Steely Dan fanatics John Lawler, Preston Frazier and S. Victor Aaron select their fave five guitar solos from the band is synonymous with iconic guitar solos.
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Simultaneously the Beatles at their best, and the sound of a band disintegrating.
Our panel of Steely Dan fanatics reminisce about that magic moment when their minds were blown away by the artful brilliance of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker.
On Beck’s birthday, we select five examples of his frisky genius.
Prolific jazz drummer Scott Amendola launches ambitious orchestral project with Nels Cline, Trevor Dunn
Call this one the Nels Cline Singers with strings, with music by Scott Amendola.
Turns out, the old classic-rock dogs Ian Anderson and Jack Bruce know a few new tricks. Both have intriguing albums out that recall, in some ways, their celebrated earlier work with Jethro Tull and Cream, respectively. But neither, as we hear this week, are bound by those legacies.
John Frusciante continues his deeply intriguing, deeply idiosyncratic solo career, underscoring just why he had to leave what was once thought to be a career-defining partnership with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Jack Bruce reaffirms his sweeping legend, while Robert Cray changes producers but loses no momentum. Brian May and Kerry Ellis offer a candlelit moment at Montreux, even as we get an all-inclusive look back at the Alan Parsons Project.
The What-ing What Project? Never, perhaps, has a figure in rock music been simultaneously so famous and so … anonymous.
Andy Summers is returning to rock after a lengthy post-Police period spent experimenting with jazz and world music, while Asia takes on a new guitarist — but rediscovers an old sound along the way.