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Susan Tedeschi’s Varied ‘Back to the River’ Set the Stage for Greatness

Susan Tedeschi’s Varied ‘Back to the River’ Set the Stage for Greatness

Released 10 years ago this week, ‘Back to the River’ once again blended blues, R&B, gospel and rock. But Susan Tedeschi was headed toward something big.

Frank Sinatra’s ‘Lite-Up Time’ Shows Were the Last of Their Kind

Frank Sinatra’s ‘Lite-Up Time’ Shows Were the Last of Their Kind

Released 10 years ago this month, these vintage Frank Sinatra performances preceded a career-threatening throat hemorrhage.

Yes, “Endless Dream” from ‘Talk’ (1994): YESterdays

Yes, “Endless Dream” from ‘Talk’ (1994): YESterdays

The final song on 1994’s ‘Talk’ became a ’90s-style progressive epic, creating a lasting legacy for the Trevor Rabin era of Yes.

Bobby Broom and the Organi-Sation – ‘Soul Fingers’ (2018)

Bobby Broom and the Organi-Sation – ‘Soul Fingers’ (2018)

Built around rock and pop covers, ‘Soul Fingers’ is a showcase for Bobby Broom’s tone, economy and arranging prowess.

Boz Scaggs Didn’t Take the Standard Approach to Standards on ‘Speak Low’

Boz Scaggs Didn’t Take the Standard Approach to Standards on ‘Speak Low’

The West Coast jazz-inflected ‘Speak Low,’ released 10 years ago today, was a nifty reinvention of the Boz Scaggs aesthetic.

Colin Edwin and Lorenzo Feliciati – ‘Twinscapes Vol. 2: A Modern Approach to the Dancefloor’ (2018)

Colin Edwin and Lorenzo Feliciati – ‘Twinscapes Vol. 2: A Modern Approach to the Dancefloor’ (2018)

Colin Edwin and Lorenzo Feliciati once again find simpatico instead of redundancy on their second collaboration.

Aerosmith – ‘Draw the Line’ (1977): On Second Thought

Aerosmith – ‘Draw the Line’ (1977): On Second Thought

By the time Aerosmith entered the studio to record the follow up to ‘Rocks,’ focus and motivation were absent.

Dave Meder, “The Old Rugged Cross” from ‘Passage’ (2018): Something Else! video premiere

Dave Meder, “The Old Rugged Cross” from ‘Passage’ (2018): Something Else! video premiere

This gospel tune has been covered by countless artists, but Dave Meder’s jazzier treatment shows just how transcendent “The Old Rugged Cross” really is.

John Lennon – ‘Gimme Some Truth’ and ‘Imagine’ (2018): Movies

John Lennon – ‘Gimme Some Truth’ and ‘Imagine’ (2018): Movies

Younger generations who think Beyoncé invented the visual album should be shown the conceptual film John Lennon and Yoko Ono co-directed in 1971.

Jorge Calderon – ‘Blue Rhythm Highway’ (2018)

Jorge Calderon – ‘Blue Rhythm Highway’ (2018)

Jorge Calderon’s straight-forward ‘Blue Rhythm Highway’ forgoes studio trickery and flash in favor of strong songs and solid playing.

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