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Rob Mazurek – Chants And Corners (2017)

Rob Mazurek – Chants And Corners (2017)

‘Chants And Corners’ is an offshoot of several recent Rob Mazurek endeavors, tweaking prior ideas and recycling supporting musicians in different combinations. It’s become a common approach of Mazurek, but it produces fresh, interesting results each time.

Florentine Opera Company, March 17, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Florentine Opera Company, March 17, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

This wasn’t just any opera; this was the Florentine Opera Company presentation of Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni.’ But that meant little to me, I confess.

Toto, “Lea” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Lea” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Through the song is is undeniably Toto and undeniably brilliant, “Lea” is bittersweet for me.

Dated: 01/09/2008
Blues star Eric Bibb records a song for his forthcoming new album using the guitar previously owned by Blues legend Bukka White.

Eric Bibb – Migration Blues (2017)

Eric Bibb’s awareness-raising ‘Migration Blues’ soothes the soul as it kindles the mind.

Roxy Coss – Chasing The Unicorn (2017)

Roxy Coss – Chasing The Unicorn (2017)

Roxy Coss shines brightly on ‘Chasing The Unicorn’ because this talented saxophonist and composer shines in so many areas.

Chicago Edge Ensemble, “Decaying Orbit,” from Decaying Orbit (2017): One Track Mind

Chicago Edge Ensemble, “Decaying Orbit,” from Decaying Orbit (2017): One Track Mind

‘Decaying Orbit’ — the song and the album — fulfills the promise of its members’ respective legacies and furthers the legacy of its worldly leader, guitarist Dan Phillips.

Jeff Lorber Fusion – Prototype (2017)

Jeff Lorber Fusion – Prototype (2017)

Truth is, funk-jazz keyboardist, composer and producer Jeff Lorber has been prototyping since the late ’70s.

Swifty’s Bazaar, “Shopping Bug” from Everything You Hear Is For Sale (2017): One Track Mind

Swifty’s Bazaar, “Shopping Bug” from Everything You Hear Is For Sale (2017): One Track Mind

Swifty’s Bazaar’s ‘Everything You Hear Is For Sale’ is this weird little gem of sonic goodness.

Modern Art and the Art of the EP, from R.E.M., Let’s Active, Bangles + others: Shadows in Stereo

Modern Art and the Art of the EP, from R.E.M., Let’s Active, Bangles + others: Shadows in Stereo

An EP release has an interesting aesthetic all its own, as shown by key releases from R.E.M., Let’s Active, the Dream Syndicate, the Bangles and others.

Yes, “Man in a White Car” from Drama (1980): YESterdays

Yes, “Man in a White Car” from Drama (1980): YESterdays

Yes’ ‘Man in a White Car’ has new wave edge that made it both a fitting piece for 1980’s ‘Drama,’ and also a weirdly engaging live piece.