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Tim Kuhl – 1982 (2015)

Tim Kuhl – 1982 (2015)

Here is a review of the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger’s Tim Kuhl’s latest project, ‘1982,’ an alternately soothing and moderately disquieting record.

Matthew Shipp unveils new trio with upcoming release The Conduct of Jazz

Matthew Shipp unveils new trio with upcoming release The Conduct of Jazz

Here is an early look at the revamped Matthew Shipp Trio’s upcoming Thirsty Ear release, ‘The Conduct of Jazz.’

Frank Zappa – Dance Me This (2015)

Frank Zappa – Dance Me This (2015)

‘Dance Me This’ is diverse in its content and genre references, outer-worldly, edgy and, OK, a little bit weird. Just like Frank Zappa.

Chicago’s two musical eras were bridged by the sweet, complex ‘Just You ‘N Me’

Chicago’s two musical eras were bridged by the sweet, complex ‘Just You ‘N Me’

Released this week in 1973, Chicago’s “Just You ‘N Me” combined their now-familiar easy-listening vibe with cool earlier-period improvisational asides.

Rich Halley 4 – Creating Structure (2015)

Rich Halley 4 – Creating Structure (2015)

Here is a review of ‘Creating Structure’ by the Rich Halley 4, a satisfying album where the wall between composing and performance is removed completely.

Greg Lake discusses one-off Emerson Lake and Powell album: ‘It wasn’t ELP anymore’

Greg Lake discusses one-off Emerson Lake and Powell album: ‘It wasn’t ELP anymore’

Released in June of 1986, Emerson Lake and Powell represented a brawny, 1980s-era update of the old ELP sound — courtesy in part of a different drummer whose name also happened to begin with P. Seems Carl Palmer, co-founder with Greg Lake and Keith Emerson of Emerson Lake and Palmer, became unavailable due to contractual obligations with his other bandRead More

Another landmark Supreme Court decision nearly derailed Seals and Crofts

Another landmark Supreme Court decision nearly derailed Seals and Crofts

One of the 1970s’ most controversial Supreme Court cases sparked an emotional new song from Seals and Crofts. And it cost them.

The Beatles, “I Call Your Name” from Past Masters (1964): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “I Call Your Name” from Past Masters (1964): Deep Beatles

Through it failed to make the ‘Hard Day’s Night’ soundtrack, “I Call Your Name” nevertheless illustrates the Beatles’ rapid artistic development.

Brad Cheeseman Group – Brad Cheeseman Group (2015)

Brad Cheeseman Group – Brad Cheeseman Group (2015)

Here is a review of the debut album by Toronto electric bassist Brad Cheeseman, the fun but sophisticated ‘Brad Cheeseman Group.’

Jethro Tull Road Stories: Call this one, ‘Menstrual in the Gallery’

Jethro Tull Road Stories: Call this one, ‘Menstrual in the Gallery’

On stage, Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson has been hit with a variety of items: a baseball, a rose, a splash of urine. This, however, may have been the worst.