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Steve Hunter – Tone Poems Live (2014)

Steve Hunter – Tone Poems Live (2014)

There’s a comfort level on Steve Hunter’s rangy, intimate ‘Tone Poems Live’ that brings out the best of a truly great player.

Todd Rundgren – At the BBC: 1972-1982 (2014)

Todd Rundgren – At the BBC: 1972-1982 (2014)

‘At the BBC’ finds Todd Rundgren in a particularly fizzy moment, as he moves from classic pop structures to prog and then into psychedelia.

Marcus Roberts, “The Mystery of Romance” (2014): One Track Mind

Marcus Roberts, “The Mystery of Romance” (2014): One Track Mind

After a period of retrenchment that saw Marcus Roberts rejoining early mentor Wynton Marsalis, this shows he’s ready for a more adventurous path.

Peter Banks Empire – The Mars Tapes (2014)

Peter Banks Empire – The Mars Tapes (2014)

Peter Banks Empire is a lost treasure from a time when prog badly needed something to restore its creative momentum.

Carmine and Vinny Appice – Drum Wars Live! (2014)

Carmine and Vinny Appice – Drum Wars Live! (2014)

Carmine Appice attacks from the right, while Vinny sets up on the left for ‘Drum Wars Live!,’ creating a gloriously thunderous racket.

Denny Laine and the Moody Blues, “Go Now” (1965): One Track Mind

Denny Laine and the Moody Blues, “Go Now” (1965): One Track Mind

An artifact of a lost time, the Moody Blues’ newly reissued “Go Now” is a lasting testament to the legend that Denny Laine somehow never became.

Jon Anderson, Patrick Moraz discuss Yes’ Relayer: ‘Very close to the edge of jazz rock’

Jon Anderson, Patrick Moraz discuss Yes’ Relayer: ‘Very close to the edge of jazz rock’

We go in depth on one of Yes’ most inventive albums, ‘Relayer.’ Released 40 years ago today, it now represents a road not taken.

Levon Helm, Bob Dylan remain unlikely heroes of The Last Waltz: Across the Great Divide

Levon Helm, Bob Dylan remain unlikely heroes of The Last Waltz: Across the Great Divide

Neither seemed all that interested in ‘The Last Waltz.’ But their performances are the heart and soul of the film.

Cracker – Berkeley to Bakersfield (2014)

Cracker – Berkeley to Bakersfield (2014)

Cracker always stood with a foot in both of these California music beds. ‘Berkeley to Bakersfield’ fully explores their twinned inspirations.

Mabel Greer’s Toyshop, “Electric Funeral” from New Way Of Life (2015): One Track Mind

Mabel Greer’s Toyshop, “Electric Funeral” from New Way Of Life (2015): One Track Mind

A Yes pre-cursor group, Mabel Greer’s Toyshop has returned — with a whole new set of connections to the legendary prog amalgam.