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Chicago, “Greatest Love on Earth” from ‘Hot Streets’ (1978): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Greatest Love on Earth” from ‘Hot Streets’ (1978): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago’s wonderfully produced love song “The Greatest Love on Earth” is a hidden gem on an underrated album.

Wayne Shorter – ‘Emanon’ (2018)

Wayne Shorter – ‘Emanon’ (2018)

Wayne Shorter has delivered a late-period masterpiece: The music on ‘Emanon’ is wonderful, the expectation delivered.

Hue Gower – ‘Guitarophilia’ (1984; 2018 reissue)

Hue Gower – ‘Guitarophilia’ (1984; 2018 reissue)

Huw Gower’s commitment to the sound and style of his former band the Records rings loud and clear on the newly reissued ‘Guitarophilia.’

Devin Gray – ‘Dirigo Rataplan II’ (2018)

Devin Gray – ‘Dirigo Rataplan II’ (2018)

The big accomplishment of the first ‘Dirigo Rataplan’ was in Devin Gray’s insight in conceptualizing ways to get the most out of his fellow musicians and himself. That’s the same kind of brilliance found on ‘Dirigo Rataplan II.’

Cuong Vu 4-Tet, featuring Bill Frisell – ‘Change In the Air’ (2018)

Cuong Vu 4-Tet, featuring Bill Frisell – ‘Change In the Air’ (2018)

‘Change In The Air’ is the same sort of capacious, thoughtful and lyrical sound from Cuong Vu’s 4-Tet as it’s always been but now it feels more of four major voices than ever before.

Toto, “Drag Him to the Roof” from ‘Tambu’ (1995): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Drag Him to the Roof” from ‘Tambu’ (1995): Toto Tuesdays

When I consider my Top 5 list of Toto songs, “Drag Him To The Roof” is usually included.

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band, September 22, 2018: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band, September 22, 2018: Shows I’ll Never Forget

When Ringo Starr sits behind the drums and shakes his head to the beat, time temporarily turns back to 1964.

Roscoe Mitchell Sextet – Sound (1966, 2018 reissue)

Roscoe Mitchell Sextet – Sound (1966, 2018 reissue)

Before any of those seminal recordings by the AACM family could happen, Roscoe Mitchell’s ‘Sound’ needed to.

On Paul McCartney’s ‘Egypt Station,’ Uriah Heep’s ‘Living the Dream’ + other new releases

On Paul McCartney’s ‘Egypt Station,’ Uriah Heep’s ‘Living the Dream’ + other new releases

Just trying to catch up on recent releases by artists including Paul McCartney, Uriah Heep, Jack White, Judas Priest, Wilko Johnson and others.

Shai Maestro – The Dream Thief (2018)

Shai Maestro – The Dream Thief (2018)

Shai Maestro was already living up to his flattering last name when we first noticed him as the pianist in Avishai Cohen’s trio back in ’08. He would stay with

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