Articles by: Preston Frazier

Toto Tuesday, “You Got Me” from The Seventh One (1988): Toto Tuesdays

Toto Tuesday, “You Got Me” from The Seventh One (1988): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s ‘The Seventh One’ boasted a layered sonic sheen eclipsing anything else in 1988 – and no where is that more evident than “You Got Me.”

Bobby Kimball – We’re Not in Kansas Anymore (2017)

Bobby Kimball – We’re Not in Kansas Anymore (2017)

Bobby Kimball’s voice, which has lost little of its range and emotional presence, elevates ‘We’re Not in Kansas Anymore.’

Steely Dan, April 29, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Steely Dan, April 29, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Given the passing of a lot of musical heroes recently, Steely Dan’s impassioned, career-spanning turn was much appreciated.

Yes, “Run Through the Light” from Drama (1980): YESterdays

Yes, “Run Through the Light” from Drama (1980): YESterdays

A re-tooled Yes continued to test their boundaries with “Run Through the Light” from 1980’s ‘Drama.’

Chris Greene, jazz saxophonist and composer: Something Else! Interview

Chris Greene, jazz saxophonist and composer: Something Else! Interview

Chris Greene joined Preston Frazier to discuss his genre-defying new album ‘Boundary Issues,’ and an unlikely origin story in jazz.

Lara Bello, “Sola” from Sikame (2017):  One Track Mind

Lara Bello, “Sola” from Sikame (2017): One Track Mind

“Sola” is a perfect example of Lara Bello’s songwriting heft, lyrical gravitas and her engaging voice.

Chicago, “Just You ‘N’ Me” from Chicago VI (1973): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Just You ‘N’ Me” from Chicago VI (1973): Saturdays in the Park

With its stellar arrangements, impressive chops and smart production, Chicago’s “Just You ‘N’ Me” reached rare heights among pop-rock singles in 1973.

Yes, “Into the Lens” from Drama (1980): YESterdays

Yes, “Into the Lens” from Drama (1980): YESterdays

Yes has never sounded more like a cohesive unit than they do on “Into the Lens,” from 1980’s underrated ‘Drama.’

Fabian Almazan, jazz pianist with Terence Blanchard: Something Else! Interview

Fabian Almazan, jazz pianist with Terence Blanchard: Something Else! Interview

Fabian Almazan joined Preston Frazier for a Something Else! Sitdown to discuss a chance first meeting with Terence Blanchard, his musical roots, a new solo album and what’s next.

Toto, “Don’t Stop Me Now” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Don’t Stop Me Now” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

The gold-certified Toto album ‘Fahrenheit’ ends in a rather unusual yet spectacular way.