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These finely edited features present the music and voices of artists discussing their songs, their sounds, their bands, their lives and their creative influences.
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- Chuck Wicks: Turning Point
- Green River Ordinance: Fifteen
- Jack Wall: Call of Duty, Black Ops III
- Black Violin: Stereotypes
- Glen Hansard: Didn’t He Ramble
- Dominik Scherrer: The Missing
- Jonathan McReynolds: Life Music, Stage Two
- Bobby Long: Ode To Thinking
- Alicia Witt: Revisionary History
- Angaleena Presley: American Middle Class
- Pat McGee: Pat McGee
- John Anderson: Goldmine
- Whitey Morgan: Sonic Ranch
- Anat Cohen: Luminosa
- Meredith Monk: Piano Songs
- Gretchen Peters: Blackbirds
- Louise Goffin: Appleonfire
- Mohammed Fairouz: Follow, Poet
- Michael J. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas
- Patty Larkin: Still Green
- Somi: The Lagos Music Salon
- The Barr Brothers: Sleeping Operator
- Lee Ann Womack: The Way I’m Livin’
- Montell Jordan: Captured
- Marco Benevento: Swift
Monthly Archives: June 2000
The North Mississippi Allstars are the sons of well-known bluesmen and producers who play roots rock and boogie blues with spirit and abandon. This first CD comes after three years of gigging and includes favorite songs by Fred McDowell, R.L. … Continue reading
After more than a decade of playing acoustic blues and roots music, guitarist Alvin Youngblood Hart has produced an electric CD of songs he calls ‘freedom rock.’ Hart loaded his guitars and amps into his truck and hit the road … Continue reading
Saxophonist David Brown, known for playing with Beck, has brought together some of his favorite musicians to record a CD of “tropicalia” inspired by his world travels. In 2002, he says, he wants to buy a freighter and play in … Continue reading
The major label debut from this veteran L.A. Crew has been as well received as it was eagerly awaited. The J-5 flavor is a toast to the classic elements of hip-hop: funk, epic sensibility, upfull humor and bomb DJ’s. “Quality … Continue reading
Cajun traditional music is alive and well in this fourth release by the Savoy Doucet Cajun Band, featuring Louisiana stalwarts Mark and Ann Savoy, son Joel, and Michael Doucet (of Beausoleil). The album consists of new songs that sound as … Continue reading
(None) Released: 3/28/2000 Label: Spirit Nectar Genre: Jazz All Wayne Wallace profiles… Duke and Monk The elegance of Ellington and the funk of Monk get the Latin treatment in "Straight No Chaser" and "Silhouettes." History Wayne Wallace recounts a jazz … Continue reading
After an absence of four years Jimmie Dale Gilmore has emerged from producer Buddy Miller’s living room studio with an album that is an elegant country standard. He says that the his motivation for this album is "just the love … Continue reading
(None) Released: 2/15/2000 Label: Cantaloupe Visit Artist’s Website… Genre: Jazz All Anton Schwartz profiles… The CD Slowing down the pace doesn’t mean turning down the intensity; it means finding space for whole thoughts and feelings. Come Rain or Come Shine … Continue reading
A tribute to "the elders" of jazz by one of the idiom’s hottest new groups. Smith’s vocals evoke Billie Holliday and Dinah Washington; arranger/pianist Chris Siebert leads a blend of hot new talent and jazz veterans through this collection of … Continue reading
(None) Released: 2/8/2000 Label: Righteous Babe Genre: Urban/Hip-Hop All Sekou Sundiata profiles… Making Poems Some three decades on, poet and performer Sekou Sundiata still believes in beauty and the power of poetry in the world. Droppin’ Revolution Sundiata invokes Malcolm … Continue reading