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Marc Ribot is a guitarist-bandleader known for distinctive arrangements and striking improvisations. In "Saints," he interprets works from experimental composers, soloists, and his own songbook to create a solo guitar CD that has a sparse and alluring appeal. Ribot says … Continue reading
Olu Dara grew up in rural Mississippi, and moved to New York City, where he’s been a jazz musician and songwriter for the African-American theater. In "Neighborhoods," he transforms numerous theater pieces into songs about his early years. The result … Continue reading
Martin Sexton’s "Wonder Bar" is a heartfelt mix of searching ballads, uptempo songs about women in need, and gospel-tinged musings about his upbringing and continuing journey. Sexton, one of today’s best rock-and-soul singers, writes from a deep place, and delivers … Continue reading
Virtuoso Cuban Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval has another achievement to add to his Grammy-winning jazz albums and his stints with great symphony orchestras: a soundtrack album from the HBO movie of his own life. The subject of this Tom Sawyer-esque tribute … Continue reading