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Vangelis – Delectus (2017)

Vangelis – Delectus (2017)

If you’re a progressive rock fan, the question is whether you should splurge on the new 13-CD box set from Vangelis. Here’s your answer.

Nick Finzer – Hear and Now (2017)

Nick Finzer – Hear and Now (2017)

‘Hear and Now’ packs the instrumental prowess we’ve come to expect from Nick Finzer, paired with a finely honed compositional edge and stellar musicianship.

Chicago, “Dialogue (Part I) and (Part II)” from Chicago V (1972): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Dialogue (Part I) and (Part II)” from Chicago V (1972): Saturdays in the Park

“Dialogue (Part I)” and “(Part II)” further cemented my view that Robert Lamm was – and is – Chicago’s greatest writer.

Steve Hackett, “In the Skeleton Gallery” from The Night Siren (2017): One Track Mind

Steve Hackett, “In the Skeleton Gallery” from The Night Siren (2017): One Track Mind

Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett’s “In the Skeleton Gallery” arrives in advance of ‘The Night Siren’ with a hint of the familiar – at least at first.

Nick Finzer’s Thoughtful ‘Hear and Now’ Also Honors Duke Ellington: Something Else! Interview

Nick Finzer’s Thoughtful ‘Hear and Now’ Also Honors Duke Ellington: Something Else! Interview

Trombonist Nick Finzer discusses the impetus for his new album ‘Hear and Now,’ a sweeping new tour and the importance of jazz education.

Warren Zevon – Sentimental Hygiene (1987): On Second Thought

Warren Zevon – Sentimental Hygiene (1987): On Second Thought

Preston Frazier returns to his favorite album by Warren Zevon, who would have been 70 on Jan. 24, 2017.

Roberto Occhipinti – Stabilimento (2017)

Roberto Occhipinti – Stabilimento (2017)

Roberto Occhipinti’s group weaves elements of Charles Mingus with hints of Stevie Wonder and Afro rhythm.

Yes, “Arriving UFO” from Tormato (1978): YESterdays

Yes, “Arriving UFO” from Tormato (1978): YESterdays

While the earlier “Madrigal” seemed to end too soon, Yes’ “Arriving UFO” instead overstays its welcome.

Preston Frazier’s Best Rock, Pop and Soul of 2016: Durand Jones, Childish Gambino, Circa

Preston Frazier’s Best Rock, Pop and Soul of 2016: Durand Jones, Childish Gambino, Circa

Preston Frazier surveys the best rock, pop and soul of 2016, selecting a widely varied slate of honorees.

Yes, “Release, Release” from Tormato (1978): YESterdays

Yes, “Release, Release” from Tormato (1978): YESterdays

I’ve always thought that Yes’ 1978 album cut “Release, Release” harkened back to the days of original guitarist Peter Banks.