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Music Review: Art Pepper – ‘Live at Fat Tuesday’s’


2015 is a good year for Art Pepper fans. Read More »

Music Review: Halie Loren – ‘Butterfly Blue’

Photo by Bob Williams

The album is an intelligent mix of standards and original material. Read More »

Music Review: Sinne Eeg and Thomas Fonnesbæk – ‘Eeg – Fonnesbæk’


There is a purity in their stripped down performance, an infectious emotional honesty; this is a duo that works. Read More »

Music Review: Art ‘Turk’ Burton and Congo Square – ‘Spirits: Then & Now’

'Spirit: Then & Now' is an album filled with good listening. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Cooler Than Blood’ by Robert Lane

cooler than blood

"Cooler Than Blood" by Robert Lane is a fast moving story with its share of surprises. Read More »

Music Review: ‘Lady, Be Good’ 2015 Encores! Cast Recording

Lady be Good

'Lady, Be Good' is an album for the musical theater maven—the collector who wants them all. Read More »

Music Review: Mose Allison – ‘Mose Allison: American Legend – Live in California’

Mose allison

Allison may indeed be a certified senior, but just don’t give him that “old timer crap.” More like him isn’t all that bad. Read More »

A Look Back at Nobel Prize Winner Svetlana Alexievich’s ‘Voices From Chernobyl’

Svetlana Alexievich

Alexievich’s art is in choosing and arranging, giving shape to the collected mass of material. Read More »

Music Review: Myriam Alter – ‘Cross/Ways’

Alter Crossways

'Cross/Ways' is an album filled with melodic warmth and cultural diversity—music to capture your attention. Read More »

Music Review: Lars Møller – ‘ReWrite of Spring’


'ReWrite of Spring' follows in the footsteps of those many large-scale jazz pieces that have moved jazz out of the barroom and into the concert hall. Read More »