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Fiona Ross – Black, White and a Little Bit of Grey (2017)

Fiona Ross’ new album builds on her previous material, while demonstrating the maturation of talent this musical hand grenade has let loose.

Vinnie Sperrazza Apocryphal – Hide Ye Idols (2017)

Vinnie Sperrazza Apocryphal – Hide Ye Idols (2017)

Vinnie Sperrazza and his audacious crew once again stretch jazz across multiple red lines and force people to rethink what defines that idiom.

Maroon 5 – Red Pill Blues (2017)

Maroon 5 – Red Pill Blues (2017)

You can’t help but wonder how great this would have been if Maroon 5 more consistently rose above the easy expectations of their fans and these times.

Chicago, “Harry Truman” from Chicago VIII (1975): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Harry Truman” from Chicago VIII (1975): Saturdays in the Park

One of the more unusual things Chicago ever recorded, “Harry Truman” could be considered a novelty song – but that doesn’t take away any of my enjoyment.

Lucas Lee Discusses His Topical New Album, Working with Marco Minnemann

Lucas Lee Discusses His Topical New Album, Working with Marco Minnemann

Lucas Lee goes in depth with Preston Frazier on ‘Acceptance of Gravitational Collapsing Manifestations,’ his 2017 prog-rock project with Marco Minnemann.

The Wood Brothers, “River Takes the Town” from One Drop Of Truth (2018): One Track Mind

The Wood Brothers, “River Takes the Town” from One Drop Of Truth (2018): One Track Mind

Right at the time southeastern Texas was beset by a major hurricane in late summer of 2017, the Wood Brothers recorded a song that perfectly captures that catastrophic time in their signature folksy manner.

Toto, “Alone” from 40 Trips Around the Sun (2018): One Track Mind

Toto, “Alone” from 40 Trips Around the Sun (2018): One Track Mind

The initial single from Toto’s upcoming retrospective set ’40 Trips Around the Sun’ has a hint of familiarity, and that’s not too surprising.

Dan Blacksberg – Radiant Others (2017)

Dan Blacksberg – Radiant Others (2017)

Dan Blacksberg’s ‘Radiant Others’ is a fresh, nontraditional take on traditional melodies that happens to be Jewish in origin. You don’t need to be an ethnomusicologist to enjoy this one.

Yes, “Almost Like Love” from Big Generator (1987) YESterdays

Yes, “Almost Like Love” from Big Generator (1987) YESterdays

When you add together all the disparate parts of “Almost Like Love,” you almost get a good Yes song … but not quite.

The Terry Kath Experience (2017): Movies

The Terry Kath Experience (2017): Movies

‘The Terry Kath Experience’ isn’t a documentary you merely watch; it’s one you experience and you feel.

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