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Jack Bruce (1943-2014): An Appreciation

Jack Bruce (1943-2014): An Appreciation

In the aftermath of Jack Bruce’s long-awaited reunion with Cream, some people bitched. All I remember was watching in wonder.

Julian Leal – A New Beginning (2014)

Julian Leal – A New Beginning (2014)

Catchy songwriting, combined with imaginative breaks supply Julian Leal’s synth-poppy ‘A New Beginning’ with vitality and direction.

Throttle Elevator Music – Area J (2014)

Throttle Elevator Music – Area J (2014)

Powered by the garage jazz-rock songs of Gregory Howe and Matt Montgomery with the brash saxophone stylings of Kamasi Washington, Throttle Elevator Music is back with a second helping.

Bob Dylan, “Tangled Up in Blue” (1975): One Track Mind

Bob Dylan, “Tangled Up in Blue” (1975): One Track Mind

This song is for Bob Dylan’s Seventies what “Like a Rolling Stone” was for his Sixties: a farewell.

Tony Levin on King Crimson’s latest bold move: “Truly ‘progressive’ progressive rock”

Tony Levin on King Crimson’s latest bold move: “Truly ‘progressive’ progressive rock”

Tony Levin talks about King Crimson’s remarkable propensity for rebirth, and what might be next.

Queen’s Roger Taylor, “I Wanna Testify” from Best (2014): One Track Mind

Queen’s Roger Taylor, “I Wanna Testify” from Best (2014): One Track Mind

A standout song from Roger Taylor’s new retrospective releases, “I Wanna Testify” both reflects and then amplifies his successes with Queen.

Best Donald Fagen songs: Steely Dan Sunday

Best Donald Fagen songs: Steely Dan Sunday

Steely Dan fanatics John Lawler, Preston Frazier and S. Victor Aaron choose their five favorite songs from frontman Donald Fagen.

Deep Purple – Live in Verona (2014)

Deep Purple – Live in Verona (2014)

This isn’t just another evening of string-laden songcraft from Deep Purple; it’s a big-bang moment for the group’s next era.

Leon Alvarado with Trey Gunn + Jerry Marotta – 2014: Music from an Expanded Universe (2014)

Leon Alvarado with Trey Gunn + Jerry Marotta – 2014: Music from an Expanded Universe (2014)

Leon Alvarado makes another stop on a deeply intriguing journey through prog’s past, but with a modern twist.

Bob Dylan and the Band, “Ain’t No More Cane [Take 2]” (1967): One Track Mind

Bob Dylan and the Band, “Ain’t No More Cane [Take 2]” (1967): One Track Mind

In reanimating age-old songs like “Ain’t No More Cane,” Bob Dylan and the Band began a journey toward undiscovered new vistas.