Plaza Live – Orlando – November 2016
Over the years I’ve found that my musical interests change and evolve over the years. This year I find myself less interested in Modern Jazz and more back to my original roots in Progressive Rock. For those of you unfamiliar with this genre think bands like Yes, King Crimson & Rush.
In last months issue of Prog Magazine ran the top 100 Progressive Rock Albums of the year (or there abouts). I had heard of Steven Wilson as the leader of Porcupine Tree but really didn’t know anything about his music. They listed his 2013 release The Raven That Refused To Sing (and Other Stories) at #7.
Remarkable is one word for this album. Compelling is another! The musicality displayed here is nothing short of genius. From odd meters & Mellotrons to CSN-like vocals this guy and his band mates are nothing short of phenomenal in my book.