Progressive rock

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.

King Crimson, November 26, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

King Crimson, November 26, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

People come to worship this band, not necessarily to enjoy themselves. A King Crimson concert is serious business.

Alan Simon, “You Are the Sunshine” from Excalibur IV (2017): One Track Mind

Alan Simon, “You Are the Sunshine” from Excalibur IV (2017): One Track Mind

This has been a great year for progressive rock releases, but overlooking Alan Simon’s ‘Excalibur IV: The Dark Age of the Dragon’ verges on criminal.

Lucas Lee Discusses His Topical New Album, Working with Marco Minnemann

Lucas Lee Discusses His Topical New Album, Working with Marco Minnemann

Lucas Lee goes in depth with Preston Frazier on ‘Acceptance of Gravitational Collapsing Manifestations,’ his 2017 prog-rock project with Marco Minnemann.

Lucas Lee – Acceptances of Gravitational Collapsing Manifestations (2017)

Lucas Lee – Acceptances of Gravitational Collapsing Manifestations (2017)

Like all of Lucas Lee’s albums, nothing is left to chance, yet there is a level of passion which is so invigorating.

Yes, “Shoot High Aim Low” from Big Generator (1987): YESterdays

Yes, “Shoot High Aim Low” from Big Generator (1987): YESterdays

Each time I listen again to Yes’ ‘Big Generator,’ I’m struck afresh by its poise and expansiveness. “Shoot High Aim Low” is a perfect example.

Esso Afrojam Funkbeat, World Trade, Tomi Malm + others: Five for the Road

Esso Afrojam Funkbeat, World Trade, Tomi Malm + others: Five for the Road

This occasional look at road-worthy artists includes Esso Afrojam Funkbeat, Billy Sherwood’s World Trade, Tomi Malm and others.

Pink Floyd – The Wall, February 7, 1980: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Pink Floyd – The Wall, February 7, 1980: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Pink Floyd created a signature concert experience during their first performances of ‘The Wall,’ but I was lucky to have been there at all.

Dylan Howe, jazz bandleader and Yes drummer: Something Else! Interview

Dylan Howe, jazz bandleader and Yes drummer: Something Else! Interview

Dylan Howe had already made a name for himself as a jazz bandleader and a sideman before he joined his father’s group.

Yes, Aug. 7, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Yes, Aug. 7, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Was the performance at the YEStival in Baltimore epic? The answer is Yes!

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