One Track Mind: Jon Anderson, "Race to the End" (2012)

Jon Anderson has gotten into the spirit of the just-started Olympics, releasing a new song that combines the anthematic echoes of “Chariots of Fire” with his patented hope-streaked lyrics.

Jan Garbarek – Dansere ECM Box Set (2012)

With the possible exception of his one-time employer Keith Jarrett, there’s no other musician who epitomizes ECM Records more than the saxophonist from Norway, Jan Garbarek.

Bruce Hornsby – Red Hook Summer (2012)

The criminally underappreciated Bruce Hornsby, shackled forever in the public consciousness by his lone drum-tracked No. 1 hit from 1986, returns with a nuanced, assured soundtrack effort for the forthcoming Spike Lee film.

Swamp Cabbage – Drum Roll Please (2012)

Diving headlong into some of the 1970s’ most iconic songs, Swamp Cabbage decided to use vintage techniques and vintage instruments. The results?: A kudzu-covered blast of trailer-park funk.

Terje Rypdal – Odyssey: In Studio and In Concert (1975, 2012 reissue)

Apart from his trademark whammy bar-induced vibrato, Norwegian guitarist, keyboardist, saxophonist, composer and bandleader Terje Rypdal has been one of the hardest to define figures of progressive jazz

Something Else sneak peek: Down, "Witchtripper" (2012)

It’s been a long time coming, but on Thursday fans finally got a listen to some new studio work from Down.

The Friday Morning Listen: The Dø – Both Ways Open Jaws (2011)

My listening habits in the car have become kind of psychotic of late. I’ll often sync things to my phone via Spotify, and then listen to a CD.

Deep Beatles: "All I’ve Got to Do" from With the Beatles (1963)

As any Beatles student knows, the four made no secret of their love for R&B. Before they conquered the world, they cut their teeth on tracks by Little Richard, Arthur Alexander, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

Gimme Five: Mike Keneally explores the riddle of Miles Davis, the influence of Metallica

On this special edition of Something Else! Reviews’ One Track Mind, Mike Keneally talks about working with — and working without — XTC’s Andy Partridge on the terrific new album Wing Beat Fantastic.

fo/mo/deep – A Beautiful Bang (2012)

Columbus, Ohio’s fo/mo/deep calls themselves an “Eclectic Groove Oriented – Funky Jazz Collective,” and it’s truth in advertising.