Massive box sets devoted to the Beach Boys, Bob Dylan and Sly and the Family Stone took us on wildly disparate musical journeys this week. Then, there was Stephen Stills’ blues-rocking new trio, the Rides.
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The Tedeschi Trucks Band returns with another reliably great offering, while long-awaited fresh concert recordings from Graham Parker illustrate both his lasting affinity for snark — and a newfound depth of emotion.
Jeff Golub, despite a health scare, has returned with a fun-focused soul-jazz effort — underscoring once again why he’s been a first-call sideman for decades: He’s the consummate professional, whatever the obstacles.
This week brings more last recordings from the late Peter Banks, as the original Yes guitarist joins an all-star cast in tribute to Steve Miller, and some funky cool goodness from Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk.
Etienne Charles takes jazz to the Caribbean, while Bobby Whitlock takes us back to his seminal role in Eric Clapton’s triumphal Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs.
Robert Randolph isn’t changing a thing, despite signing with Blue Note. Meanwhile, Philip Anselmo has issued a solo album that recalls everything he’s done before, yet sounds nothing like Pantera or Down.
Fifty years in, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band is releasing its first-ever album of all original material, and it’s been produced by Jim James. Yeah, we’re so there.
In a week overstuffed with reissues — among them a timely set of Black Sabbath oldies, and stuff from both Steve Hackett and his old band Genesis — a few brand-new musical items nevertheless stood out.
Cool items from Booker T (of MGs’ fame), Mavis Staples, Queensryche (the one without Geoff Tate) and the Yellowjackets, a massive concert set from Jethro Tull and a bevy of reissue projects jump start this New Music Monday.
New Music Monday: Bill Frisell, the Beach Boys, Nektar, Delbert McClinton and Glen Clark, Candlemass
Bill Frisell used time away at Big Sur to fashion a brilliant new addition to his on-going series of Americana jazz triumphs. We also look back at a time when the Beach Boys had all three Wilson brothers on tour.