Music Reviews archive
Read Educated Guesses At The 2013 Monk Competition
Read The Masters At His Fingertips, Art Hodes Pays Tribute To Bessie Smith
September 16, 2013 – The jazz pianist's powerful 1976 album I Remember Bessie conveys a profound sense of loss.
Watch The Weeknd Revels In Raw Emotion On 'Kiss Land'
Read Bob Dylan's 'Self Portrait,' Now In Vivid Color
Read When Duke Flirted With The Queen
Read The Dawn Of Sun Records: 15 Hours Of Blues
Read On Its New Album, Superchunk Makes The Downtrodden Sound Upbeat
September 5, 2013 – The long-running rock band's new album, I Hate Music, mines loss and grief with ferocious guitars.
Watch Goodie Mob Puts Crossover Acceptance On The Line
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