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Burnt Belief (Porcupine Tree’s Colin Edwin + Jon Durant) – Etymology (2014)

Burnt Belief (Porcupine Tree’s Colin Edwin + Jon Durant) – Etymology (2014)

‘Etymology’ by Burnt Belief, featuring Porcupine Tree’s Colin Edwin and Jon Durant, is as good as you can get with downtempo music.

“Wet Side Story” (unreleased, 1996?): Steely Dan Sunday

“Wet Side Story” (unreleased, 1996?): Steely Dan Sunday

Maybe “Wet Side Story,” played during the 1996 tour, should go on Steely Dan’s next album, too.

Cat Stevens, “Tell ‘Em I’m Gone” (2014): One Track Mind

Cat Stevens, “Tell ‘Em I’m Gone” (2014): One Track Mind

Cat Stevens covers Leadbelly’s dark tale of escape, pointing the way to what could have been a very different career path.

James Williamson – Re-Licked (2014)

James Williamson – Re-Licked (2014)

With ‘Re-Licked,’ Stooges guitarist James Williamson restores his own rock ‘n’ roll ’73 Barracuda.

Tony Levin says Stick Men will look back with retrospective and tour, then charge ahead

Tony Levin says Stick Men will look back with retrospective and tour, then charge ahead

We caught up with the always-busy Tony Levin to discuss a new Stick Men anthology and tour, and what’s next.

Kenny Shanker – Action City (2014)

Kenny Shanker – Action City (2014)

Here’s a review of Kenny Shanker’s Action City, a perfect blend of top-notch composing and refined musicianship.

“Dig a Pony,” from Let It Be (1970): Deep Beatles

“Dig a Pony,” from Let It Be (1970): Deep Beatles

The Beatles’ often-overlooked “Dig a Pony” is a classic example of John Lennon’s love of wordplay.

Bob Dylan and the Band, “Dress It Up, Better Have It All” (2014): One Track Mind

Bob Dylan and the Band, “Dress It Up, Better Have It All” (2014): One Track Mind

We review a previously unheard, chin-wagging find from Bob Dylan and the Band’s forthcoming ‘Basement Tapes Complete.’

Kenny Barron + Dave Holland – The Art of Conversation (2014)

Kenny Barron + Dave Holland – The Art of Conversation (2014)

Dave Holland and Kenny Barron sound like two players finishing one another sentences — despite small but important differences in dialect.

Jerry Garcia, “They Love Each Other” from GarciaLive Volume Five (2014): One Track Mind

Jerry Garcia, “They Love Each Other” from GarciaLive Volume Five (2014): One Track Mind

Jerry Garcia returns to the Grateful Dead staple “They Love Each Other” on a new archival release – and we hear this song again, as it once was.