Credit David Bowie for understanding how to cast his latest iteration. But also Chic for having the goods to make that nascent vision a reality.
If this terrific collaboration between Dutch jazz heavies is ‘The New Wave of Dutch Heavy Jazz,’ then let the waves roll over us.
John Lodge displays a welcome willingness to build a bridge to the future from a well-known foundation of the Moody Blues’ past.
Christine McVie’s absence from ‘Say You Will,’ released this week in 2003, left Fleetwood Mac critically unbalanced. They could have used an editor, too.
Sonny Landreth reminds us just how important the blues is, as both foundation and (maybe most importantly) as launching pad.
Gary Burton’s country-jazz experiment ‘Tennessee Firebird’ broke every rule. He joins Tom Wilmeth to discuss a gutsy decision to record in Nashville.
Crunchy where they might have been folky before, the Indigo Girls’ punchy “Happy in the Sorrow Key” simply pulls no punches.
Paul McCartney’s underrated “What You’re Doing” foreshadows how the Beatles would test the limits of rock later in the 1960s.
Graham Parker and the Rumour returned after three decades as if nothing had changed. Everything had changed, of course. Well, except for these guys.
Bluey’s new tune “Saints and Sinners” doesn’t get the point across from the lyrics alone: the music delivers, too.