Shadow Classics archive
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.