The Best Canterbury Scene Progressive Rock Albums

December 2, 2015 | Posted in PROGRESSIVE ROCK | By

Rock Jazz at its Best: Understanding the Canterbury scene is a tricky proposition, mainly because some think of the scene as folksy progressive rock like Caravan, and Hatfield and the North, while others think of the avant-garde style of Henry

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5 Delightfully Tasteless, Pretentious, and Entirely Too Long Progressive Rock Songs

May 8, 2015 | Posted in PROGRESSIVE ROCK | By

Bloated, Bombastic, and Over the Top! I thought it would be fun to put together a short list of a few of my favorite progressive rock songs, that happen to be over 20 minutes in length. While these tunes have

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What Are the Best Proto-Prog Rock Albums of All-Time?

May 8, 2015 | Posted in PROGRESSIVE ROCK | By

What is proto-prog? Proto-prog is the music that slightly predates the progressive rock era. The music is very advanced and searching, but not quite as advanced as progressive rock is thought to be. Acid rock and or art rock can

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The 3 Most Important Miles Davis Albums For the Contemporary Musician

March 4, 2015 | Posted in JAZZ, PROGRESSIVE ROCK | By

Miles brought many diverse genres together Here in the 21st Century world music is king, all types of sounds are emanating from diverse parts of the globe, they are finding their way into every contemporary music imaginable. Miles Davis used

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Before They Were The Police: Stewart Copeland, Sting and Andy Summers

September 22, 2014 | Posted in CLASSIC ROCK, PROGRESSIVE ROCK | By

Broken Music

Before The Police became one of the top pop-rock acts of the early 1980s, each member of the band had already been involved in the music industry for a considerable amount of time. Bassist/singer Sting, drummer Stewart Copeland and guitarist Andy Summers were all talented musicians, yet their…

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Curved Air’s North Star is brilliant and bright

May 6, 2014 | Posted in PROGRESSIVE ROCK | By

North Star by Curved Air.

Fans of progressive rock have great reason to rejoice; Curved Air’s 2014 album North Star is not only the band’s first album of new material since 1976 but it’s an outstanding collection of music…

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From Jazz to Something Not of This Earth: Why Couldn’t the Jazz Critics Get Bitches Brew?

December 5, 2013 | Posted in JAZZ, PROGRESSIVE ROCK | By

When Bitches Brew was released in July of 1970, the story for the 500,000 who bought the album was, “wow, this is some wild challenging music”. Unfortunately the establishment jazz critic didn’t always see things that way, they would charge

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This Weekend in Allentown PA: Progressive Rock Band Pinnacle’s “Misplaced Childhood” Concert

October 22, 2013 | Posted in PROGRESSIVE ROCK | By

Misplaced Childhood by Marillion.

Fans of progressive rock in the Mid-Atlantic/Pennsylvania region, take note. This Saturday, October 26, the Lehigh Valley-based band Pinnacle will be playing a special concert featuring Marillion’s 1985 concept album Misplaced Childhood in its entirety.  Taking place at Rascal’s Food

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