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Dizzy Gillespie and Friends – Concert of the Century: A Tribute to Charlie Parker (2016)

Dizzy Gillespie and Friends – Concert of the Century: A Tribute to Charlie Parker (2016)

‘Concert of the Century: A Tribute to Charlie Parker’ crosses so many boundaries – not the least of which is time.

Spencer Davis Group – Taking Out Time: Complete Recordings 1967-1969 (2016)

Spencer Davis Group – Taking Out Time: Complete Recordings 1967-1969 (2016)

For the first time ever, we have all of the Spencer Davis Group’s underrated post-Steve Winwood recordings in one place.

Fred Hersch – Sarabande (1987, 2016 reissue)

Fred Hersch – Sarabande (1987, 2016 reissue)

If Fred Hersch has attained legendary status, then the legend began nearly thirty years ago. ‘Sarabande’ makes that clear, and the new, remastered edition makes it even more so.

Fleetwood Mac – Fleetwood Mac, Rumours + Tusk (1975-79): Reissues

Fleetwood Mac – Fleetwood Mac, Rumours + Tusk (1975-79): Reissues

Douglas Harr explores a period of artistic triumph and personal challenges through the lens of three reissues from Fleetwood Mac’s most celebrated era.

Sonny Sharrock – Ask The Ages (1991, 2015 reissue)

Sonny Sharrock – Ask The Ages (1991, 2015 reissue)

For his last proper album, unsung guitar hero Sonny Sharrock fully opened up the spigot of his potential. ‘Ask The Ages’ is nothing short of a masterpiece.

Michael Hedges – Aerial Boundaries (1985, 2015 SACD remaster)

Michael Hedges – Aerial Boundaries (1985, 2015 SACD remaster)

Michael Hedges did nothing less than bring the acoustic guitar into the New Age realm and completely conquer it within the space of this record.

Paul McCartney – Pipes of Peace (1983; 2015 reissue)

Paul McCartney – Pipes of Peace (1983; 2015 reissue)

Reissuing ‘Tug of War’ and ‘Pipes of Peace’ simultaneously poses an intriguing question: Is Paul McCartney inviting us to compare and contrast?

Paul McCartney – Tug of War (1982; 2015 reissue)

Paul McCartney – Tug of War (1982; 2015 reissue)

‘Tug of War,’ an album that chronicled Paul McCartney’s journey from fond reminiscing to grief to artistic rebirth, has aged well.

Suburban Lawns – Suburban Lawns (2015)

Suburban Lawns – Suburban Lawns (2015)

A badly needed reissue reminds us of Suburban Lawns’ focus on new wave excitement and subversion, bolstered by a sense of humor and of the odd.

Mahavishnu Orchestra – Birds of Fire (1973, 2015 Audio Fidelity reissue)

Mahavishnu Orchestra – Birds of Fire (1973, 2015 Audio Fidelity reissue)

John McLaughlin and his Mahavishnu Orchestra were busy creating new conventions, and ‘Birds of Fire’ set the bar high even as the band itself soon afterwards disintegrated. The Audio Fidelity version of their finest album makes their innovations a little more manifest.