Al Jarreau’s distinctive singing style crossed boundaries, encompassing jazz, pop, R&B, funk, gospel, and even world music.
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Alphonse Mouzon was a seminal force in the birth of fusion, and also had a notable impact on rock.
Greg Lake was recording Emerson Lake and Palmer’s “Lucky Man” alone. Then Keith Emerson returned from the pub – and Lake had an idea.
This gravelly marvel of a singer, Leon Russell leaves us as the consummate musician – and a never-ebbing rebel.
I returned to a 2009 live album, Leonard Cohen’s first newly recorded release since 2004’s ‘Dear Heather,’ during the first dark evening without him.
Rod Temperton has died at age 66, after rising to early fame as a songwriter for Heatwave.
Ex-Wings guitarist Henry McCullough suffered a devastating heart attack in 2012 and then endured a lengthy period of partial recovery.
Prince always found a way to transcend his own legendary eccentricities. And this music, more than all of that, is what will remain.
George Martin could have made the Beatles toe the company line. Instead, Mike Tiano argues, he inspired them to greatness by working as a musical and production collaborator.
The records, those sounds – even in George Martin’s awful absence – will remain, forever.