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Mick Abrahams, of Jethro Tull: Something Else! Interview

Mick Abrahams, of Jethro Tull: Something Else! Interview

Mick Abrahams rose to instant fame as a member of Jethro Tull, helping craft a debut album in ‘This Was’ that memorably melded blues with progressive rock.

Toto, “Waiting For Your Love” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Waiting For Your Love” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

“Waiting for Your Love” is another ‘Toto IV’ deep cut which could easily have been a successful single from the album. This is song craftsmanship at its finest.

Quiet Riot – QR III (1986): Metal Meltdowns

Quiet Riot – QR III (1986): Metal Meltdowns

Quiet Riot was probably headed for obscurity before ‘QR III’ was released 30 years ago, but this album certainly drove the nail in the coffin.

Cassandra Wilson’s slow-starting Loverly didn’t take her usual risks

Cassandra Wilson’s slow-starting Loverly didn’t take her usual risks

‘Loverly,’ released in June 2008, wasn’t gutsy enough to be a top-echelon Cassandra Wilson album, though there were still plenty of enjoyable moments.

Levin Minnemann Rudess set to release 2nd album From The Law Offices Of July 15

Levin Minnemann Rudess set to release 2nd album From The Law Offices Of July 15

The Levin Minnemann Rudess upcoming sophomore release ‘From The Law Offices Of Levin Minnemann Rudess’ promises more of the same heady, instrumental prog rock we’ve long come to expect from them.

Chicago, “The Road” from Chicago II (1970): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “The Road” from Chicago II (1970): Saturdays in the Park

You know an album is good when even the filler tracks, like this one from ‘Chicago II,’ are outstanding.

Jon Herington – Adult Entertainment (2016)

Jon Herington – Adult Entertainment (2016)

‘Adult Entertainment’ is just that, with 12 songs of various styles, direct yet evocative lyrics and excellent playing from Jon Herington and company.

Dr. John’s anger over Katrina powered The City That Care Forgot to greatness

Dr. John’s anger over Katrina powered The City That Care Forgot to greatness

‘The City That Care Forgot’ arrived in June 2008, just as some might questioned yet another Katrina-themed album. But Dr. John’s was different.

Bill Laswell, Bernie Worrell, Karsh Kale – Funkcronomic (2016)

Bill Laswell, Bernie Worrell, Karsh Kale – Funkcronomic (2016)

For twenty minutes, ‘Funkcronomic’ captures that sweet core of George Clinton’s P-Funk innovations.

Ivo Perelman – Corpo, Blue, The Hitchhiker (2016)

Ivo Perelman – Corpo, Blue, The Hitchhiker (2016)

Three duos with exponentially more ideas; Ivo Perelman makes a lot of music because he has so much to say. Even when there is only one other musician alongside him with which to express all these new inspirations.