• Ian Tyson: Raven Singer

    Ian Tyson: Raven Singer

    An alluring Canadian cowgirl whose mastery of buckin’ broncs defines her life; a fruitless sabbatical to Morocco in hopes of healing a broken heart; a quest to reunite with a paramour in Baja’s sunny climes; ...
  • Dave Douglas: Magic Triangle & Leap of Fath

    Dave Douglas: Magic Triangle & Leap of Fath

    Trumpeter/composer Dave Douglas has just re-released two of his best early records, the entire output of a short-lived quartet that included tenor saxophonist Chris Potter, bassist James Genus, and drummer Ben Perowsky. Both records featured ...
  • Priscilla Ahn: A Good Day

    Priscilla Ahn: A Good Day

    Recently more recordings have started showing up on audiophile vinyl within a few years of their initial release, including albums originally only available as CDs or downloads. Such is the case with Priscilla Ahn’s A ...
  • Dr. John: Locked Down

    Dr. John: Locked Down

    Forget Jimi versus God, forget the Beatles versus the Stones—in the late Sixties the stiffest competition involved the most bizarre musician on the planet. Arthur Brown and Captain Beefheart were definitely upper tier, but first ...
  • Norah Jones: Little Broken Hearts

    Norah Jones: Little Broken Hearts

    Sonically sparse and emotionally raw, the twelve ballads on Little Broken Hearts drift through a stark-blue landscape strewn with heartache, disappointment, and despair. Teaming up with producer Danger Mouse (Black Keys, Gnarls Barkley), singer and ...
  • Eric Bibb: Deeper in the Well

    Eric Bibb: Deeper in the Well

    Bluesman Eric Bibb heads to Louisiana to explore the intersection between the African, French, Spanish, Caribbean, and Native American influences in that region’s music. Recorded at Dirk Powell’s Cypress House Studio in Pont Breaux, Louisiana, ...
  • Bruce Springsteen: Wrecking Ball

    Bruce Springsteen: Wrecking Ball

    Bruce Springsteen’s latest solo album, Wrecking Ball, is a collection of populist songs powered by the recession-driven fear and unfocussed rage of working (and out-of-work) Americans. These rough-hewn protests harken back to Woody Guthrie, Pete ...
  • The Chieftains: Voice of Ages

    The Chieftains: Voice of Ages

    God bless the Chieftains for a half century of stirring, even daring, music in a traditional Irish framework—no matter the collaborators, Paddy Maloney makes sure the end results are distinctly, evocatively resonant of the ould ...
  • Steep Canyon Rangers: Nobody Knows You

    Steep Canyon Rangers: Nobody Knows You

    North Carolina’s Steep Canyon Rangers hit pay dirt last year teaming with Steve Martin for the chart-topping Rare Bird Alert. Now the quintet returns sans Martin and stronger than ever. The literate songwriting of ace ...
  • Joel Harrison 7: Search

    Joel Harrison 7: Search

    In the 1920s, European classical composers—including Debussy, Stravinsky, Ravel, and Milhaud— incorporated jazz elements, some in the spirit of exploration, some in pursuit of fashion. In the 1950s, such American jazz musicians as John Lewis ...
  • Getz/Gilberto


    Stan Getz is at least partially responsible for the Bossa Nova craze that hit the U.S. in the early-to-mid-Sixties. For 1963’s Getz/ Gilberto the tenor saxophonist teamed with two of Brazil’s leading practitioners, the singer/songwriter/guitarist ...

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