Progressive rock

Gong Expresso – Decadence (2018)

Gong Expresso – Decadence (2018)

Gong Expresso’s ‘Decadence’ is exactly the kind of album fans of the jazzier side of the Gong family must have been hoping for.

Robbie Dupree, Chicago, Yes’ Peter Banks + Others: Five for the Road

Robbie Dupree, Chicago, Yes’ Peter Banks + Others: Five for the Road

Robbie Dupree, Chicago and Peter Banks are part of the latest edition of Five for the Road, an occasional look at music that’s been in my car lately.

‘Weekly Standard’ Fails in Pitting Yes Against the Replacements

‘Weekly Standard’ Fails in Pitting Yes Against the Replacements

Mike Tiano calls out ‘Weekly Standard’ columnist Ike Brannon for a misleading piece on Yes, the Replacements and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Moody Blues’ Ray Thomas (1941-2018): An Appreciation

Moody Blues’ Ray Thomas (1941-2018): An Appreciation

The Moody Blues have an unusual hold over fans, with many believing the group has mystical, otherworldly powers. And maybe they do.

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2017  (Part 1 of 4, Non-Jazz): Taj Mahal/Keb’ Mo’, Blackfield, Arto Lindsay

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2017 (Part 1 of 4, Non-Jazz): Taj Mahal/Keb’ Mo’, Blackfield, Arto Lindsay

Even in my jazz-centric world, I can come upon enough standout non-jazz records to put together a decent-sized Best of 2017 list.

Projekt Gemineye – A Brand New Day (2017)

Projekt Gemineye – A Brand New Day (2017)

Projekt Gemineye’s ‘A Brand New Day’ is a great continuation of 2017’s ‘An Ordinary Day,’ with a more guitar-centered progressive hard-rock core.

Mark Anthony K on Projekt Gemineye’s ‘A Brand New Day’: ‘A Little More Guitar Heavy’

Mark Anthony K on Projekt Gemineye’s ‘A Brand New Day’: ‘A Little More Guitar Heavy’

Mark Anthony K joins Preston Frazier to discuss Projekt Gemineye’s ‘A Brand New Day,’ the second installment of a song cycle that began with 2017’s ‘An Ordinary Day.’

Living Colour, Steve Hackett, David Crosby, Michael McDonald + Others: Preston Frazier’s Best Rock and Pop of 2017

Living Colour, Steve Hackett, David Crosby, Michael McDonald + Others: Preston Frazier’s Best Rock and Pop of 2017

Preston Frazier’s Best Rock and Pop of 2017 list touches on projects from established legends, as well as up-and-coming and criminally under-appreciated acts.

Yes, “I’m Running” from Big Generator (1987) YESterdays

Yes, “I’m Running” from Big Generator (1987) YESterdays

“I’m Running,” the penultimate song on Yes’ 1987 album ‘Big Generator,’ steps out of the arena haze with an interesting but not totally successful gambit.

Richard Thompson, Yes, Bob Dylan + Others: Preston Frazier’s Best Live / Reissues of 2017

Richard Thompson, Yes, Bob Dylan + Others: Preston Frazier’s Best Live / Reissues of 2017

Preston Frazier counts down his list of Best Live / Reissues of 2017, touching on favorites from Bob Dylan, Yes and Richard Thompson, among others.

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