Marquis Hill is the textbook definition of a master and ‘The Way The Play’ relentlessly demonstrates that craft.
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Released by Larry Carlton and Tak Matsumoto in June 2010, ‘Take Your Pick’ wasn’t flashy, but its highly polished fretwork just might satiate your soul.
Mick Abrahams rose to instant fame as a member of Jethro Tull, helping craft a debut album in ‘This Was’ that memorably melded blues with progressive rock.
“Waiting for Your Love” is another ‘Toto IV’ deep cut which could easily have been a successful single from the album. This is song craftsmanship at its finest.
Quiet Riot was probably headed for obscurity before ‘QR III’ was released 30 years ago, but this album certainly drove the nail in the coffin.
‘Loverly,’ released in June 2008, wasn’t gutsy enough to be a top-echelon Cassandra Wilson album, though there were still plenty of enjoyable moments.
The Levin Minnemann Rudess upcoming sophomore release ‘From The Law Offices Of Levin Minnemann Rudess’ promises more of the same heady, instrumental prog rock we’ve long come to expect from them.
You know an album is good when even the filler tracks, like this one from ‘Chicago II,’ are outstanding.
‘Adult Entertainment’ is just that, with 12 songs of various styles, direct yet evocative lyrics and excellent playing from Jon Herington and company.
‘The City That Care Forgot’ arrived in June 2008, just as some might questioned yet another Katrina-themed album. But Dr. John’s was different.