Monthly Archives: September 2003

Manhattan Transfer: Couldn’t Be Hotter

The Manhattan Transfer’s first live recording in seven years features exquisite renditions of the music of Louis Armstrong and other jazz classics. For more than 30 years, the group’s four-part harmonies have set new standards for jazz vocal music and … Continue reading


Peter Frampton: Now

Peter Frampton’s "Now" is the guitarist-singer-songwriter’s first studio recording in nine years. It features some of his strongest writing and playing yet, with rich lyrics, detailed melodies and flawlessly played rock and pop songs. Frampton’s artistry keeps getting better and … Continue reading


James Blood Ulmer: No Escape From The Blues

For decades, James Blood Ulmer has been known for intense, distinctive guitar playing and singing on the cutting edge of jazz and funk. That changed when Vernon Reid convinced him to make a blues CD, which was nominated for a … Continue reading