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S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2017  (Part 1 of 4, Non-Jazz): Taj Mahal/Keb’ Mo’, Blackfield, Arto Lindsay

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2017 (Part 1 of 4, Non-Jazz): Taj Mahal/Keb’ Mo’, Blackfield, Arto Lindsay

Even in my jazz-centric world, I can come upon enough standout non-jazz records to put together a decent-sized Best of 2017 list.

Projekt Gemineye – A Brand New Day (2017)

Projekt Gemineye – A Brand New Day (2017)

Projekt Gemineye’s ‘A Brand New Day’ is a great continuation of 2017’s ‘An Ordinary Day,’ with a more guitar-centered progressive hard-rock core.

The Left Banke – Walk Away Renee / Pretty Ballerina (1967): Forgotten Series

The Left Banke – Walk Away Renee / Pretty Ballerina (1967): Forgotten Series

The groundbreaking Left Banke boldly expanded on the classical rock concept, paving the way for bands like Procol Harum and the Moody Blues.

Mark Anthony K on Projekt Gemineye’s ‘A Brand New Day’: ‘A Little More Guitar Heavy’

Mark Anthony K on Projekt Gemineye’s ‘A Brand New Day’: ‘A Little More Guitar Heavy’

Mark Anthony K joins Preston Frazier to discuss Projekt Gemineye’s ‘A Brand New Day,’ the second installment of a song cycle that began with 2017’s ‘An Ordinary Day.’

Yes, “I’m Running” from Big Generator (1987) YESterdays

Yes, “I’m Running” from Big Generator (1987) YESterdays

“I’m Running,” the penultimate song on Yes’ 1987 album ‘Big Generator,’ steps out of the arena haze with an interesting but not totally successful gambit.

Richard Thompson, Yes, Bob Dylan + Others: Preston Frazier’s Best Live / Reissues of 2017

Richard Thompson, Yes, Bob Dylan + Others: Preston Frazier’s Best Live / Reissues of 2017

Preston Frazier counts down his list of Best Live / Reissues of 2017, touching on favorites from Bob Dylan, Yes and Richard Thompson, among others.

King Crimson, November 26, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

King Crimson, November 26, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

People come to worship this band, not necessarily to enjoy themselves. A King Crimson concert is serious business.

Alan Simon, “You Are the Sunshine” from Excalibur IV (2017): One Track Mind

Alan Simon, “You Are the Sunshine” from Excalibur IV (2017): One Track Mind

This has been a great year for progressive rock releases, but overlooking Alan Simon’s ‘Excalibur IV: The Dark Age of the Dragon’ verges on criminal.

Lucas Lee Discusses His Topical New Album, Working with Marco Minnemann

Lucas Lee Discusses His Topical New Album, Working with Marco Minnemann

Lucas Lee goes in depth with Preston Frazier on ‘Acceptance of Gravitational Collapsing Manifestations,’ his 2017 prog-rock project with Marco Minnemann.

Lucas Lee – Acceptances of Gravitational Collapsing Manifestations (2017)

Lucas Lee – Acceptances of Gravitational Collapsing Manifestations (2017)

Like all of Lucas Lee’s albums, nothing is left to chance, yet there is a level of passion which is so invigorating.

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