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Anteloper [Jaimie Branch and Jason Nazary] – Kudu (2018)

Anteloper [Jaimie Branch and Jason Nazary] – Kudu (2018)

Anteloper’s ‘Kudu’ suggests that there is so much art waiting to be tapped with only a trumpet, drums and a little bit of circuitry.

Michael Coleman + Ben Goldberg – Practitioner (2018)

Michael Coleman + Ben Goldberg – Practitioner (2018)

One can’t help to think that Steve Lacy would have loved the originality Ben Goldberg and Michael Coleman brought to these personal expressions of his.

The Beatles, “Your Mother Should Know” from Magical Mystery Tour (1967): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Your Mother Should Know” from Magical Mystery Tour (1967): Deep Beatles

“Your Mother Should Know” may not break new musical ground, but it further exemplifies how the Beatles drew from seemingly unlikely sources in their compositions.

Bill Frisell – Music IS (2018)

Bill Frisell – Music IS (2018)

This is more than solo recording; it’s a collection of musical narratives, told by Bill Frisell as he creates these amazing aural landscapes.

Iron Maiden’s masterpiece Seventh Son of a Seventh Son changed everything

Iron Maiden’s masterpiece Seventh Son of a Seventh Son changed everything

‘Seventh Son of a Seventh Son,’ released 30 years ago this week, started a journey. Iron Maiden is now a part of me, and I am a part of what’s kept them around.

‘Weekly Standard’ Fails in Pitting Yes Against the Replacements

‘Weekly Standard’ Fails in Pitting Yes Against the Replacements

Mike Tiano calls out ‘Weekly Standard’ columnist Ike Brannon for a misleading piece on Yes, the Replacements and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Billy Cobham’s Crosswinds Project, March 28, 2018: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Billy Cobham’s Crosswinds Project, March 28, 2018: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Respected for his incalculable influence on both jazz and rock, Billy Cobham is an important drummer – and one that I had never seen perform.

Jasen Weaver – The Voscoville (2018)

Jasen Weaver – The Voscoville (2018)

If Jasen Weaver’s ‘The Voscoville’ is any indication, we are definitely going to be hearing more from this exceptional developing jazz talent.

Thom Yorke – Spitting Feathers (2006): On Second Thought

Thom Yorke – Spitting Feathers (2006): On Second Thought

‘Spitting Feathers’ feels like part of a journey for Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, but not one which is complete.

Jeff Coffey, formerly of Chicago: Something Else! Interview

Jeff Coffey, formerly of Chicago: Something Else! Interview

Jeff Coffey discusses his fascinating career – before, during and now after Chicago – in this new Something Else! Sitdown with Preston Frazier.

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