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Hal Blaine contributed so much to such a large number of rock and pop’s greatest hits, that his music will continue to be heard and appreciated for as long as there are radios.
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The show cemented Joe Jackson’s reputation as an inscrutable and enigmatic songwriter, a talented musician and social outsider who speaks for Everyman.
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“Now I’m retired, but I still look forward to honoring the legacy of John Coltrane.”
Asked what the experience was like to go back and revisit his earlier recordings, Alan Parsons explained, “It’s actually very pleasurable, like stepping back in a time machine."
The quality of the experience has as much to do with the star’s in-person performance as it does with the film itself.
Why would anyone think a good-time rocker like “Fun, Fun, Fun” needed strings?
So who knows where the time goes? Sadly, it only goes in one direction. But the past can be gracefully revived.
On the whole, this anthology, along with igniting discussions about sins of omission, will make for entertaining browsing.
A journal that is part travelogue, part music history, and part meditation on the evolution of our culture through the often-bloodshot eyes of one man.
Who might be chosen to receive a Kennedy Center Honor from President Trump who wouldn’t refuse it?
This is a moving yet quite practical book about caring for an aging parent.
At age 75, there are more miles behind David Crosby than ahead of him, but he is resolved to carry on with freak flag flying.
Those familiar with --and, like me, in love with -- the 1967 animated Disney film, may fear (as I did) that the new version would substitute CGI for story.
This album is not a slavish imitation of an old sound but a fresh take on the kind of timeless, tuneful fun that pop music used to be all about.
“The problem is that more people get lost going to music school than get found."
A homage to the amazing musical talents that passed away this year.
"They are seekers, like we are, and they connect with the music that we play.”
Atticus Ross’ success in creating these pieces results in a listening experience quite a bit more harrowing and evocative than the lush and sunny Beach Boys harmonies people are accustomed…
This year’s festival, themed “Jazz: The Voice of the People,” will explore jazz music in all of its global colors.
Jon Fine's memoir of his career as a guitarist is an intriguing blend of history, sociology, entertainment, and a healthy dose of after-hours pulp.
There is something undeniably affecting about Elgar's composition and cellist Jacqueline du Pré realizes it all with an unbridled depth of feeling.
For the better part of two hours at Lynn Auditorium, this version of Deep Purple rocked a sold-out crowd chiefly made up of 50-somethings.
A handy-dandy guide to seven newish summer arts festivals in the Boston area. They are all free of charge.
This was probably the loudest, rockingest Brian Wilson show I’ve ever seen.
No Pier Pressure is Brian Wilson's 11th solo album and it shows little diminution of his still-prodigious talents.
Esperanza Spalding is not simply beyond reproach – she is a young lioness the likes of which the jazz world has really never seen before.
Given the diverse musical tastes of label head Bob Lord, it should be no surprise that the second annual PARMA Music Festival will be a thoroughly eclectic affair.
JP Porchfest organizers see it as an opportunity not only to provide grassroots entertainment, but also to launch a community-building event that represents and celebrates the area’s ethni…
One of drummer Ra-kalam Bob Moses's most resonant teachings was that it is better to find the infinite possibilities within a single idea than to keep changing ideas every ten seconds.
Perhaps because real life is so painful, so tragic, we cannot bear to see evil in full flight. Evil must be relative, it must fly on wings of rationale, on a broomstick of retribution.
Loose Salute uses its genuine love for the too-little-heard Michael Nesmith and too-little-respected Monkees songbooks as a springboard for inventive arrangements that are true to the unique…