘Spark’ is Hiromi’s fourth go aorund with a formula that might get a little tiresome by now if she wasn’t so danged daring and exuberant in how she goes about it.
Archive for March, 2016
‘Sound Is,’ released in March 2009 by the then-newly formed Rob Mazurek Quintet, remains a treat for those with big, open ears.
Up until ‘Toto IV,’ the vast majority of Toto ballads had been written by David Paich. Steve Lukather’s “I Won’t Hold You Back” changed the paradigm.
As politics continues to dominate the news in this U.S. election season, the Beatles’ “Piggies” resonates stronger than ever.
Today, we begin a multi-writer, song-by-song examination of the music of Chicago, and where better to launch than the aptly named “Introduction” from their debut release, ‘Chicago Transit Authority’?
The all-star Supersonic Blues Machine invited famous friends like Billy Gibbons and Warren Haynes over for the sizzling debut ‘West of Flushing, South of Frisco.’
Once you accept the weird, wonderful microtonal world of David Fiuczynski, the universe gets much, much bigger. And better, too.
Audiences have finally caught up with the People Band, and ‘Live at Cafe Oto’ is the perfect road map to guide them forward.
Iyer and Smith’s ‘a cosmic rhythm with each stroke’ is an encounter of two distinct voices from two distinct generations but of a single, spiritual mind.
Is “Heart of the Sunrise” about the power of the sun – or being lost in a city? Whatever the concept, this represents Yes at the peak of their powers.