Souther is one of the best in the business at telling stories, period. This story of love and longing for his waitress lover is evocative and beautiful.
Toto just seems to get better with age – and Michael McDonald held his own.
Yes, ‘Apocryphal’ is ethereal, an adjective that might be overused a tad, but it’s all about the way Vinnie Sperrazza and his three accomplices give the music that quality. It puts Sperrazza’s formal debut in a far corner of jazz that’s rarely occupied with so much moxie.
“Rosalita” was the song that just had to be played before all important events.
We previosuly picked our most beloved Steely Dan singles, now we choose the finest five of their deep cuts.
Call this one the American Dream … and the American Detour.
‘The Where’ is a solid step up from a level that was already high. No one should think jazz is stuck on neutral after listening to this trio, and one senses that they are just getting started.
It should’ve been in the film; it should’ve been a lead single. What happened?
‘Reflexology’ continues with Groder’s open-ended mastery, with a rhythm section that acts as a natural extension of its leader.
They create something deeper than what came before – something harder to quantify.