Les McCann’s free-form soul-jazz experiment ‘Invitation to Openness’ is the sound of someone loosing himself from the bonds of expectation.
A highlight of ‘Ultimate Sinatra,’ everything is in place on Frank Sinatra’s Count Basie collaboration “Best is Yet to Come.” And then it surprises you.
These sessions may have been recorded more than a decade ago, but the Thing’s ‘Garage’ is still one of the best albums I have heard this year.
Judas Priest’s ‘British Steel’ and ‘Screaming for Vengeance’ get the praise, but a new reissue of ‘Defenders of the Faith’ shows it’s their equal.
Here is a review of an expanded reissue of the 1974 recording ‘Trio And Duet,’ exploring two sides of avant-garde great Anthony Braxton.
The Hangabouts’ snappy pop songs evoke essential aspects of their ancestors, without bowing down to mindless mimicry.
‘East-West’ stands as a cornerstone for the Paul Butterfield Blues Band’s just-announced induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Supertramp’s ‘Crime of the Century: Deluxe 40th Anniversary Edition’ is a remaster befitting the classic pop-prog album’s legacy.
Brimming with a laid-back country gait and a Muscle Shoals vibe, Cowboy’s ‘5’ll Getcha Ten’ sees a welcome reissue today from Real Gone Music.
Top reissues of 2014 include a double shot of Led Zeppelin, more Bob Dylan and the Band than you could imagine, and some long-lost CSNY.