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Exclusive stream: Nektar, “Juggernaut” from Time Machine (2013)

Sample a swirling bit of prog-fusion psychedelia from Nektar, as the band gets set to release its first album of all new material in five years and then hit the road for a 12-date U.S. tour later in the month.

Michel Gentile, Daniel Kelly, Rob Garcia – Works (2013)

Flautist Michel Gentile, pianist Daniel Kelly and drummer Rob Garcia have all distinguished themselves as leaders of their own jazz combos and as composers, but they joined forces for a trio

On Second Thought: Paul McCartney and Wings – Rockshow (1980; 2013 reissue)

On Second Thought: Paul McCartney and Wings – Rockshow (1980; 2013 reissue)

The days of watching dark, grainy footage while listening to a muddy sound mix are finally over. At last, Paul McCartney and Wings’ seminal concert film Rockshow has been completely restored

Tommy Malone – Natural Born Days (2013)

Tommy Malone was not lacking for work as a musician, not with his frontman role in one of the best and beloved roots bands going, the Subdudes. This underrated talent had basically handed his career over to this New Orleans favorite on and off from 1987 until the band went into indefinite hiatus at the end of 2010.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “The Long Goodbye” (1992)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “The Long Goodbye” (1992)

Here is a example of me never getting to the lyrics. Musically, “The Long Goodbye” goes nowhere.

JD Allen, Exploring the Symbolism in Grace: Something Else! Interview

JD Allen, Exploring the Symbolism in Grace: Something Else! Interview

In this final segment of a three-part Something Else! Sitdown with JD Allen, David Greenberg explores the saxophonist’s terrific new release, the dying concept of expressing emotion in song, and Allen’s need to keep progressing

Walter Trout – Luther’s Blues (2013)

Walter Trout, over a 22-album solo career, has never before recorded a project devoted to cover songs. Then again, few players have impacted the 62-year-old quite like the late Luther Allison.

Frank Wess – Magic 101 (2013)

Though somewhat less distinctive in his moment than Frank Foster, reedman Frank Wess has outlived his late long-time partner in the Count Basie Band — and that’s provided an opportunity to reassess his contributions, in particular on the flute.

Steely Dan Sunday: “Peg [Live]” (1995)

Steely Dan Sunday: “Peg [Live]” (1995)

<<< BACKWARD (“Book Of Liars [Live]”) ||| ONWARD (“Third World Man [Live]”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Perhaps one of the two or three songs to make every Steely Dan set list since the guys started touring again in ’93

Bill Frisell – Big Sur (2013)

Bill Frisell – Big Sur (2013)

The progenitor of Americana jazz makes music that’s most directly inspired by a scenic crown jewel of Americana itself.