Tag Archives: Progressive rock

My music playlist for today (July 4, 2012 edition)

I can pinpoint the first truly American progressive rock band that I became a fan of, and the moment that I became a fan.  It was the first time I heard the song “Point of Know Return” by Kansas on … Continue reading

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My music playlist for today (June 27, 2012 edition)

It doesn’t matter whether Bill Bruford is playing more classic jazz, jazz-fusion, or progressive rock.  Technically, he’s among the greats.  His ability to play complex time signatures and change them … well, without missing a beat … is something to … Continue reading

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My music playlist for today (June 26, 2012 edition)

Bill Bruford is admired as much for his drumming in straight jazz music as he is for his progressive rock drumming. It goes without saying, then, that with that mix his jazz-fusion drumming comes … naturally. When Bruford would switch … Continue reading

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My music playlist for today (June 24, 2012 edition)

Get ready for some playlists this week containing a bunch of Bill Bruford. There’s still a ton of classic jazz from way back when that I could get to, but maybe it’s time to give some recognition to some of … Continue reading

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My music playlist for today (June 20, 2012 edition)

This is a big weekend for a lot of progressive rock fans.  Starting Friday and running through Sunday, prog rock fans from the U.S. and beyond will be traveling to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, for the Northeast Art Rock Festival — also … Continue reading

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My music playlist for today (June 13, 2012 edition)

As I’ve been thinking of female singers to spotlight during my “ladies’ week” playlists, one thing that I’ve been looking for is versatility.  Could each singer step outside of their genre and make their mark in another? Ella Fitzgerald … … Continue reading

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My music playlist for today (June 6, 2012 edition)

I mentioned Rush’s drummer Neil Peart on Sunday in my jazz playlist featuring Buddy Rich, and I mentioned the band on Tuesday in my jazz-fusion playlist.  I might as well put the spotlight fully on Rush in my progressive rock … Continue reading

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My music playlist for today (May 30, 2012 edition)

Please don’t expect me to pick one song off of each and every King Crimson album today.  For one thing, there just might actually be too many albums to go through to pick even just one song from each of … Continue reading

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My music playlist for today (May 23, 2012 edition)

Speaking of bands I’ve kind of given a short attention span to here, and shouldn’t … Today, I’m going to the very first (outside of Kansas, the band) progressive rock group that turned me on to the entire genre, the … Continue reading

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My music playlist for today (May 16, 2012 edition)

Progressive rock was meant to take rock music to a “higher level,” to make it more “artsy,” right?  It was an attempt to bring rock music closer to the feel of classical music. There were few, if any, progressive rock … Continue reading

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