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Marc Cary – Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2 (2015)

Marc Cary – Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2 (2015)

Here’s a review of Marc Cary’s next album, the eclectic/electric ‘Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2,’ a multi-ethnic fusion affair that reveals the Fender Rhodes’ possibilities.

David Gilmour’s On An Island was un-extravagant, mesmerizing

David Gilmour’s On An Island was un-extravagant, mesmerizing

Released March 6, 2006, David Gilmour’s ‘On An Island’ reconnected with an early Pink Floyd sound — and gave us a road map to ‘The Endless River.’

Ringo Starr, “Postcards From Paradise” from Postcards From Paradise (2015): One Track Mind

Ringo Starr, “Postcards From Paradise” from Postcards From Paradise (2015): One Track Mind

Ringo Starr has always loved reanimating his storied past in song, but rarely has he hit on such a winning combination of whimsy and memory.

Bob Dylan + the Band, “Something There Is About You” (1974): Across the Great Divide

Bob Dylan + the Band, “Something There Is About You” (1974): Across the Great Divide

These are the first hints at darker revelations to come from Bob Dylan on ‘Blood on the Tracks.’ But, because of the Band’s presence, far different.

With Power to Believe, King Crimson explored an unsettled post-9/11 landscape

With Power to Believe, King Crimson explored an unsettled post-9/11 landscape

Released on March 4, 2003, King Crimson’s turbulent ‘Power to Believe’ felt like an innocent’s view of war as it started before his very eyes.

Tim & Caio – In Brazil (2015)

Tim & Caio – In Brazil (2015)

Here is a review of Tim & Caio’s wonderful world music concoction ‘In Brazil’, and strong set of nimble, catchy tunes due out March 10.

Judas Priest – Defenders of the Faith: 30th Anniversary Edition (1985; 2015 reissue)

Judas Priest – Defenders of the Faith: 30th Anniversary Edition (1985; 2015 reissue)

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.

Beth Hart, “Mechanical Heart” from Better Than Home (2015): One Track Mind

Beth Hart, “Mechanical Heart” from Better Than Home (2015): One Track Mind

Presented from the start as a next-gen Janis Joplin, Beth Hart has a well-earned reputation as a whiskey barrel-busting belter. This isn’t that.

Jerry Woods – Clearly EP (2014)

Jerry Woods – Clearly EP (2014)

Newcomer Jerry Woods’ phrasing and inflection, mirroring moments ranging from latter-day Beatles to Todd Rundgren, are lively and commanding.

Bob Dylan, “The Night We Called It a Day” from Shadows in the Night (2015): One Track Mind

Bob Dylan, “The Night We Called It a Day” from Shadows in the Night (2015): One Track Mind

The twist in Bob Dylan’s new video adds a new complexity to a song that used to only be about two lovers’ theoretical last evening together.