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Return to Forever – The Mothership Returns (2012)

Return to Forever, as Lenny White proudly told me, was a “jazz quartet on steroids” — with all of the muscular virtuosity and boisterous flourishes implied. Enter violinist Jean-Luc Ponty

Gimme Five: Peter Holsapple on the dB's, Mitch Easter and R.E.M.

Peter Holsapple, long-time leader of the newly reunited dB’s, takes over our regular One Track Mind feature

On Second Thought: Paul Simon – Graceland (1986)

Even now, these are songs — to paraphrase Paul Simon from the Creole-stomping opening track on Graceland — of miracle and wonder. There’s still more here, in the listening, 25 years later

New Music Monday: Drivin N Cryin, Orrin Evans, Rush, the dB's and ZZ Top

Buckle up for a wild and woolly New Music Monday, highlighted by fresh sounds from Drivin N Cryin, Henry Threadgill, Orrin Evans, Rush, the dB’s and ZZ Top

ZZ Top – Texicali EP (2012)

Texicali restates the original ZZ Top legend (not so much arena rock as arena blues) even as it takes a few Texas-sized steps away from it.

The dB's – Falling Off the Sky (2012)

The reunited dB’s come storming out on Falling Off the Sky, quickly dispensing with the expected sheen of comfy nostalgia from the opening track.

Don Cherry – Organic Music Society (1972; 2012 reissue)

Don Cherry was making world music before the genre had its own spot at the record stores, and that focus on new sounds always gives his albums a fizzy atmosphere of discovery

Rick Wakeman – In the Nick of Time (2012)

If there is a central image of prog rock’s excesses, it is likely the cape-sporting Yes man Rick Wakeman surrounded by a semi-circle of towering keyboards.

Half Notes: Drivin N Cryin – Songs from the Laundromat (2012)

Kevn Kinney, longtime leader of Drivin N Cryin, cops to the fact that his group has always had a broad palette of influences

'One chance to pull it off': Adrian Belew on his thunderous Metropole experiment

Adrian Belew, coming off a fascinating collaborative effort with the Metropole Orkest, is set to revisit his celebrated tenure with King Crimson on an upcoming summer tour.