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 joins Preston Frazier for a Something Else! Sitdown to discuss his soulful new album, and how his roots inform this unique throwback sound.
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’ sixth studio album, ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans,’ ends with its most accessible side of music.
Brian Charette’s newest album ‘Once & Future’ the perfect record for aspiring (and accomplished) organ-jazz players…and listeners as well.
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.
Like Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, John Fogerty and others have seen their songs become the center of interesting disputes.
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.
“Please Mister Postman” illustrates how the Beatles adapted other musical forms to create their own sound, both honoring their forebears and adding another dimension.
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.