Jon Anderson, one of the great voices in progressive rock, is celebrating a birthday. Besides some stellar “Yes” tracks, we take a look at a few out-of-the-box songs you should hear.
Miles Davis helped reshape jazz with “Birth of the Cool.” A stunning new reissue shows the full scope of his genius.
Beyond Human League and OMD: a new box set showcases some underrated 70s and 80s synth pop from the UK.
Three exceptional vinyl reissues trace early, adventurous directions in “free jazz.” Cecil Taylor, Art Ensemble of Chicago, and Albert Ayler and Don Cherry show us how it’s done.
Jay Bolotin’s songs caught the attention of Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, and Dan Fogelberg (which somehow worked against him).