Music Reviews archive
Read How Jan Garbarek Came To Epitomize Nordic Jazz
Read Making A Case For Massenet, The Misunderstood Sentimentalist
August 14, 2012 – A new 23-CD set explores the suave elegance of one of the most successful opera composers.
Read Debo Band: Ethiopian Funk, Reinvented
Read Lianne La Havas: A Cool Antidote For Late Summer's Heat
August 8, 2012 – Moodiness defines the young U.K. singer's debut — in its best tracks, she sounds almost shattered.
Read Magdalena Kozena's Labor of 'Love And Longing'
Read Dan Auerbach Likes It Fast, Simple And Loud
Read Digging Up The 'Newly Discovered Works Of Gil Evans'
August 2, 2012 – Scholar and fan Ryan Truesdell has turned unheard Evans scores into richly textured works.
Read The Very Best: A Band's Summer Escape With A Message
August 1, 2012 – The group's new album makes the case that even amid poverty and warfare, happiness is possible.
Watch Fat Boys: A Hip-Hop Novelty Act Strikes Back
Read Classical Lost And Found: Making a Case For Casella
July 31, 2012 – The brilliant orchestral scores of Alfredo Casella are finally receiving well-deserved performances.
Read This Time, R. Kelly Burns With (Relatively Chaste) Passion
July 30, 2012 – The prolific, and often risque, crooner's 14th album explores sounds from earlier eras.
Read Frank Ocean's 'Orange' Revolution
Read Alexei Lubimov's Debussy: Less Dreamy, More Dynamic
July 24, 2012 – Thanks to an old instrument in Brussels, a pianist discovered a new world of color and clarity.
Read Jesse Davis: Live From New York's Other Basement Club
July 20, 2012 – Davis' bluesy alto sax rasp is straight out of Charlie Parker's playbook, but he makes it his own.
Read Jimmy Cliff's 'Rebirth' Gives New Life To Vintage Reggae
July 17, 2012 – Will Hermes says the Jamaican singer's new record is an instant classic with an eye on the past.