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Here’s Chippy – Little Songs (2014)

Here’s Chippy – Little Songs (2014)

This album is driven by a victorious blend of raw energy and technical triumph.

Indigo Mist [Cuong Vu + Richard Karpen] – That The Days Go By And Never Come Again (2014)

Indigo Mist [Cuong Vu + Richard Karpen] – That The Days Go By And Never Come Again (2014)

Provocative and fanciful, they bring Ellington and Strayhorn closer to us.

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons – The Classic Albums Box; Frankie Valli – Selected Solo Works (2014)

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons – The Classic Albums Box; Frankie Valli – Selected Solo Works (2014)

Rhino capitalizes on the upcoming ‘Jersey Boys’ movie with timely box sets.

‘Some of it was a little bit overblown’: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on prog rock’s ups and downs

‘Some of it was a little bit overblown’: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on prog rock’s ups and downs

Anderson says he and contemporaries in ELP and Yes were often just showing off.

Jonathan Rowden Group – Becoming (2014)

Jonathan Rowden Group – Becoming (2014)

There’s a spiritual unity uncommon in much of jazz today, and even rarer in a debut album.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Your Gold Teeth II (instrumental demo)” (1975)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Your Gold Teeth II (instrumental demo)” (1975)

Here’s why Jeff Porcaro was a favorite among Steely Dan’s many drummers.

Louise Goffin – Songs from the Mine (2014)

Louise Goffin – Songs from the Mine (2014)

The daughter of Carole King and the late Gerry Goffin shines on her own.

On Second Thought: Grateful Dead – Dave’s Picks, Volume 1 (2012)

On Second Thought: Grateful Dead – Dave’s Picks, Volume 1 (2012)

Brimming with power and grace, this has become a treasured collector’s item.

One Track Mind: Peter Himmelman, “Too Afraid to Lose” from The Boat That Carries Us (2014)

One Track Mind: Peter Himmelman, “Too Afraid to Lose” from The Boat That Carries Us (2014)

Himmelman moves away from specificity, and into something far more resonant.

Forgotten series: Warlock – Triumph and Agony (1987)

Forgotten series: Warlock – Triumph and Agony (1987)

It was fast, heavy — and on occasion, gnarly and ugly, as metal should be.