I don't really care much about any new music I'm seeing on the list this week, which is a good excuse to highlight a promising sounding John Coltrane re-issue, My Favorite Things: Coltrane at Newport recorded in 1963 and 1965. Besides re-mastering, it contains a bonus track. Note that two of the seven songs are "My Favorite Things."
Velvet Revolver has a second album this week, Libertad. Look, this band is Guns 'n Roses minus Axl Rose, and Weiland is no Axl. But then, neither is Axl these days. So what's Slash to do with himself? But Guns minus Axl is approximately the same as the Stones without Mick Jagger, ie the Expensive Winos. Hey, if it keeps the boys off unemployment and off the streets that's enough.
Destiny's Child Kelly Rowland delivers Ms. Kelly.
Here's the complete list of this week's major new album releases, courtesy AMG:
T.I. T.I. vs T.I.P. Grand Hustle/Atlantic
Southern Rap, Gangsta Rap
Velvet Revolver Libertad RCA
Chet Baker Jazz at Ann Arbor [Bonus Tracks] Jazz Beat
Vocal Jazz, West Coast Jazz, Cool
Sara Bareilles Little Voice Epic
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Anti-Folk
Roger Bobo Rainbo-Bo: The Man With The Golden Tuba Crystal
Music for Tuba
Giacomo Bondi A Lounged out Homage to the Beatles Sunswept
Collie Buddz Collie Buddz Columbia
Circus Diablo Circus Diablo Koch
John Coltrane My Favorite Things: Coltrane at Newport Impulse
Modal Music, Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Avant-Garde Jazz, Standards, Cool
Lou Donaldson Musty Rusty Cadet
Hard Bop, Soul-Jazz
Joe Ely Honky Tonk Masquerade MCA
Outlaw Country, Country-Rock, Progressive Country