Articles by: Preston Frazier

Toto, “The Turning Point” from Tambu (1995): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “The Turning Point” from Tambu (1995): Toto Tuesdays

Through it fizzled as a single, Toto’s clean, organic “Turning Point” again exceeds anything their contemporaries were doing at the time.

Stanley Clarke, Superfonicos, Max Moran + Others: Five for the Road

Stanley Clarke, Superfonicos, Max Moran + Others: Five for the Road

Stanley Clarke, Superfonicos and Max Moran are part of this occasional look at music that’s been in my car lately.

Yes, “I Am Waiting” from Talk (1994): YESterdays

Yes, “I Am Waiting” from Talk (1994): YESterdays

“I Am Waiting” isn’t a Yes epic of yesteryear, but there are enough prog elements to keep old fans engaged.

Toto, “Hash Pipe” (2018): One Track Mind

Toto, “Hash Pipe” (2018): One Track Mind

Toto gets a chance to show off a rare moment of good-natured humor on this fun one-off cover of Weezer’s “Hash Pipe.”

Rod Harris Jr., jazz guitarist: Something Else! Interview

Rod Harris Jr., jazz guitarist: Something Else! Interview

Rod Harris Jr. joins Preston Frazier to discuss his new EP, working with Musiq Souldchild and Jagged Edge, and his plans for the future.

Chicago, “It Better End Soon” from Chicago II: Live on Soundstage (2018): One Track Mind

Chicago, “It Better End Soon” from Chicago II: Live on Soundstage (2018): One Track Mind

Fortunately for fans, a short but musically intriguing period in this group’s history was documented with ‘Chicago II: Live on Soundstage.’

Toto, “Baby He’s Your Man” from Tambu (1995): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Baby He’s Your Man” from Tambu (1995): Toto Tuesdays

“Baby He’s Your Man” from 1995’s ‘Tambu’ is funky, hook-laden – and unfortunately overlooked by fans of Toto.

Yes, “Evensong / Take the Water to the Mountain” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Yes, “Evensong / Take the Water to the Mountain” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Like the majority of the Jonathan Elias-produced tracks on Yes’ ‘Union,’ these tracks might have been great if different choices had been made.

Steve Porcaro on Toto’s 2018 U.S. Tour, New Music and the ‘Horror’ of Singing

Steve Porcaro on Toto’s 2018 U.S. Tour, New Music and the ‘Horror’ of Singing

Steve Porcaro joins Preston Frazier for a preview of Toto’s next tour dates, and a frank discussion about the challenges of taking over vocals on stage.

Chris Carver, jazz composer and keyboardist: Something Else! Interview

Chris Carver, jazz composer and keyboardist: Something Else! Interview

Chris Carver joins us for an in-depth talk about his new album, how his musical vision has evolved and the benefits of having a second job.

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