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Ross Hammond and Sameer Gupta, “Upward” from Upward (2016): Something Else! video premiere

Ross Hammond and Sameer Gupta, “Upward” from Upward (2016): Something Else! video premiere

The spiritually soothing music of Gupta and Hammond’s “Upward” is a simple pleasure in any culture.

Ed Cherry – Soul Tree (2016)

Ed Cherry – Soul Tree (2016)

‘Soul Tree’ is that kind of fundamentally solid, guitar/organ/drums record that you’d expect from a seasoned guitarist like Ed Cherry. You won’t go wrong here.

Matt Parker Trio – Present Time (2016)

Matt Parker Trio – Present Time (2016)

Show me someone who says jazz is no fun to listen to and I’ll show them Matt Parker.

Avishai Cohen – Into The Silence (2016)

Avishai Cohen – Into The Silence (2016)

The main draw of Avishai Cohen’s artistry throughout his varied output is his restlessness. The inward-looking and reflective ‘Into The Silence’ contrasts with earlier work but is exactly right for the moment.

Hank Williams Jr. – It’s About Time (2016)

Hank Williams Jr. – It’s About Time (2016)

This won’t compete with those classic late-1970s and early-1980s records, but it does seem that Hank Williams Jr. has found his way again. It’s about time.

Yes, “Five Percent for Nothing” from Fragile (1971): YESterdays

Yes, “Five Percent for Nothing” from Fragile (1971): YESterdays

Bill Bruford frequently calls this Yes song, originally titled “Suddenly It’s Wednesday,” a starting point of his journey as a composer.

Chawa band portrait on Second Street on November 27, 2015, in New Orleans, LA. (Erika Goldring Photo)

Cha Wa, “All On A Mardi Gras Day” (2016): One Track Mind

Dr. John’s funky Nola street dance anthem has rarely been covered with as much festive spirit as it has from New Orleans’ own Mardis Gras Indian funk collective Cha Wa.

Donny Brown of the Verve Pipe – Donny Brown (2015)

Donny Brown of the Verve Pipe – Donny Brown (2015)

Solo outings by members of successful bands rarely meet expectations. The self-titled second EP from Donny Brown of the Verve Pipe is different.

Maurice White’s gratitude gave former mentor Ramsey Lewis a hit with Sun Goddess

Maurice White’s gratitude gave former mentor Ramsey Lewis a hit with Sun Goddess

Eight years after Ramsey Lewis gave him his first big break, Maurice White returned the favor to Lewis by lending his talents to an album that put Lewis back in the public spotlight.

Paul Kantner (1941-2016): Fondly Recalling a Jefferson Airplane Concert I Did Not Attend

Paul Kantner (1941-2016): Fondly Recalling a Jefferson Airplane Concert I Did Not Attend

Paul Kantner played the University of Iowa on November 11, 1969 with Jefferson Airplane, but I was in the ninth grade – so no way were my parents letting me go.