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Music Reviews: Jazz for the Jazz-Shy from John Tropea, Pat Bianchi Trio, and the Gary McFarland Legacy Ensemble

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Gary McFarland, the jazz musician, composer and arranger who 'should have been a pop star,' left behind and eclectic discography and a wealth of superb material that deserves just such a tribute as this. Read More »

Music Review: Avant-Garde Jazz from Rent Romus, Markus Hunt, and Sun Ra

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Postmodern jazz old and new. Read More »

Music Review: Stubborn Son Brings Out the Blues Rock on ‘Birthright’

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On their debut album, Stubborn Son seems to explore love, lust, relationships, self-evaluation, and tenacity - the things that make us all human and all. Read More »

Music Review: Wes Montgomery – ‘In the Beginning’

Wes Montgomery In the Beginning

'In the Beginning' is not the mature Wes Montgomery at the top of his game, but early Montgomery is nothing to sneer at. Read More »

Music Review: Jethro Tull – ‘Minstrel in the Gallery 40th Anniversary: La Grande Édition’

Minstrel in the Gallery 40th Anniversary

Excellent new mixes, though not much concert video, in a new 2CD/2DVD edition of the classic prog-rock album from 1975. Read More »

Music Review: Asleep at the Wheel – ‘Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys’

Bob Wills Tribute (Still the King)

Bob Wills in indeed still the king, and Asleep at the Wheel and friends prove it on this perfect tribute album. Read More »

Music Reviews: The Ladies Sing Jazz: Joanna Pascale, Michelle Lordi, Rachel Caswell

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Three new albums feature fine songstresses with eclectic repertoires. Read More »

Music Review: Alabama Shakes – ‘Sound & Color’

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If you thought Alabama Shakes had a great debut album, their sophomore release 'Sound & Color' will only make you love this band more. Read More »

Interview: Ian Anderson on His Upcoming ‘Jethro Tull – The Rock Opera’ Tour, the Original Jethro Tull, and the State of the World

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'I'm not a politician, not a university lecturer. I am a songwriter, an entertainer, I dance around and play the fool for you on stage and you can kind of tap your feet and smile along with me.' Read More »

Music Review: Tony Bennett and Bill Evans – ‘The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings’ [Vinyl Box Set]

The Complete Tony Bennett-Bill Evans Recordings [4 LP Box Set]

The music these two men made together is timeless, and 'The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings' truly does it justice. Read More »