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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: September 2000
Pete Escovedo and family (daughter Shiela E co-produced and played drums, son Peter Michael and wife Juanita joined on percussion) combine forces with some of L.A.’s top Latin jazz players on a journey through Mr. E’s musical influences. Released: 7/11/2000 … Continue reading
Seeking to create music of simplicity and depth, saxophonist Charles Lloyd traveled to Los Angeles to record his new album with a carefully chosen group: master drummer Billy Higgins, pianist Brad Mehldau, guitarist John Abercrombie, and bassist Larry Grenadier. Released: … Continue reading
How do you create music that is simultaneously new and familiar? Pianist Matthew Shipp answers this question with the debut album of Thirsty Ear’s "Blue" Series. Released: 4/18/2000 Label: Thirsty Ear Genre: Jazz All Matthew Shipp profiles… Mr. Shipp’s Surprise … Continue reading
Trumpeter Jesus Alemany brought his chart-topping Cuban dance band to New Orleans to create this fascinating fusion of Afro-Cuban and New Orleans sounds. The all-stars of Cubanismo! were joined in the studio by such New Orleans favorites as pianist Glenn … Continue reading
Kool Keith, the man of a thousand weird personalities,and gangsta rapper Ice-T headline this collaborative excursion into growling, retro synthesizers and freaky, sci-fi lyrics. The Analog Brothers are Ice Oscillator (aka Ice-T), Keith Korg (aka Kool Keith), Silver Synth (aka … Continue reading
On his debut release, Spur of the Moment Musik, Spontaneous earns his moniker with impulsive rhymes and space age beats. His naturally eclectic style is pushed to the limit when he teams up with guest artists such as Xzibit, Bahamadia … Continue reading
This CD is McWilson’s first solo effort. A member of Seattle’s The Pickets for 10 years, she was encourged by Dave Alvin, formerly of The Blasters, to make an album of her own songs which he produced. She is joined … Continue reading
Trent Summar still works his day job dealing architectural salvage and junk. He drives a 1974 F-250 Ford camper truck that he describes as the color of a "Manwich". Summar’s the real deal, and his self-titled release proves it. The … Continue reading
Master drummer and percussionist Babatunde Lea and colleagues set about to transform the world with an irresistable polyrhythmic revolution. Released: 8/22/2000 Label: Ubiquity Genre: Jazz All Babatunde Lea profiles… Marching A musical idea is born on the road and grows … Continue reading
Bernard Allison’s seventh album features the composer-guitarist crafting a mix of rock, funk, R&B and traditional blues tunes. Son of renowned Chicago bluesman Luther Allison, Bernard’s roots are in the blues, but his latest project is clearly pushing that genre … Continue reading