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Desmond White, “Dream Girl” from Glace (2017): One Track Mind

Desmond White, “Dream Girl” from Glace (2017): One Track Mind

“Dream Girl” is a effective gateway to the heart of Desmond White’s ‘Glace.’

Chicago, “A Hit By Varese” from Chicago V (1972): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “A Hit By Varese” from Chicago V (1972): Saturdays in the Park

“A Hit By Varese” leads off Chicago’s fifth album, one many of my colleagues and I feel is flawless. It is, as they used to say, “all killer, no filler.”

Chicago, “A Song For Richard and His Friends” from At Carnegie Hall (1971): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “A Song For Richard and His Friends” from At Carnegie Hall (1971): Saturdays in the Park

‘Chicago at Carnegie Hall,’ a sprawling four-record set, was ripe for abuse from so-called leading critics of the time.

Chicago, “Loneliness Is Just a Word” from Chicago III (1971): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Loneliness Is Just a Word” from Chicago III (1971): Saturdays in the Park

Robert Lamm’s sophisticated deep cut recalls a period when Chicago was one of the preeminent jazz-rock ensembles – not just a rock band with horns.

M.A. Bakker – Rejected Scripts (2016)

M.A. Bakker – Rejected Scripts (2016)

M.A. Bakker’s jazz-rock debut boasts the expert musicianship of a by-gone era, and a vivid lyrical imagery that gives it a fiction novel feel.

Miles Davis’ brilliant, misunderstood Bitches Brew broke every rule: ‘An art form unto itself’

Miles Davis’ brilliant, misunderstood Bitches Brew broke every rule: ‘An art form unto itself’

Miles Davis sideman Lenny White talks about recording the groundbreaking, genre-shattering ‘Bitches Brew,’ released in April of 1970.

Blood Sweat and Tears’ Child is Father to the Man remains an early, often-overlooked creative peak

Released today in 1968, Blood Sweat and Tears’ debut balances free-form experimentalism within a larger framework of American songcraft.

‘Those are great songs, but …’: Danny Seraphine wrestles with Chicago’s 1980s era

‘Those are great songs, but …’: Danny Seraphine wrestles with Chicago’s 1980s era

For co-founding member Danny Seraphine, Chicago’s transition into 1980s-era pop stars still represents a conundrum. He pined for the days of their early, more challenging music — but he relished their successes.

Bogdo Ula – The Return of the Sons of Ra (2013)

They gathered for five days at this countryside studio in Finland, plugging in and recording whatever happened.

Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin – Invitation to Illumination: Live at Montreux (2013)

There’s a sense of homecoming, both in the musical selection and in the easy collaborative verve, about Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin’s Invitation to Illumination: Live at Montreux.

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