Once upon a time…. You are sitting comfortably, aren’t you? Once upon a time, there was a praying mantis named Pellapetisimo. And a little girl named Sally, and a bluebird named Hank, and a bunch of other people who also …
Quick Picks serves up verdicts on releases by The Sweet, Anais MItchell and Jefferson Hamer, Hawkwind, Quicksilver Messenger Service and “The Dutch Woodstock.”
Wonder whether you should buy, borrow or bypass those new releases and reissues? Let Quick Picks help you decide. This time: Pat Prince weighs in on Concord jazz reissues featuring Cannonball Adderley, Milt Jackson, The Bill Evans Trio, Chet Baker, Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan and Wes Montgomery.
It has been about five years since Nektar released its last studio album. But it feels more like 35 — the last time Nektar released an important album.
It’s no wonder that guitarist-singer-songwriter Joe Bonamassa didn’t want to tour as lead guitarist for Black Country Communion. He had bigger fish to fry.
Jeff Lynne has followed up his “Long Wave” solo album and newly recorded “Mr. Blue Sky: The Very Best Of Electric Light Orchestra” with three more dandies.
Anybody coming in hoping for a heady dose of Jethro Tull at the band’s classic rock peak is in for … not a disappointment, but a re-education.
This is the first box set to provide a broad overview of Sly and the Family Stone’s career, complete with rarities to whet the appetite of any Stone fan.
Musical history recalls late 1977 as the age of punk rock. But, if you were (as the locals liked to put it) young and broke and on the dole in the UK as the year ran out of steam, it …
It was a pre-ordery kind of day; summer clouds buffeted in anticipation of something different, cricket menace chirping with the promise of something new. And an e-mail in-box creaking beneath so many alluring offers that you almost miss the only …