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Prince (1958-2016): An Appreciation

Prince (1958-2016): An Appreciation

Prince always found a way to transcend his own legendary eccentricities. And this music, more than all of that, is what will remain.

Rob Mazurek Quintet’s hypnotic, diverse Sound Is rewarded close listens

Rob Mazurek Quintet’s hypnotic, diverse Sound Is rewarded close listens

‘Sound Is,’ released in March 2009 by the then-newly formed Rob Mazurek Quintet, remains a treat for those with big, open ears.

Maurice White (1941-2016): Five Great Earth Wind and Fire Moments

Maurice White (1941-2016): Five Great Earth Wind and Fire Moments

Maurice White, who died today, was the mastermind behind Earth Wind and Fire’s focused, soul-lifting horns, sunburst harmonies and a thrilling propensity for shaken-up textures and rhythms.

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2015  (Part 2 of 4, Modern and Mainstream Jazz): Matthew Shipp, John Scofield, Antonio Sanchez

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2015 (Part 2 of 4, Modern and Mainstream Jazz): Matthew Shipp, John Scofield, Antonio Sanchez

S. Victor Aaron picks the best of 2015’s modern and mainstream jazz albums, including John Scofield, Matthew Shipp, Antonio Sanchez and others.

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2015  (Part 1 of 4, Non-Jazz): Erykah Badu, Shemekia Copeland, Sam Butler

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2015 (Part 1 of 4, Non-Jazz): Erykah Badu, Shemekia Copeland, Sam Butler

S. Victor Aaron picks the best of 2015’s non-jazz albums, including Erykah Badu, Shememkia Copeland, the Blind Boys of Alabama’s Sam Butler and others.

Neil Young’s Sugar Mountain: Live at Canterbury House finds an artist in ascension

Neil Young’s Sugar Mountain: Live at Canterbury House finds an artist in ascension

‘Sugar Mountain: Live at Canterbury House,’ issued on Dec. 2, 2008, presents Neil Young before he rose to solo stardom. But you’d never know it.

Doobie Brothers’ Minute by Minute was more than ‘What a Fool Believes’

Doobie Brothers’ Minute by Minute was more than ‘What a Fool Believes’

The Doobie Brothers’ ‘Minute by Minute,’ released on Dec. 1, 1978, features most people’s favorite Michael McDonald-era song. But mine’s not “What a Fool Believes.”

CIRCA 1977: Chuck Panozzo, Tommy Shaw, Dennis De Young, John Panozzo, James Young of the rock quintet "Styx" pose for a portrait in circa 1977. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Inside the classic pre-Tommy Shaw moment that predicted everything for Styx

This Dennis DeYoung-led track illustrates all that Styx aspired to on the way to becoming one of the biggest late-1970s arena rock bands.

Steely Dan’s ‘Black Friday’ provides a perfectly nonsensical soundtrack for today

Steely Dan’s ‘Black Friday’ provides a perfectly nonsensical soundtrack for today

Steely Dan’s “Black Friday” might feel a bit on the nose this morning, but what else comes to mind on the first day of the Christmas shopping season?

Norah Jones continued to push against convention with The Fall

Norah Jones continued to push against convention with The Fall

‘The Fall,’ issued this week in 2009, revealed Norah Jones as a far more compelling artist than she seemed at first.