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Toto, “Stop Loving You” from The Seventh One (1988): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Stop Loving You” from The Seventh One (1988): Toto Tuesdays

Over time I’ve grown to love other Toto songs more, but “Stop Loving You” from 1988’s ‘The Seventh One’ remains a sentimental favorite.

Bruce Springsteen Bassist Garry Tallent, April 22, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Bruce Springsteen Bassist Garry Tallent, April 22, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Garry Tallent assured us that this “was not going to be any four-hour concert.” He laughed, “I only know one person crazy enough for that!”

Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski, John Scofield – Hudson (2017)

Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski, John Scofield – Hudson (2017)

The combination of Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield, John Medeski and Larry Grenadier is capable of so much; but ‘Hudson’ delivers in that it doesn’t kowtow to expectations of what kind of music these four legends should make.

Chicago, “In Terms of Two” from Chicago VI (1973): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “In Terms of Two” from Chicago VI (1973): Saturdays in the Park

Was “In Terms of Two” from 1973’s ‘Chicago VI’ the beginning of Peter Cetera’s eventual takeover of Chicago?

Ben Goldberg School – Vol 1: The Humanities (2017)

Ben Goldberg School – Vol 1: The Humanities (2017)

As a composite of ideas and influences introduced elsewhere, ‘Vol 1: The Humanities’ is a fine entry point to Ben Goldberg’s catalog that dilutes none of his expansive artfulness.

Fabian Almazan – Alcanza (2017)

Fabian Almazan – Alcanza (2017)

Fabian Almazan’s ‘Alcanza’ is stirring, complex, emotional and musically honest.

Alestorm – No Grave But the Sea (2017)

Alestorm – No Grave But the Sea (2017)

Frankly, not a lot of music has excited me through the first half of this year. That is, until Alestorm’s ‘No Grave But the Sea’ arrived.

Björkenheim, Sopko, James, Laswell, Yamaki (Inaugural Sound Clash [for the 2 Americas]) – Against the Empire of Alternative Facts (2017)

Björkenheim, Sopko, James, Laswell, Yamaki (Inaugural Sound Clash [for the 2 Americas]) – Against the Empire of Alternative Facts (2017)

Bill Laswell and the cast of characters assembled for this 57-minute jam aren’t the ordinary type.

Yes, “Owner of a Lonely Heart” from 90125 (1983): YESterdays

Yes, “Owner of a Lonely Heart” from 90125 (1983): YESterdays

“Owner of a Lonely Heart” wasn’t great progressive rock but, without this track, it’s doubtful the band Yes would still be here today.

Matthew Shipp – Invisible Touch At Taktlos Zürich (2017)

Matthew Shipp – Invisible Touch At Taktlos Zürich (2017)

It becomes clear on solo live performances such as the one captured on ‘Invisible Touch At Taktlos Zürich’ that the more Matthew Shipp is exposed, the more fascinating is his music.