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The Beatles, “I’m Looking Through You” from ‘Rubber Soul’ (1965): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “I’m Looking Through You” from ‘Rubber Soul’ (1965): Deep Beatles

“I’m Looking Through You” paints a vivid picture of a troubled relationship, but another muse may have inspired this Beatles track: Bob Dylan.

Toto bassist Shem von Schroeck: Something Else! Interview

Toto bassist Shem von Schroeck: Something Else! Interview

A stalwart with Kenny Loggins and Don Felder, Shem von Schroeck has one lasting goal: He hopes to be Toto’s “last bass player.”

Sonny Rollins Became a Colossus Once More With ‘Road Shows Vol. 1’

Sonny Rollins Became a Colossus Once More With ‘Road Shows Vol. 1’

Released a decade ago this month, ‘Road Shows Vol. 1’ reframed Sonny Rollins as jazz’s most important living saxophonist.

Buena Vista Social Club Captured Already-Lost History on ‘At Carnegie Hall’

Buena Vista Social Club Captured Already-Lost History on ‘At Carnegie Hall’

Released 10 years ago this month, ‘At Carnegie Hall’ remains the most complete testament to the Buena Vista Social Club’s sizzling mid-1990s Cuban revival.

How Paul Allen Saved the Seattle Cinerama

How Paul Allen Saved the Seattle Cinerama

In memory of Paul Allen, we’re returning to Mike Tiano’s examination of the late Microsoft co-founder’s role in preserving the Seattle Cinerama Theater.

Joe Mandica – ‘Presents GROOVES’ (2018)

Joe Mandica – ‘Presents GROOVES’ (2018)

Bottled tight with an unlimited supply of hooks and melodies, ‘Joe Mandica Presents GROOVES’ yields one spectacular song after another.

Yellowjackets, Randy Waldman, Marquis Hill + others: Five for the Road

Yellowjackets, Randy Waldman, Marquis Hill + others: Five for the Road

Yellowjackets, Randy Waldman and Marquis Hill are part of the latest edition of Five for the Road, an occasional look at music that’s been in my car lately.

Lucas Lee – ‘Lowered Expectations’ (2018)

Lucas Lee – ‘Lowered Expectations’ (2018)

Lucas Lee’s albums are as involving as instrumental rock can be. That’s a testament to his skills as a writer, arranger and musician.

Aaron Parks – ‘Little Big’ (2018)

Aaron Parks – ‘Little Big’ (2018)

Aaron Parks’ progressively minded ‘Little Big’ might not be the direction jazz is currently headed, but it should be.

Shooter Jennings – ‘Shooter’ (2018)

Shooter Jennings – ‘Shooter’ (2018)

Shooter Jennings decided to title his return to country music after himself, but it could just as easily be called ‘Junior’ or ‘Bocephus.’

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