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(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Daybreak” (1979)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Daybreak” (1979)

At first, you might think that New Chautauqua was going to fade out in a series of simple reveries. I would have been fine with that, because that set of ringing arpeggios have that kind of searching quality

Almost Hits: Journey, “Lights” (1978)

Almost Hits: Journey, “Lights” (1978)

Hard to believe that last week Journey’s Infinity had become thirty-six years old; I can still remember how fresh and exciting the album sounded when I first heard it.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Sueño con México” (1979)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Sueño con México” (1979)

As an example of extraordinary beauty emanating from simplicity, it’s hard to top “Sueño con México.” In my mind, it nestles quietly alongside pieces such as Miles’ “So What” and Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme.”

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Hermitage” (1979)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Hermitage” (1979)

For many years, I longed for those early Pat Metheny concerts, when “Phase Dance” was always played. OK, I still do, but there have been a few instances where the song has popped up

‘My inspiration every single night': Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks keeps photo of George Harrison nearby

‘My inspiration every single night': Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks keeps photo of George Harrison nearby

For years, Stevie Nicks has kept a treasured 1970-era photograph framed and with her on the road, getting untold moments of inspiration while touring both as a solo artist and with Fleetwood Mac. She’s pictured with George Harrison

‘That really stumped me': Inside the improvisational sessions for Pink Floyd’s ‘Great Gig in the Sky’

‘That really stumped me': Inside the improvisational sessions for Pink Floyd’s ‘Great Gig in the Sky’

It took a little talent, and a lot of luck, for Pink Floyd’s “Great Gig in the Sky” to come together.

‘I don’t think Steve Perry liked me singing': Gregg Rolie opens up about leaving Journey

‘I don’t think Steve Perry liked me singing': Gregg Rolie opens up about leaving Journey

Gregg Rolie, in the space between two albums — 1977’s Next and 1978’s Infinity — went from fronting Journey to playing a secondary vocal role. Credit, and he says some blame, goes to the arrival of Steve Perry.

‘I didn’t know what to do': Joe Walsh on the ugly turn his life took without the Eagles

‘I didn’t know what to do': Joe Walsh on the ugly turn his life took without the Eagles

Joe Walsh was reminded, at screenings worldwide of the new documentary History of the Eagles, just how far he’d slipped into addiction during the group’s long hiatus between 1980-94.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Long Ago Child/Fallen Star” (1979)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Long Ago Child/Fallen Star” (1979)

It’s one thing to paint a complete picture with a small amount of harmonic material, yet quite another to be very concise with over ten minutes of music.

The Friday Morning Listen: The Allman Brothers Band  – At Fillmore East (1971)

The Friday Morning Listen: The Allman Brothers Band – At Fillmore East (1971)

So now we have the latest news in the long saga of the Allman Brothers. It has been announced that Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks will be leaving the band.