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Yearly Archives: 2002
Tom Paxton has spent his life in folk music. On "Waiting for the Moon," he presents the musical equivalent of a family photo album. The songs are filled with intimacy, joy, sorrow and the accumulated perspectives and reflections of a … Continue reading
"Vera of Las Vegas" is an entertaining and provocative opera by Composer Daron Hagen and Librettist Paul Muldoon. The clever story mixes sleazy culture and big questions, while the contemporary music has many references to 20th century pop and stage … Continue reading
"For Sale" is Tom Burris’ first recording since the lead singer of Jabbering Trout embarked on a solo career. Burris is thoughtful writer with a subversive streak – his lyrics can be taken at face value but there’s more to … Continue reading
Echo is singer/keyboardist/composer Joy Askew, trumpeter/ composer Takuya Nakamura and guitarist Mark Wood. Their compelling and intriguing music is electronic jazz–standards and originals set to an intriguing mix of sonic pads and composed tracks. By merging the classic and cutting-edge, … Continue reading