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Houston Person, “The Song Is Ended” (2014): Something Else! sneak peek

Houston Person, “The Song Is Ended” (2014): Something Else! sneak peek

Houston Person has returned essentially unchanged on “The Song Is Ended,” if a little less prone to gail-force playing.

Bob Dylan and the Band, “Lo and Behold” (2014): One Track Mind

Bob Dylan and the Band, “Lo and Behold” (2014): One Track Mind

We review the initial take on Bob Dylan and the Band’s “Lo and Behold,” when the song was still loose and not quite fully formed.

Pink Floyd, “Louder Than Words” (2014): Something Else! sneak peek

Pink Floyd, “Louder Than Words” (2014): Something Else! sneak peek

We review the elegiac, deeply moving “Louder Than Words,” as Pink Floyd finally puts to rest old arguments.

The Band, “The River Hymn” from Cahoots (1971): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “The River Hymn” from Cahoots (1971): Across the Great Divide

“The River Hymn” tries to answer questions raised on the Band’s ‘Cahoots,’ offering one of Levon Helm’s prettiest vocals along the way.

Irvin Mayfield, “O Tannenbaum / O Christmas Tree,” (2014): One Track Mind

Irvin Mayfield, “O Tannenbaum / O Christmas Tree,” (2014): One Track Mind

Irvin Mayfield’s effervescent Christmas redo will shake your stockings off the mantel.

Lloyd Cole – Standards (2014)

Lloyd Cole – Standards (2014)

Lloyd Cole strikes a smart balance between what he once was, and what he’s become.

Branford Marsalis – In My Solitude: Live at Grace Cathedral (2014)

Branford Marsalis – In My Solitude: Live at Grace Cathedral (2014)

Playing in one of this music’s holy places, Branford Marsalis gives himself, utterly, to the moment.

Annie Lennox, “Summertime” from Nostalgia (2014): One Track Mind

Annie Lennox, “Summertime” from Nostalgia (2014): One Track Mind

This is the kind of richly textured, reminiscent version of “Summertime” required as the first cool fingers of fall close around you.

John Lennon – Walls and Bridges (1974): On Second Thought

John Lennon – Walls and Bridges (1974): On Second Thought

John Lennon’s 40-year-old ‘Walls and Bridges’ is long overdue for a critical reevaluation.

Eric Johnson + Mike Stern, “Benny Man’s Blues” from Eclectic: One Track Mind

Eric Johnson + Mike Stern, “Benny Man’s Blues” from Eclectic: One Track Mind

“Benny Man’s Blues” lives up to the outsized, genre-bending expectations surrounding a studio pairing of Eric Johnson and Mike Stern.