Archive for May, 2018

Basia – Butterflies (2018)

Basia – Butterflies (2018)

A little mellower and little more intimate, ‘Butterflies’ is Basia aging gracefully with music that will likely not age at all.

The Move – Shazam (1970): On Second Thought

The Move – Shazam (1970): On Second Thought

Released just before Jeff Lynne arrived, ‘Shazam’ found the Move dropping their pop-art instincts in preference of a more experimental slant.

Toto, “Jake to the Bone” from Kingdom of Desire (1992): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Jake to the Bone” from Kingdom of Desire (1992): Toto Tuesdays

The closer for 1992’s ‘Kingdom of Desire’ is a rare treat for long-time Toto fans: a full-blown instrumental workout.

Rita Coolidge – Safe In The Arms Of Time (2018)

Rita Coolidge – Safe In The Arms Of Time (2018)

Strange to say this, but the 1970s adult contemporary star Rita Coolidge actually outdid her with her first real album in twenty years ‘Safe In The Arms Of Time.’

Peter Frampton, Steppenwolf, Grand Funk Railroad, Jethro Tull + UFO: Shadows in Stereo

Peter Frampton, Steppenwolf, Grand Funk Railroad, Jethro Tull + UFO: Shadows in Stereo

Classic rock is a dinosaur still walking the Earth, but there’s still enough life left in it to consider a few points in the twilight of an era.

Debbie Gifford – Changes (2018)

Debbie Gifford – Changes (2018)

Filled with a fizzy sense of self-realization, Debbie Gifford’s ‘Changes’ is delivered with song-by-song twists that are uniquely her own.

Bobby Bare, April 28, 2018: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Bobby Bare, April 28, 2018: Shows I’ll Never Forget

At the first hint that country legend Bobby Bare was open to requests, this respectful Wisconsin crowd came alive with suggestions.

Chicago, “Hope for Love” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Hope for Love” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

As with most of this underserved LP, “Hope For Love” had potential but Chicago simply doesn’t show the devotion of their pre-Caribou records.

Spirit Fingers feat. Greg Spero, “maps” (2018): Something Else! video premiere

Spirit Fingers feat. Greg Spero, “maps” (2018): Something Else! video premiere

Here is the video premiere of a dazzling live performance of ‘maps’, by Greg Spero’s envelope-pushing fusion outfit Spirit Fingers.

Dave Holland – Uncharted Territories (2018)

Dave Holland – Uncharted Territories (2018)

Dave Holland continues to add meaningful music to an already ample, rewarding catalog with the double-album free jazz extravaganza ‘Uncharted Territories.’

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