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Matthew Lux’s Communication Arts Quartet – Contra/Fact (2018)

Matthew Lux’s Communication Arts Quartet – Contra/Fact (2018)

Matthew Lux’s debut ‘Contra/Fact’ contains a good deal of delightful surprises but given his credentials, such surprises are to be expected.

The Beatles, “Mother Nature’s Son” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Mother Nature’s Son” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles deep cut “Mother Nature’s Son” proves Paul McCartney’s mastery of simplicity in melody, subject and arrangement.

Denny Zeitlin – Wishing On The Moon (2018)

Denny Zeitlin – Wishing On The Moon (2018)

Pianist Denny Zeitlin’s ‘Wishing On The Moon’ presents three unique musical personalities in pursuit of the right group dynamic and their performance at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola confirms they had achieved it.

Carl Palmer, of Asia and Emerson Lake & Palmer: Something Else! Interview

Carl Palmer, of Asia and Emerson Lake & Palmer: Something Else! Interview

Carl Palmer discusses how ELP Legacy is boldly refashioning the Emerson Lake and Palmer catalog, and what the future holds for Asia after John Wetton’s death.

Evil Genius – Experiments On Human Subjects (2018)

Evil Genius – Experiments On Human Subjects (2018)

‘Experiments On Human Subjects’ is artful haymaking from Evil Genius. The tuba is having more fun than is probably legally allowed and if you’re predisposed for adventurous listening, you’ll have illegal fun too.

Iron Butterfly, UFO, Humble Pie, Kansas + Others: Lost Hard Rock / Prog Recordings

Iron Butterfly, UFO, Humble Pie, Kansas + Others: Lost Hard Rock / Prog Recordings

The list is by no means exhaustive or definitive: Most people have their own personal choices for what they consider to be great lost recordings.

Donovan – Sunshine Superman (1966): On Second Thought

Donovan – Sunshine Superman (1966): On Second Thought

In the beginning, Donovan was often dismissed as a minor-league Bob Dylan. But he proved critics wrong with ‘Sunshine Superman.’

Carl Weingarten – This Is Where I Found You (2018)

Carl Weingarten – This Is Where I Found You (2018)

‘This Is Where I Found You’ finds Carl Weingarten in a very good spot, musically speaking. With ample support and positivity oozing from his songs, Weingarten’s velvety revolution continues.

David Garfield, “Stay” from Jammin’ Outside the Box (2018): Sneak Peek

David Garfield, “Stay” from Jammin’ Outside the Box (2018): Sneak Peek

David Garfield’s take on “Stay,” the classic Rufus song, features an amazing cast of guest stars who lift this cover to another level.

Phil Proctor of the Firesign Theatre: New Book and Podcast

Phil Proctor of the Firesign Theatre: New Book and Podcast

Find out more about ‘Where’s My Fortune Cookie?’ and ‘The Proctor Podcast,’ from Phil Proctor of Firesign Theatre fame.

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