Collection Four: Moonshots (2016 -2018). Review by Stacey Zering.
Top Broadway hits on the intimate Breakthrough stage.
Something in the Water (Rounder). Review by Jen Cray.
Ellington Saxophone Encounters (American Jazz Institute). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Sing-Along Songs for the Damned & Delirious (Sensory / Lasers Edge). Review by Carl F Gauze.
My Suitcase is Always Packed (Sugar Hill). Review by Carl F Gauze
Shelton Hull looks back at the works of Django on electric guitar, along the way wondering why this material hasn’t been collected in a boxed set and what Charlie Parker would have thought of it.
The Bastress (Tellous). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Twenty years after founding the Better Youth Organization, Mark and Shawn Stern are still running their pioneering DIY label. They get to surf in Hawaii, bowl with Rancid and be their own bosses. Brian Broccoli pays a visit to the Stern Brothers, who will keep their day jobs.
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Music Midtown is a great chance to catch bands you might never get to see otherwise. Frank Mullen took some chances at this year’s festival in Atlanta, and found out what he’d been missing from the likes of Jimmy Cliff, BR5-49, the Jungle Brothers, and Bjorn Again, as well as a pre-Noel Gallagher walk-out Oasis.
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