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Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on Aging, Sound and Continuity (Part 2 of 2)

Continued from Part One… The new album’s deluxe version also includes Bruce Soord’s 5.1 mix. In the ‘70s when quadraphonic sound – the historical antecedent of 5.1 Surround – came […]

Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on Aging, Sound and Continuity (Part 1 of 2)

Flautist, guitarist, songwriter and singer Ian Anderson formed Jethro Tull in 1967. With its signature mix of hard and progressive rock, folk and other styles, the band has enjoyed sustained […]

Book Review: Lend Me Your Ears

There are many ways to approach the history of a beloved musical artist. When expertly implemented, one method, the oral history, can provide a unique and valuable perspective. And that’s […]

Hundred-word Reviews for January 2020

Every so often – pretty often, in fact – I find a stack of CDs has accumulated on my desk. They’ve made the cut as albums deemed worthy of sharing […]

Ian Anderson: System Latency and the Opportunities of Multimedia

British Progressive legends Jethro Tull have been around in one form or another for nearly half a century. From 1967 until now, the group’s mainstay has always been Ian Anderson: […]

For Ian Anderson, It’s Not Just Another Day at the Office

Jethro Tull started out as a blues band; the group’s 1968 debut album This Was drew to a large degree upon jazz and blues styles. But under the leadership of […]

Martin Barre: Clever and Complicated

“The thing that pleases me is melody,” says Martin Barre, lead guitarist for British folk-progressive rockers Jethro Tull from their 1969 Stand Up LP through the group’s dissolution. “If I […]

Hundred-word Reviews for February 2016, Part 1

Once again, it’s time for some hundred-word reviews. This first set spotlights five archival releases loosely falling into the prog subgenre. Greg Lake & Geoff Downes – Ride the Tiger […]

Concert Review: Martin Barre — Asheville NC, 3 December 2015

Maybe you’ve had this experience yourself: you have tickets to a show. You’re really looking forward to it. You know it’s going to be really good. Then you get there, […]

Full-on Fun: Guitarist Martin Barre’s Post-Jethro Tull World

Ask most people who the leader of Jethro Tull was, and they say, “Why, Mr. Tull, of course!” No, that’s Ian Anderson you’re thinking of. But the mainstay of that […]