Archive for March, 2018

Chicago, “If You Leave Me Now” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “If You Leave Me Now” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

I know “If You Leave Me Now” was Chicago’s first No. 1 hit, but maybe they should strike it from the setlist permanently.

Basia, “Matteo” from Butterflies (2018): Something Else! Sneak Peek

Basia, “Matteo” from Butterflies (2018): Something Else! Sneak Peek

A singer with a 14-letter, consonant-rich last name might find an obstacle to fame but Basia Trzetrzelewska became an international pop star anyway.

Caroline Davis – Heart Tonic (2018)

Caroline Davis – Heart Tonic (2018)

You won’t gain any academic knowledge about the human heart from listening to ‘Heart Tonic,’ but it’s clear Caroline Davis invested all of hers.

David Garfield – Jazz: Outside the Box (2018)

David Garfield – Jazz: Outside the Box (2018)

‘Jazz: Outside the Box’ is a fascinating and often exhilarating look at Los Angeles-based keyboardist David Garfield’s vision of straight-ahead jazz.

Yes, “Without Hope You Cannot Start the Day” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Yes, “Without Hope You Cannot Start the Day” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Yes barely appears on “Without Hope You Cannot Start The Day,” which was completed by Jon Anderson from a sketch by producer Jonathan Elias. It’s a shame.

Leslie Johnson, “Walk It Off” from #3 (2018): Something Else! Sneak Peek

Leslie Johnson, “Walk It Off” from #3 (2018): Something Else! Sneak Peek

If “Walk It Off” is any indication, the forthcoming ‘#3’ will be another feather in the Guatemalan-born, Texas-based Leslie Johnson’s cap.

America – Holiday (1974): On Second Thought

America – Holiday (1974): On Second Thought

The early ’70s may not have been a very good time for the country America – witness the Vietnam War and Watergate – but it was a very good time for the musical act America.

Joe Merklee – July (2018)

Joe Merklee – July (2018)

Featuring calm and quiet vocals, Joe Merklee’s new EP ‘July’ exudes a deceptive strength, with delicate melodies that really sneak up on you.

Chicago, “Skin Tight” from Chicago X (1976): Saturday in the Park

Chicago, “Skin Tight” from Chicago X (1976): Saturday in the Park

“Skin Tight” makes for a nice little trip back to the kind of gutty rhythm and blues that Chicago was once known for.

Avi Granite 6 – Orbit (2018)

Avi Granite 6 – Orbit (2018)

You know that great musicianship and creativity are always in store for Avi Granite 6’s strong return but little else can be anticipated, and that’s the main joy of ‘Orbit.’

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