Monday , July 26 2021

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Music Reviews: Van Morrison’s ‘Latest Record Project,’ Plus Our Band and Laura Nyro

Van Morrison’s new album—his 42nd studio LP and his eighth record in the last five years—includes a song called “Where Have All the Rebels Gone?” A more pertinent question might be, “Where has Van Morrison gone?” The answer, it seems, is to some strange and at times barely recognizable place. The …

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Music Reviews: An Expanded Edition of the Grateful Dead’s ‘Skull & Roses’ LP, plus Crowded House and Reigning Sound

A previously unavailable San Francisco concert augments an anniversary edition of a Dead LP. Also, the return of Crowded House and new music from Reigning Sound.

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Concert Review: Death of Classical Presents Gil Shaham and the Knights, Grand Street Stompers at Green-Wood Cemetery

Gil Shaham and the Knights - Death of Classical

Swing beats and Beethoven may not seem like natural mates, but this kind of vintage jazz and the Violin Concerto both offer powerful rhythmic energy and unforgettable themes.

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Music Reviews: An Alligator Records Anthology and Tim Buckley Live plus Johnny Ace and the Four Tunes

An independent blues label showcases highlights from its first half-century. Also, a live set from the late, great Tim Buckley and anthologies from two early vocal acts.

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Music Reviews: Frank Zappa’s Final US Concert, plus Ashley Riley, Richard X. Heyman, Raoul Vignal, and Nefesh Mountain

A previously unreleased live set from Zappa, one of rock's most versatile and idiosyncratic performers. Also: Ashley Riley's gorgeous CD and more new releases.

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