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Dream Syndicate – How Did I Find Myself Here? (2017)

Dream Syndicate – How Did I Find Myself Here? (2017)

In some ways, the new Dream Syndicate album is understood less as a singular release and better in the context of Steve Wynn’s overall career.

Ross Hammond and Jon Bafus – Masonic Lawn (2017)

Ross Hammond and Jon Bafus – Masonic Lawn (2017)

For ‘Masonic Lawn,’ Hammond uses Resonator guitars to hold an extemporaneous musical dialogue with Bafus.

The Beatles, “Only a Northern Song” from Yellow Submarine (1967): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Only a Northern Song” from Yellow Submarine (1967): Deep Beatles

The Beatles’ “Only a Northern Song” may be “a little dark and out of key,” as George Harrison proclaims, but only in the most intriguing sense.

Mostly Other People Do The Killing – Paint (2017)

Mostly Other People Do The Killing – Paint (2017)

After the septet outing ‘Loafer’s Hollow’, Moppa Elliot makes “less is more” the mantra for the trio feature ‘Paint’. Which only goes to show that size really doesn’t matter with Mostly Other People Do The Killing; only gumption does.

Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition – Agrima (2017)

Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition – Agrima (2017)

Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition’s the original mission of melding modern group-level stream-of-consciousness with contemporary raga remains intact, ‘Agrima’ builds on those original ideas, too.

Chris Combs – Combsy (2017)

Chris Combs – Combsy (2017)

Chris Comb’s ‘Sombsy’ is strongly recommended for those who like the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, but this fuller impression of Combs’ offbeat musical personality is a treat all unto itself.

Pink Floyd – The Wall, February 7, 1980: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Pink Floyd – The Wall, February 7, 1980: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Pink Floyd created a signature concert experience during their first performances of ‘The Wall,’ but I was lucky to have been there at all.

Noah Jack, “Neighborhood” (2017): One Track Mind

Noah Jack, “Neighborhood” (2017): One Track Mind

The things that an autistic person like Noah Jack can achieve can astound you. Listening to “Neighborhood” is all the proof you need of that.

The Wild One, Forever: In Appreciation of Tom Petty

The Wild One, Forever: In Appreciation of Tom Petty

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers represented what we strive for across so many aspects of our lives: consistency, dependability, and longevity.

Hiromi and Edmar Castaneda – Live in Montreal (2017)

Hiromi and Edmar Castaneda – Live in Montreal (2017)

Hiromi and Edmar Castaneda’s ‘Live in Montreal’ is a revelation about the enchantment that can come from combining world-class piano with an unconventionally inventive harp.

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