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Read Enthralled By Jazz, Joni Mitchell Sets New Moods

June 27, 2007 – On Wild Things Run Fast, Mitchell sounds wiser and hipper than ever before.

Read Masters of the Groove Get Loose and Propulsive

June 20, 2007 – Booker T. & The MGs recorded some of the most enduring riffs and backbeats of the '60s.

Read Zumpano's Power-Pop: Predating Pornographers

June 13, 2007 – Zumpano should be known for more than launching the career of The New Pornographers' A.C. Newman.

Read Blues and Jazz Share Icons

June 6, 2007 – The Hot Spot features greats from two musical worlds: John Lee Hooker and Miles Davis.

Read Part Swamp and Part Soul-Stomp

May 30, 2007 – Dale Hawkins' LA, Memphis & Tyler, Texas feels like an original rather than a patchwork.

Read Reflecting and Transcending Paraguayan Tradition

May 23, 2007 – Australian guitarist John Williams celebrates Paraguayan composer Augustin Barrios-Mangore.

Read A Duck-Walking Rock Legend Gets the 'Blues'

May 16, 2007 – Even a ubiquitous figure like Chuck Berry has neglected gems gathering spiderwebs somewhere.

Read A Wryly Caustic Songwriter, Served in 'Bulk'

May 9, 2007 – Jack Logan works in a remarkably bold range of styles, from scruffy post-punk to gentle country.

Read Pure Power-Chord Overdrive, Debatably Live

May 2, 2007 – Live and Dangerous is the best existing document of the Irish hard-rock band Thin Lizzy.

Read A Jazz Great Finds Rock's Rhythmic Abandon

April 25, 2007 – Tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson wrote tunes that always sneaked a step or two beyond convention.

Read Blues and Jazz Get Rollicking Together

April 18, 2007 – Eddie Cleanhead Vinson crafts good-time shuffle-blues spiced with bebop's harmonic sophistication.

Read A Graceful Triumph in Muted, Beautiful Shades

April 11, 2007 – Heard apart from the rest of R.E.M.'s output, Up! emerges as a graceful studio exploration.

Read Latin Jazz at Its Most Thoughtful and Thrilling

April 4, 2007 – Vibraphonist Cal Tjader was considered one of the few Anglos who could hang with the heavyweights.

Read Sounds of the '80s, Minus the Artifice

March 28, 2007 – Richard Barone's Cool Blue Halo demonstrates that the era was fruitful for classic pop.

Read Bringing Brahms Alive with Little Fanfare

March 21, 2007 – Violinist Josef Suk and pianist Julius Katchen give sparkling but un-flashy performances.

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