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Scott Amendola and Charlie Hunter – Pucker (2013)

Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola have been performing together in perfect symmetry on and off for twenty years, now. But the master guitarist and master drummer each own two distinctively different songwriting styles

The Friday Morning Listen: R.E.M. – Dead Letter Office (1987)

When’s the last time you sat down and wrote somebody a letter? Have you ever done it?

Lorde – Pure Heroine (2013)

One wonders what’s cooler: talking about listening to the 17-year-old Lorde or actually listening to the 17-year-old Lorde?

Gimme Five: Miles Davis – The Original Mono Recordings (2013)

Gimme Five: Miles Davis – The Original Mono Recordings (2013)

Miles Davis collaborator Jimmy Cobb joins us as we explore nine Columbia albums that capture the earliest flowerings of the Miles Davis legend — the moment when his muse began to match his own prodigious powers.

Forgotten series: The Amboy Dukes – The Amboy Dukes (1967)

Prior to striking out on his own and becoming a guitar god, Ted Nugent spent several years fingering the fret in the Amboy Dukes.

Brian Settles Trio – Folk (2013)

Just a couple of years ago, D.C.-area tenor sax maestro Brian Settles put forth his first album as a leader, Secret Handshake, a quietly probing record that ignored boundaries

‘I’ll take a trio every day': For Carl Palmer, the Emerson Lake and Palmer model continues to resonate

‘I’ll take a trio every day': For Carl Palmer, the Emerson Lake and Palmer model continues to resonate

There’s a reason, Carl Palmer says, that he came to fame in the trio of Emerson Lake and Palmer: That format allows the space to showcase the drums. Conversely, there’s also no place to hide.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Jawbone” from The Band (1969)

After a mirage of an intro, “Jawbone” — one of the most underrated moments on The Band — catches a shambolic groove even as Richard Manuel explores the story of a unrepentant ne’er-do-well.

‘I forget I’m supposed to be singing!': Adam Lambert still finds himself in awe of Queen

‘I forget I’m supposed to be singing!': Adam Lambert still finds himself in awe of Queen

Despite his having appeared more than half dozen times with Queen, Adam Lambert says he still finds himself caught off guard by the power and majesty of their music.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Kenny Garrett Quintet, October 11, 2013

At Ronnie Scott’s in London: Perhaps for Kenny Garrett and his quintet, it was just another night … just another gig. But for me, and I suspect for others in the audience at Ronnie Scott’s that night, it wasn’t.