Articles by: Preston Frazier

Michael McDonald – Wide Open (2017)

Michael McDonald – Wide Open (2017)

‘Wide Open’ may well be Michael McDonald’s most musically dense and compelling studio project – and that’s saying something.

Yes, “Hearts” from 90125 (1983): YESterdays

Yes, “Hearts” from 90125 (1983): YESterdays

What a way to end Yes’ ‘90125,’ the biggest album from the world’s greatest progressive rock band.

Chicago, “Wishing You Were Here” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Wishing You Were Here” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

Is this Peter Cetera-composed, Terry Kath-sung track the best ballad in Chicago’s canon, or just one of many highs?

Donald Fagen, Rickie Lee Jones, Anthony Robustelli + Others: Five for the Road

Donald Fagen, Rickie Lee Jones, Anthony Robustelli + Others: Five for the Road

A thread involving Donald Fagen and Walter Becker runs through this look at the albums that have been in my car recently.

Living Colour – Shade (2017)

Living Colour – Shade (2017)

Is ‘Shade’ the best ever Living Colour album? Maybe, but that’s such a tall order.

Adam Larson, saxophonist and band leader: Something Else! Interview

Adam Larson, saxophonist and band leader: Something Else! Interview

Adam Larson discusses his 2017 album ‘Second City,’ its creation – including the decision to cover a song by Nirvana – and his future plans.

Adam Larson – Second City (2017)

Adam Larson – Second City (2017)

‘Second City’ is a triumphant outing which saxophonist Adam Larson recorded over the course of just one day in March of 2017.

Yes, “City of Love” from 90125 (1983): YESterdays

Yes, “City of Love” from 90125 (1983): YESterdays

More than any other on Yes’ 1983 platinum-smash ‘90125,’ “City of Love” is a Trevor Rabin song.

Living Colour’s Corey Glover: Something Else! Interview

Living Colour’s Corey Glover: Something Else! Interview

Corey Glover discusses how the forthcoming album ‘Shade’ fits into Living Colour’s storied canon – and why he refused to include one song.

Yes, “Our Song” from 90125 (1983): YESterdays

Yes, “Our Song” from 90125 (1983): YESterdays

“Our Song,” the B-side to Yes’ mega hit “Owner of The Lonely Heart” is the weakest track on 1983’s ‘90125.’ But it’s not without a few charms.

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