• The Flaming Lips

    The Flaming Lips

    A three-ring psychedelic circus took place at the House of Blues, with Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips as the ringmaster. Jeff Schweers watched it all from the rafters.

  • Thelonious Monk

    Thelonious Monk

    The Definitive Thelonious Monk on Prestige and Riverside (Concord Music Group). Review by Scott Adams.

  • The Raga Bop Trio

    The Raga Bop Trio

    Raga Bop Trio (Abstract Logix). Review by Shelton Hull.

  • The Secret Life of Glenn Gould

    The Secret Life of Glenn Gould

    It wasn’t all Bach and hypochondria in the life of mercurial pianist Glenn Gould. Shelton Hull finds this new biography awash in details of the great musician’s love life and other psychological insights.

  • Fela Kuti Lives

    Fela Kuti Lives

    With over 40 albums and an unassailable legacy as the originator of one of Africa’s most popular and enduring sounds, the job of curating Fela Kuti‘s catalog for the 21st century is a difficult and enviable task. Ink 19 dives into the Knitting Factory’s Chop n’ Quench, Fela’s first nine albums re-released, and gives a heads up on the Na Poi set of albums due to drop on May 11.

  • Fela Kuti Lives

    With over 40 albums and an unassailable legacy as the originator of one of Africa’s most popular and enduring sounds, the job of curating Fela Kuti‘s catalog for the 21st century is a difficult and enviable task. Ink 19 dives into the Knitting Factory’s Chop n’ Quench, Fela’s first nine albums re-released, and gives a heads up on the Na Poi set of albums due to drop on May 11.

  • Betty Davis

    Betty Davis

    Nasty Gal (Light in the Attic Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

  • Betty Davis

    Betty Davis

    Betty Davis (Light In The Attic). Review by Carl F Gauze.

  • ZE Records

    ZE Records

    Kicking off Ink 19‘s new series, Labels We Love, S D Green talks to ZE Records co-founder Michel Esteban about defining a sound and establishing a label during New York’s 1970s creative zeitgeist, and the resurrection of the label that was once home to Lydia Lunch, Suicide, and Kid Creole & the Coconuts.

  • Saxophone Colossus: Sonny Rollins

    Saxophone Colossus: Sonny Rollins

    Idiosyncratic and in relentless pursuit of perfection, Sonny Rollins cut a swath through jazz music that has yet to fade out. Scott Adams examines this documentary of his musical achievements.

  • NOMO

    NOMO

    Invisible Cities (Ubiquity). Review by Aaron Shaul.

  • Miles On Miles: Interviews and Encounters with Miles Davis

    Miles On Miles: Interviews and Encounters with Miles Davis

    Shelton Hull finds there is much to learn in this collection of conversations with the enigmatic and innovative trumpeter, not nearly as reticient with interviewers as legend has it.

  • Zaki Ibrahim

    Zaki Ibrahim

    Operating in a genre dominated by paint-by-numbers R&B, Zaki Ibrahim paints soul — outside the lines — with a purple paint brush. S D Green talks to the emergent Canadian soulstress about globalism in her sound, the unlikely influence of Tom Waits, and why critics refuse to believe Canadian artists have soul.

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