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Boz Scaggs – Out Of The Blues (2018)

Boz Scaggs – Out Of The Blues (2018)

Long past the hit-making phenomena of the ‘Silk Degrees’ years, Boz Scaggs is still providing some very good reasons to keep listening to him with his third return-to-my-roots record in a row, ‘Out of the Blues.’

Steely Dan’s Aja at 40: Still the pinnacle of jazz-pop sophistication

Steely Dan’s Aja at 40: Still the pinnacle of jazz-pop sophistication

Steely Dan’s ‘Aja’ set the bar for finesse in pop and rock music, and that bar hadn’t been cleared yet.

Best Steely Dan drumming performances: Steely Dan Sunday

Best Steely Dan drumming performances: Steely Dan Sunday

Here are Steely Dan’s five best drum performances, selected in tandem by our panel of Steely Dan authorities.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Josie”(1977)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Josie”(1977)

Like “Deacon Blues,” another of Steely Dan’s ‘Aja’ hits, “Josie” has a specially written intro revisited later in the song that’s absolutely killer.

Gary Wright – Connected (2011)

Gary Wright’s life around the Beatles continues, as he helps kick off the UK leg of Ringo’s ongoing All-Starr Band tour today at Hampton Court. Wright’s newest album Connected also includes a turn from Starr — as well as a continuation of his decades-long collaborations with George Harrison.

Quickies: The Pretenders, Taj Mahal, Medeski, Martin & Wood

Quickies: The Pretenders, Taj Mahal, Medeski, Martin & Wood

A mere three days after the last Quickies, and here we are back already with another one. It just goes to show how the CD release pace quickens as we round the bend toward the holiday shopping season. With pockets getting emptying rapidly in the face of an economic Armageddon, it becomes more imperative to make your selections wisely. ThisRead More

Boz Scaggs – Come On Home (1997)

This was, I always thought, the record that Boz Scaggs should have been making. Come On Home is a rocking, rib-sticking roux of blues, R&B and soul in small-band configurations. Scaggs might add some horns, but that’s about it. The master of the silky smooth 1970s lover-man ballad, he actually started out digging this stuff. The story goes that Scaggs,Read More

John Hiatt – Slow Turning (1988)

by S. Victor Aaron Today, John Hiatt is among the leading American folk-rock singer-songwriters, standing in stature just below Springsteen and Mellencamp, but it was no overnight success story for him. Hiatt struggled to get traction on his career for over a dozen years after releasing his first album in 1974. This, despite some critical acclaim and his songs regularlyRead More

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