- Music Reviews
- April 3, 2020
Afterglow (Landslide Records). Review by Michelle Wilson.
Guitarist Juewett Bostick opens up about his new album Shades of Blu and his musical journey.
Big Band of Brothers: A Jazz Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band (New West Records). Review by Michelle Wilson.
The Music of Wayne Shorter (Blue Engine). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Rosa Parks: Pure Love. An Oratorio of Seven Songs (TUM Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Stone and Sky (Vintage League Music). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Electric Mud (Third Man Records). Review by James Mann.
Diaspora (Ropeadope Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Rebel Ruler (Ropeadope / Stretch Music). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
The musical brilliance that was Sun Ra is well-served with these two reissues. James Mann takes the trip.
Greenwich Village of the ’50s and ’60s is brought to life in Izzy Young: Talking Folklore Center. James Mann watches, and wishes he had been there.
The Complete Riverside Recordings (Riverside Records). Review by James Mann.
Primrose Green (Dead Oceans). Review by James Mann.
ST (System Dialing Records). Review by James Mann.
Sing In My Meadow (Latent Recordings). Review by Carl F Gauze.
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.
The Definitive Thelonious Monk on Prestige and Riverside (Concord Music Group). Review by Scott Adams.
Raga Bop Trio (Abstract Logix). Review by Shelton Hull.
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.
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.