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Chris Carver – Wonderland (2018)

Chris Carver – Wonderland (2018)

A welcome return as band leader and principal composer, Chris Carver’s ‘Wonderland’ is compelling, excellent listening.

Tony De Meur, of the Fabulous Poodles: Something Else! Interview

Tony De Meur, of the Fabulous Poodles: Something Else! Interview

Tony De Meur discusses the struggles he had in compiling the Fabulous Poodles’ new ‘Mirror Stars’ box set, and the possibility of a long-hoped-for reunion.

Claudio Scolari, Daniele Cavalca, Simone Scolari – Natural Impulse (2018)

Claudio Scolari, Daniele Cavalca, Simone Scolari – Natural Impulse (2018)

Like Claudio Scolari and Daniele Cavalca’s prior projects, you could call ‘Natural Impulse’ “jazz” for a number of reasons but in the end it just sounds like two (sometimes three) guys following their instincts to make music that’s both unpredictable and inviting. And they have only gotten better at doing that.

Yes, “Holding On” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Yes, “Holding On” from Union (1991): YESterdays

“Holding On” doesn’t quite reach Yes greatness – ironic, given the song is packed full of so many production tricks.

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956): Movies I’ll Never Forget

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956): Movies I’ll Never Forget

Of the countless movies I’ve seen throughout my life, Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Man Who Knew Too Much’ stands as a huge milestone. Here’s why.

John Coltrane – Both Directions at Once, The Lost Album (2018)

John Coltrane – Both Directions at Once, The Lost Album (2018)

The long-forgotten ‘Both Directions at Once, The Lost Album’ is nonetheless as gratifying as many other John Coltrane albums from the Impulse! era; indeed, it holds its own against the entire, history-making discography.

Matthew Lux’s Communication Arts Quartet – Contra/Fact (2018)

Matthew Lux’s Communication Arts Quartet – Contra/Fact (2018)

Matthew Lux’s debut ‘Contra/Fact’ contains a good deal of delightful surprises but given his credentials, such surprises are to be expected.

Vince Tomas, “Anything and Everything” (2018): One Track Mind

Vince Tomas, “Anything and Everything” (2018): One Track Mind

Refreshing and ultra-catchy, Vince Tomas’ “Anything and Everything” is the perfect summer song.

Pink Floyd: Album By Album, by Martin Popoff: Books

Pink Floyd: Album By Album, by Martin Popoff: Books

Martin Popoff manages to make the often-written-about story of Pink Floyd new again. That’s quite an accomplishment in itself.

Chicago, “Take Me Back to Chicago” from Chicago XI (1977): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Take Me Back to Chicago” from Chicago XI (1977): Saturdays in the Park

Co-written by drummer Danny Seraphine, “Take Me Back to Chicago” is a standout from a disjointed album.

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