A retrospective music review of Craig Chaquico, Midnight Noon (2004).

Higher Octave albums are rarely as astonishing as this Chaquico classic. To say that the album, Midnight Noon, which Craig released when he was approaching 50 years of age, is not my all-time favorite of his Higher Octave music releases is like saying that Sleepy isn’t my favorite of the Seven Dwarves. I mean, youContinue reading “A retrospective music review of Craig Chaquico, Midnight Noon (2004).”

A music review of Craig Chaquico and Russ Freeman, From the Redwoods to the Rockies.

Collaborations between top musicians like Russ Freeman and Craig Chaquico are rarely as sublime as this. Many a famous musician, especially as they get older, has tried to partner with another, well known musician to make an album together. Madonna is a prime example, particularly since she turned 50 and began to associate herself withContinue reading “A music review of Craig Chaquico and Russ Freeman, From the Redwoods to the Rockies.”

Christmas comes once a year, but Craig Chaquico’s magical holiday music will last forever.

Seriously, how hard must it be to craft a creative album of Christmas and winter holiday music? Craig makes it seem almost easy. At first listening, you are struck by how much of this music isn’t Christmas-y at all. It’s blues. It’s jazz. It’s New Age. It’s classic Chaquico, in other words, but with anContinue reading “Christmas comes once a year, but Craig Chaquico’s magical holiday music will last forever.”