Articles by: Preston Frazier

Judith Owen – redisCOVERed (2018)

Judith Owen – redisCOVERed (2018)

Simple, nuanced and damn near perfect, Judith Owen’s ‘RedisCOVERed’ meets and occasionally exceeds all expectations.

Leslie Johnson Discusses Getting Funky on #3, Looks Ahead to What’s Next

Leslie Johnson Discusses Getting Funky on #3, Looks Ahead to What’s Next

Leslie Johnson joins Preston Frazier to discuss his latest album ‘#3,’ and a newfound focus on getting deep into a groove.

Robbie Dupree, Chicago, Yes’ Peter Banks + Others: Five for the Road

Robbie Dupree, Chicago, Yes’ Peter Banks + Others: Five for the Road

Robbie Dupree, Chicago and Peter Banks are part of the latest edition of Five for the Road, an occasional look at music that’s been in my car lately.

Yes, “Silent Talking” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Yes, “Silent Talking” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Another collaboration between Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe and Yes producer Jonathan Elias is torpedoed by questionable decisions.

Johannes Wallmann, jazz pianist and bandleader: Something Else! Interview

Johannes Wallmann, jazz pianist and bandleader: Something Else! Interview

Johannes Wallmann joins Preston Frazier to discuss ‘Love Wins,’ his journey to American shores and the on-going fight for marriage equality.

GIG [Randy Goodrum, Dave Innis and Bruce Gaitsch] – Brave New World (2018)

GIG [Randy Goodrum, Dave Innis and Bruce Gaitsch] – Brave New World (2018)

The supergroup GIG evolved organically with Bruce Gaitsch and Dave Innis providing most of the music and Randy Goodrum the lyrical heft.

Chicago, “Scrapbook” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Scrapbook” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

Given some of the more pedestrian offerings on ‘Chicago X,’ the live-in-the-studio sound of “Scrapbook” is a great palate cleanser.

Yes, “Miracle of Life” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Yes, “Miracle of Life” from Union (1991): YESterdays

The first two minutes of “Miracle of Life” are pure prog joy. Then, as with so much of Yes’ pieced-together 1991 album ‘Union,’ something goes wrong.

Toto, “Kick Down the Walls” from Kingdom of Desire (1991): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Kick Down the Walls” from Kingdom of Desire (1991): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s “Kick Down the Walls” isn’t a bad song. (There are no bad Toto songs.) Still, it’s almost forgettable. Here’s what went wrong.

Durand Jones – Durand Jones and the Indications: Deluxe Edition (2018)

Durand Jones – Durand Jones and the Indications: Deluxe Edition (2018)

A re-release of Durand Jones and the Indications’ self-titled debut seemed initially strange to me. The original is hard to improve upon.

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