When I sized up the best fusion jazz discs of 2013 at mid-year, I came up with ten I really liked a lot.
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From the shades of Weather Report in its opening tumble of descending chords to the inspired solo passages to the explosive ending, “The Epic” brings to mind (in retrospect) some of Pat Metheny’s through-composed material such as The Way Up.
As part of Booker T. and the MGs, Steve Cropper played on countless hits, though often the record-buying public had no idea of their involvement. The guitar legend explains why that never mattered.
That Sluggo! — perhaps Mike Keneally’s first, best album of real songcraft — came together at all, considering the circumstances, remains something of a miracle.
For too long, founder Roger Waters says, Pink Floyd has been saddled with a genre designation that he finds laughably inappropriate: Space rock. He says the band was always anything but
Peter Cetera left Chicago in the wake of its biggest album ever, the six-times platinum 1985 smash 17, and has no regrets more than three decades later.
Somehow, I ended up with a fair amount of country-ish material on this year’s list. How did that happen?
How wonderful it would be if we celebrated the spirit of holiday season all year long: Good cheer abounds, delicious edibles are everywhere, and last but not least there’s never a shortage of superb music to listen to.
Roger Taylor is recognizing a maturation in Adam Lambert over the course of their collaborative relationship in Queen — calling the Idol finalist “a real dark force now.”
My favorite part of this season, media wise, has always been that speech that Linus gives during A Charlie Brown Christmas. It’s about the true meaning of Christmas