Music Reviews archive
Read Sam Baker's 'Say Grace' Is At Once Beautiful And Broken
August 27, 2013 – The Austin songwriter's latest album is his fourth since he started making them in 2004, at age 50.
Read Robin Thicke: Smirky But Sincere On 'Blurred Lines'
August 22, 2013 – Listen and look past his roué image, and the chart-topper is revealed as an earnest nostalgist.
Read 'Beauty' On Orrin Evans' Block
Watch 'Looking For The Next One' Reveals Underappreciated Sax Trio
August 20, 2013 – John Surman, Mike Osborne and Alan Skidmore could sound timeless, of and ahead of their time.
Read A Forgotten Quartet, Reissued And Reevaluated
Summer Songs: Clarinetist Remakes 50 Cent
Read Valerie June Wants To Be On Your Mind
Read Shine And The Moonbeams: R&B For The Kids
Read 'South Texas' Collects Producer's Checkered Career
August 12, 2013 – Huey Meaux wound up in jail twice, but he sure had a knack for finding talent in unlikely places.
Read Trumpeters And Troubadours: New And Old Music From Italy
August 11, 2013 – Fresh off an Italian vacation, DJ Betto Arcos shows off some of his favorite musical finds.
Watch Buddy Guy: 'Rhythm And Blues' Titan Channels Guitar Wisdom
August 6, 2013 – The 77-year-old legend's new album boasts celebrity cameos, but the jolts come with his guitarwork.
Read Vince Gill And Paul Franklin Ain't 'Foolin' Around' With Bakersfield Sound
August 5, 2013 – The country-music star and steel guitarist's new album features Merle Haggard and Buck Owens covers.
Read 'The Edenfred Files': Darryl Harper's Blues-Infused Jazz
July 30, 2013 – On the clarinetist's new album, the blues might be modernized or tweaked, but it's never far away.
Read Piano Mastery, Trinidadian Trumpet, Singing Apes: New Jazz
July 27, 2013 – Sample recordings from Harold Mabern, Etienne Charles, the band Black Host and Lauren Desberg.
Read Symphonic Music, American Style: 3 Must-Hear Albums
July 24, 2013 – A trio of orchestral albums from our summer-long search for the Great American Symphony.