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Lee Morgan – I Called Him Morgan (2017, DVD)

Lee Morgan – I Called Him Morgan (2017, DVD)

‘I Called Him Morgan’ is a compelling, up-close documentary chronicling of the self-destructive lifestyle of jazz prodigy Lee Morgan.

Steely Dan’s Aja at 40: Still the pinnacle of jazz-pop sophistication

Steely Dan’s Aja at 40: Still the pinnacle of jazz-pop sophistication

Steely Dan’s ‘Aja’ set the bar for finesse in pop and rock music, and that bar hadn’t been cleared yet.

Denny Zeitlin – Early Wayne (2016)

Denny Zeitlin – Early Wayne (2016)

Leave it to another groundbreaking veteran like Denny Zeitlin to give Wayne Shorter’s songs tributes that are actually worthwhile hearing nearly as much as the originals.

Wayne Shorter’s masterpiece album Speak No Evil turns 50

Wayne Shorter’s masterpiece album Speak No Evil turns 50

More than any other album, ‘Speak No Evil’ is the reason why we often put that word ‘legend’ in front of Wayne Shorter’s name.

Best Steely Dan saxophone solos: Steely Dan Sunday

Best Steely Dan saxophone solos: Steely Dan Sunday

Here are Steely Dan’s five best sax solos, selected in tandem by our panel of Steely Dan authorities.

On Second Thought: Joni Mitchell – Night Ride Home (1991)

Joni Mitchell ended her tenure at Geffen with the lovely and understated ‘Night Ride Home’ — an album that in many ways works in stark contrast to its predecessor.

On Second Thought: Joni Mitchell – Chalk Mark in a Rainstorm (1988)

On Second Thought: Joni Mitchell – Chalk Mark in a Rainstorm (1988)

The guest-packed Chalk Mark in a Rainstorm represents yet another left turn in Joni Mitchell’s fabled career. Following the release of 1985’s strident and terse Dog Eat Dog, Mitchell and co-producer/bassist Larry Klein return with a lush, sophisticated and elegant work

The Friday Morning Listen: Material – Hallucination Engine (1981)

OK, so I read a (somewhat long-winded) review of the William S. Burroughs bio “Call Me Burroughs: A Life,” and dammit, it’s looking like I’ve got to place it on top of my to-be-read pile. Do I really need to dive into over 700 pages on the mad genius? The man who wrote “Naked Lunch”? Who hung around with theRead More

Nick DeRiso’s Best Of 2013 (Jazz and Blues): Boz Scaggs, Preservation Hall, Gov’t Mule, Robben Ford

Nick DeRiso’s Best Of 2013 (Jazz and Blues): Boz Scaggs, Preservation Hall, Gov’t Mule, Robben Ford

Old lions — namely Wayne Shorter, Boz Scaggs and James Cotton — certainly roared in 2013, putting out some of the most vital, present music of their careers.

Gimme Five: Herbie Hancock – The Complete Columbia Album Collection (2013)

Gimme Five: Herbie Hancock – The Complete Columbia Album Collection (2013)

Former collaborators Bill Summers and Mike Clark join us as we sort through a handful of ageless moments from the forthcoming Herbie Hancock box set, The Complete Columbia Album Collection.

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