Preston Frazier surveys the best rock, pop and soul of 2016, selecting a widely varied slate of honorees.
Articles by: Preston Frazier
I’ve always thought that Yes’ 1978 album cut “Release, Release” harkened back to the days of original guitarist Peter Banks.
Preston Frazier’s Best Jazz of 2016 list crosses a striking number of musical boundaries from straight-ahead jazz to vocalists to fusion.
Earnest and sweet, this update of Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas” showcases one of Chicago’s longest tenured non-original members.
Ed Toth discusses his time in the Doobie Brothers, as well as earlier work as a former member of the platinum-selling Vertical Horizon.
Preston Frazier offers his thoughts on the best reissues and box sets from 2016, with two special honorable mentions.
“Madrigal” may be the only track on Yes’ disappointing 1978 album ‘Tormato’ which ends too soon.
Toto’s ‘Fahrenheit’ turned back to the more radio-friendly approach of ‘Toto IV,’ beginning with this lead single featuring new frontman Joseph Williams.
Preston Frazier lists his five Best Concerts of 2016, with two special honorable mentions.
Mabel Greer’s Toyshop, the pre-Yes progressive rock legends, are offering listeners a taste of their forthcoming 2017 album.