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Bernie Marsden + David Coverdale, “Trouble” from Shine (2014): One Track Mind

Bernie Marsden + David Coverdale, “Trouble” from Shine (2014): One Track Mind

Bernie Marsden’s blues-soaked collaboration with David Coverdale recalls their earlier connections to Deep Purple’s more R&B-focused 1970s era.

Princess Planet – The Ritzland Tapes (2014)

Princess Planet – The Ritzland Tapes (2014)

You can hear and feel Princess Planet’s passion rising from the grooves.

Ross Hammond + Grant Calvin Weston – Blues and Daily News (2014)

Ross Hammond + Grant Calvin Weston – Blues and Daily News (2014)

We review ‘Blues and Daily News’ by Ross Hammond and Grant Calvin Weston, a creative guitar/drums improv record.

Adrian Belew begins new Power Trio tour, hoping to present a taste of FLUX

Adrian Belew begins new Power Trio tour, hoping to present a taste of FLUX

As Adrian Belew kicks off a fall tour with his Power Trio, he ruminates on how to bring music from his innovative new app to the stage.

Avishai Cohen’s Triveni – Dark Nights (2014)

Avishai Cohen’s Triveni – Dark Nights (2014)

Far from losing its freshness, this power jazz trio led by its virtuosic trumpet player Avishai Cohen has delivered its best set of recordings yet.

WKRP in Cincinnati: The Complete Series (2014): Television

WKRP in Cincinnati: The Complete Series (2014): Television

‘WKRP in Cincinnati’ finally returns with much – if, alas, not all – of its original music in tact.

Northern Sugar, American Suitcase + others – International Pop Overthrow, Volume 17 (2014)

Northern Sugar, American Suitcase + others – International Pop Overthrow, Volume 17 (2014)

‘International Pop Overthrow, Volume 17′ is buttered to the brim with strong hooks, cracking melodies, divine harmonies and tireless energy.

Rock and Roll Highway: The Robbie Robertson Story, by Sebastian Robertson (2014): Books

Rock and Roll Highway: The Robbie Robertson Story, by Sebastian Robertson (2014): Books

Robbie Robertson’s son set out to reshape his father’s life as a children’s tale. He ended up with something that will resonate with everyone.

Lucinda Williams – Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone (2014)

Lucinda Williams – Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone (2014)

Lucinda Williams’ ‘Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone’ is an expection to the rule of double albums being full of filler. This one is all killer.

Manhattan Transfer’s Tim Hauser: 10 Essential Performances

Manhattan Transfer’s Tim Hauser: 10 Essential Performances

Remembering Manhattan Transfer’s Tim Hauser, who helped open the door to jazz for me.