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Fifty Years a’Brewing

Fifty years ago today, Miles Davis and one hell of a set of musicians—Joe Zawinul, Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, Bennie Maupin, Chick Corea, Larry Young, Lenny White, John McLaughlin, Don Alias, Harvey Brooks, Juma Santos (née Jim Riley), and producer Teo Macero—gathered in the recording studio and start recording music that would in a short […]

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Tangerine Dream – In Search Of Hades: The Virgin Recordings 1973-1979

The deluxe box set era has finally caught up with Tangerine Dream: available June 21 in the US (June 14 in Europe): a 16 CD/2 DVD collection, with hardcover book—remastered original albums, some stereo and 5.1 remixes, unreleased and concert recordings, plus video. What that means is things like the complete soundtrack to Oedipus Tyrannus; […]

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The King in Crimson

King Crimson is a process, and their newest boxed set will reveal that in a new way.

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Written Elsewhere

Recent writing published elsewhere

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Listening Log

February listening, with recommendations

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Antifa Groove Thang

Who here remembers the ‘80s? After the Gipper made it into the White House and the Republicans turned on the faux-toughness (which means sending millions of dollars to defense contractors and hundreds of soldiers to their deaths—oh yeah and invading Grenada! That was some itty-bitty peter bullshit), a lot of good people were worried about […]

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Crossing the Streams: Streaming Services in Review

(NB Rdio no longer exists, I leave references to it for context.) Since the launch of Apple Music, I’ve been comparing it in detail to the two other streaming services I’ve been using, Spotify and Rdio, with a quick, and as you’ll see unpleasant, side-jaunt into Tidal. Here is my comparative take on them all. […]