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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: Avant-garde Jazz from Rent Romus, Markus Hunt, and Sun Ra

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Postmodern jazz old and new. Read More »

Music Review: Kings of the Brushwood Thicket – ‘The Lies You Leave Behind’

TRINIDAD, CUBA - MAY 8, 2014: Man playing the guitar in front of one of the colonial buildings. Cuban music is an attraction for the over 2 million tourists who go to Cuba each year.

The eight other tracks on ‘The Lies You Leave Behind’ are what one would expect after last month’s (Elliott Smith-sounding) single release, "He Was a Man". 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: Harold Mabern – ‘Afro Blue’

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An impressive roster of talent highlights the new album from Harold Mabern. 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: Nic Nassuet – ‘Eleutherios’

Nic Nassuet

Nassuet’s ‘Eleutherios’ features solid instrumentation, interesting melodies, and a unique mixture of sounds and styles. 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: Chris Robinson Brotherhood – ‘Betty’s Blends Volume Two: The Best from the West’

Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Chris Robinson Brotherhood serves up a second helping of 'Betty's Blends,' and it's delicious. Read More »