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Music Review: Tinariwen – ‘Live in Paris, Oukis N’Asuf’

Tinariwen by Marie Planeille

Tinariwen's 'Live in Paris, Oukis N'Asuf' is an album of great music by a exciting band and as good a concert disc as any you'll ever hear. Read More »

Music Review: Various Artists – ‘A Blues Christmas’


Who needs a silent night? Get 'A Blues Christmas' and get ready to have a blast, Alligator style! Read More »

Music Review: Essential Voices USA – ‘Holiday Harmonies – Songs of Christmas’


This release is the perfect gift for lovers of choral music and is as warm and rich as a cup of hot chocolate. Read More »

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


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

Music Review: Neil Young – ‘Bluenote Café (NYAPS Series)’


The hits just keep on coming from Neil Young's Archives Performance Series, and in many ways, Bluenote Café may be the best volume yet. If nothing else, it is certainly among the most interesting. 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: Quadriga Consort – ‘Winter’s Delights – Early Christmas Music and Carols from the British Isles’

Courtesy of Quardiga Consort/Jasmin  Schuller

A festive collection of early Christmas music that will soothe, cheer, and promote good will. 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 »

Music Review: Bob Dylan – ‘The Best of The Cutting Edge 1965–1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12′

dylan cutting edge

This series of previously unreleased material just keeps getting better, nearly a quarter-century into its existence. Read More »