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Music Reviews: ‘Peter Stampfel’s 20th Century in 100 Songs,’ Plus Steve Goodman and Buddy Holly’s Crickets

Longtime folk-music eccentric Peter Stampfel delivers a song for every year from 1901 to 2000. Plus, previously unreleased Steve Goodman demos and star-studded readings of Buddy Holly classics.

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Music Review: ‘Diana Ross & The Supremes Sing and Perform “Funny Girl”‘ (The Ultimate Edition)

A two-CD reissue of an oft-forgotten Supremes album finds the group taking on the famed musical in soulful style—with never-before-heard vocals.

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Concert Review: Mirror Visions Ensemble – ‘The Disappearing Art of Letter Writing’ (NYC, 17 Feb 2020)

Mirror Visions Ensemble

Four singers and a pianist swung from romance to riotous humor to wartime pathos, delivering musical settings of letters from different eras with force and feeling.

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Music Review: Eliane Elias – ‘Man of La Mancha’ in Latin Jazz Style

Eliane Elias Man of La Mancha

The Brazilian jazz pianist goes full-tilt from the start, with dense and intense rhythms, indeed a florid, Lisztian intricacy, on "To Each His Dulcinea." One listen to Elias's substitutions on the theme and you know she's playing with a full quiver of creativity as well as a twinkle in her eye.

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