Jadis - More than Meets the Eye Review by Steve Alspach Progressive music rarely gets more accessible than this. For those who haven't connected with the genre, Jadis would serve as an excellent introduction to prog. More
Jadis - Fanatic Review by Steve Alspach You have to hand it to IQ - you give a band an opening slot with you and end up loaning them half your band. So it is with Jadis - the "classic" lineup of Gary Chandler, Steve Christey, Martin Orford, and John Jowitt got together to record this, their tenth CD release as an off-shoot of long-time fixtures IQ. More
Jakko M. Jakszyk - The Bruised Romantic Glee Club Review by Bill Knispel Jakko M. Jakszyk has had a long and diverse career, careening wildly from pop/funk band Level 42 to Canterbury bands featuring Dave Stewart (Rapid Eye Movement), David Jackson, Peter Blegvad and John Greaves (The Lodge) and countless others.
Jasper van't Hof's Pork Pie - Transitory Review by Bill Knispel Fusion is perhaps progressive rock's more white collar cousin.Arising from the jazz scene at the tail end of the 1960's, fusion co-opted the energy and electricity and volume of rock and roll and added it to an already diverse set of influences and styles. More
Jaugernaut (a. d.) - Contra - Mantra Review by Gary Hill It's a band, it's a solo album, it's a band, it's a solo album - well, actually it's kind of both. Apparently the band Jaugernaut was around in the 1970's and after having broken up achieved a cult following in Europe in recent years. More
Jelly Jam - 2 Review by Gary Hill Included in the prog section because of the line up (Ty Tabor (King's X John Myung (Dream Theater) and Rod Morgenstein (Dixie Dregs), not necessarily the music, this is the second release from Jelly Jam. Frankly, if you don't have the first album, pick that one up first. More
Billy Jenkins - SadTimes.co.uk ~ Shot Clean Through With The Blues Review by Billy Sheppard You can dye your hair white, you can wear a white shirt out your pants and a vintage thin tie, and learn to fake the mad ass punk preacher of an attitude, but you can't play your guitar like Billy Jenkins, so stick with the hipster outfit and slug through your chord charts, because Jenkins and Blues Collective will break you heart.
Jeremy - Kingdom Come Review by Gary Hill The latest effort by Christian prog artist Jeremy Morris, this one shows him to be progressing quite well in his compositional style. It is certainly the most dynamic and diverse release he has done to date. More
Jeremy - Salt The Planet Review by Gary Hill Jeremy Morris is a Christian prog rocker who goes by the name of Jeremy. This is his third album of instrumental music. More
Jeremy - Celestial City Review by Gary Hill Created as a sequel to Jeremy's Pilgrim's Journey album, this one continues the story line that is told on that one. As to the listening, this is more instrumental prog based on Christian themes. There is more variety to the elements here as seems to be becoming more adept at creating varying soundscapes. More
Jeremy - Pilgrim's Journey Review by Gary Hill The first instrumental journey from Jeremy (Christian artist Jeremy Morris). This one is definitely in the classical tradition, leading one to think at times of Synergy, Genesis and classical music. More
Jet Jaguar - Space Anthem Review by Gary Hill Right out of the gate, let’s just say that these guys are not the most original band you’ll hear. In fact, you really need to look no further than the first dedication of the album (Nik Turner) to know where they draw most of their inspiration. More
Jethro Tull - Live at Monteux 2003 Review by Gary Hill There is Jethro Tull and there is Ian Anderson. Interestingly enough as the only founding member of the band to have remained with the group, the two have become rather synonymous over the years. In fact, there are those who believe that Anderson’s name is, in fact, Jethro Tull.
Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick Review by Bill Knispel By the time Jethro Tull released Thick as a Brick in 1972, the band had already seen radical shifts in membership and musical style. More
Jethro Tull - Aqualung Live Review by Lorraine Kay When Lee Abrams of Rock Radio approached lead vocalist of Ian Anderson recently about doing a live recording of "Aqualung" as part of an XM Radio series, he wasn't excited about doing the project "But the notion of re-recording the Aqualung album began to exert its charm," he said, "especially since some of the songs had never been performed since the days when they were recorded back in January 1971. More
Jethro Tull - The Very Best Of Review by Gary Hill Choosing what songs to include on a Jethro Tull compilation like this one must be a daunting task. Just think about the wealth of material available in their catalog and then try to imagine culling just enough material to fill one CD. More
Jethro Tull - Crest of A Knave (Reissue) Review by Gary Hill Part of a series of reissue released this year, this is a fine Tull album, although not really from their classic period. In fact, it was this disc that found the band taking “Best Metal Artist” Grammy in the first year of that award. More
Jethro Tull - J-Tull Dot Com Review by Gary Hill Arguably Jethro Tull's strongest album in quite some time, this one really captures the Tull sounds from every era and combines them into a smorgasbord of potent music. The band seems to add new elements to the mix and come out with an album that is certainly not tied to the sound of one period of the band, or one style of music.
Jethro Tull - The Jethro Tull Christmas Album Review by Gary Hill For those hankering for a Jethro Tull album that fits nicely into a similar style as their late 1970's albums, this disc was just the ticket. Adding the holiday theme makes a bonus. More
Proving that Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson is one of the most prolific and consistently superior songwriters in rock, this double-disc collection compiles the entire abandoned album, dubbed the Chateau D’Isaster Tapes, recorded at the Chateau D’Herouville near Paris in 1973.
Jethro Tull - Heavy Horses Review by Scott Prinzing Jethro Tull’s 1978 release, Heavy Horses, sits in the middle of what many Tull fans consider a folk-influenced trilogy, beginning with Songs from the Wood (1977) and ending with Stormwatch (1979). More
Recorded from various locations throughout Europe, on the 1978 Heavy Horses tour, Jethro Tull came up with a vibrant recording, and this 2004 remaster contains a vastly improved sound to bring it up to date.
Jon And Vangelis - Private Collection Review by G. W. Hill Looking back at these Jon and Vangelis albums is an interesting experience. I’ve always enjoyed the music but have to admit to not having dug the discs out in quite some time. More
Robert Jordan - Gypsy Curiosa Review by Gary Hill Coming out of groups like The Executive Slacks and Tubalcain, Robert Jordan was part of the industrial movement. Now he has taken his generally dark and gloomy bent and brought it to progressive rock in a solo album. More