Articles by: Preston Frazier

Yes, “Saving My Heart” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Yes, “Saving My Heart” from Union (1991): YESterdays

“Saving My Heart” from 1991’s ‘Union’ found Yes looking over the precipice of their career – and deciding to jump.

Jeff Coffey, formerly of Chicago: Something Else! Interview

Jeff Coffey, formerly of Chicago: Something Else! Interview

Jeff Coffey discusses his fascinating career – before, during and now after Chicago – in this new Something Else! Sitdown with Preston Frazier.

Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra, “Give It to Me” (2018): One Track Mind

Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra, “Give It to Me” (2018): One Track Mind

Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra combines both disco and Brazilian influences. So, count me in.

David Garfield – Jazz: Outside the Box (2018)

David Garfield – Jazz: Outside the Box (2018)

‘Jazz: Outside the Box’ is a fascinating and often exhilarating look at Los Angeles-based keyboardist David Garfield’s vision of straight-ahead jazz.

Yes, “Without Hope You Cannot Start the Day” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Yes, “Without Hope You Cannot Start the Day” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Yes barely appears on “Without Hope You Cannot Start The Day,” which was completed by Jon Anderson from a sketch by producer Jonathan Elias. It’s a shame.

Leslie Johnson, “Walk It Off” from #3 (2018): Something Else! Sneak Peek

Leslie Johnson, “Walk It Off” from #3 (2018): Something Else! Sneak Peek

If “Walk It Off” is any indication, the forthcoming ‘#3’ will be another feather in the Guatemalan-born, Texas-based Leslie Johnson’s cap.

Toto, “The Other Side” from Kingdom of Desire (1992): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “The Other Side” from Kingdom of Desire (1992): Toto Tuesdays

On an album dominated by flinty rockers, “The Other Side” stands out as a classic Toto ballad. It may be Steve Lukather’s best vocal performance on ‘Kingdom of Desire.’

Jeff Coffey, “Got to Get Away” (2018): One Track Mind

Jeff Coffey, “Got to Get Away” (2018): One Track Mind

Jeff Coffey has exited Chicago, citing the group’s relentless touring schedule. Luckily, he seems to have no intention of resting on the beach.

Lance Lopez – Tell the Truth (2018)

Lance Lopez – Tell the Truth (2018)

A terrific addition to Lance Lopez’s catalog, ‘Tell the Truth’ boasts an assessable combination of excellent guitar playing, strong vocals and deft production.

Yes, “Lift Me Up” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Yes, “Lift Me Up” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Producer Trevor Rabin scales back some of the excesses from 1987’s ‘Big Generator,’ creating a Yes song with Chris Squire that boasts a socially relevant theme.

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