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Chicago, “Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon” from Chicago II (1970): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon” from Chicago II (1970): Saturdays in the Park

As good as some of Chicago’s other ambitious musical endeavors may have been, it could be argued that none matched “Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon.”

Durand Jones, soul singer: Something Else! Interview

Durand Jones, soul singer: Something Else! Interview

Durand Jones joins Preston Frazier for a Something Else! Sitdown to discuss his soulful new album, and how his roots inform this unique throwback sound.

Rich Halley 5 – The Outlier (2016)

Rich Halley 5 – The Outlier (2016)

With a clear head and a strong sense of purpose — and the like-minded Vinny Golia on board — Rich Halley keeps on producing abundantly creative modern jazz firmly grounded in all the great traditions of the music form.

Yes, “Ritual / Nous Sommes Du Soleil” (1973): YESterdays

Yes, “Ritual / Nous Sommes Du Soleil” (1973): YESterdays

Yes’ sixth studio album, ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans,’ ends with its most accessible side of music.

Brian Charette – Once & Future (2016)

Brian Charette – Once & Future (2016)

Brian Charette’s newest album ‘Once & Future’ the perfect record for aspiring (and accomplished) organ-jazz players…and listeners as well.

Jackson Browne, “Shaky Town” from Running on Empty (1977): One Track Mind

Jackson Browne, “Shaky Town” from Running on Empty (1977): One Track Mind

Taped in Room 124 of the Edwardsville, Ill., Holiday Inn, 1977’s “Shaky Town” is one of the rawest Jackson Browne recordings – and a must-have song when traveling.

Tell It to the Judge – Cases of Misguided Muses: Odd Couples

Tell It to the Judge – Cases of Misguided Muses: Odd Couples

Like Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, John Fogerty and others have seen their songs become the center of interesting disputes.

Chicago, “Wake Up Sunshine” from Chicago II (1970): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Wake Up Sunshine” from Chicago II (1970): Saturdays in the Park

This is one Chicago deep cut I never get tired of – and the band seems to feel the same: “Wake Up Sunshine” remains an enduring concert chestnut, too.

The Beatles, “Please Mister Postman” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Please Mister Postman” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

“Please Mister Postman” illustrates how the Beatles adapted other musical forms to create their own sound, both honoring their forebears and adding another dimension.

Kali Z. Fasteau, featuring Kidd Jordan – Intuit (2016)

Kali Z. Fasteau, featuring Kidd Jordan – Intuit (2016)

More haunting, impulsive and memorable music from the multi-instrumentalist Kali Z. Fasteau, who made the always surprising ‘Intuit’ with fellow improv veterans Kidd Jordan and L. Mixashawn Rozi.