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‘We’ll have to see’: Busy Neal Schon unsure when Journey will return to the studio

‘We’ll have to see’: Busy Neal Schon unsure when Journey will return to the studio

Some of that trepidation is no doubt related to the response to Journey’s 2011 release ‘Eclipse,’ which debuted at No. 13 in the U.S. but then quickly faded.

Something Else! sneak peek: Incognito, “Hats [Makes Me Wanna Holler]” (2014)

In the acid-jazz scene, there’s no one that has been doing it longer than Incognito. As the only band that’s largely styled after 70’s jazz-inflected RnB that actually existed in the 70’s,

Aaron Comess – Blues for Use (2014)

He might be best known in rock circles as a founding member of the Spin Doctors, but Aaron Comess has long ran on a parallel course focusing on jazz and blues — collaborating with Brad Meldau, Roy Hargrove and Robert Glasper along the way.

Something Else! sneak peek: The Levon Helm Band, “The Same Thing” (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: The Levon Helm Band, “The Same Thing” (2014)

And there he is: Levon Helm swinging again, in all of his groaning, yelping, easy-going, era-defying, down-home glory — singing with a salacious wit, and an oaken wisdom … about a woman wearing a too-tight dress.

One Track Mind: Judas Priest, “Redeemer of Souls” from Redeemer of Souls (2014)

One Track Mind: Judas Priest, “Redeemer of Souls” from Redeemer of Souls (2014)

Newly released music from an old favorite band always brings an odd mix of anticipation and trepidation before I push the play button. I always have a great sense of dread that it will be awful

Books: I Want to Tell You: The Definitive Guide to the Music of the Beatles Volume 1: 1962/1963 by Anthony Robustelli (2014)

While Beatles books continue to flood the market, few focus on specific musical details. Who played what instrument? How did producer George Martin contribute to the group’s sound? Finally, and perhaps most importantly, why do the Beatles’ recordings stand the test of time

Hyungjin Choi – Tales of a Dreamer (2014)

Classically trained, but unafraid to furiously swing, Hyungjin Choi leads a group of likeminded jazz performers through a set that is as varied as it is satisfying.

One Track Mind: Bob Mould, “I Don’t Know You Anymore” from Beauty and Ruin (2014)

One Track Mind: Bob Mould, “I Don’t Know You Anymore” from Beauty and Ruin (2014)

The only thing, it seems, that ever reliably pierced the twined armor of Bob Mould’s squalling guitar and emotionally serrated singing style was the former Husker Du frontman’s penchant for revelatory hooks. Same here.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Trumpeter Forbes Graham

WTF?! Wednesdays: Trumpeter Forbes Graham

You’ve probably never heard of trumpeter Forbes Graham, though you might have heard him if you’re familiar with the (insert genre here, since I have no idea what to call them) band Kayo Dot.

‘I have my own mythology’: Matthew Shipp announces new release I’ve Been To Many Places

‘I have my own mythology’: Matthew Shipp announces new release I’ve Been To Many Places

I’ve Been To Many Places, my upcoming solo piano release on Thirsty Ear Records, is an apotheosis for me. I feel like the piano is a live organism at this point. I feel a complete fusion of my soul