• Over the Rhine: The Long Surrender

    Over the Rhine: The Long Surrender

    The truism that bands lose their creative spark after a few records doesn’t apply to Over the Rhine. In fact, twenty years into OTR’s recording career The Long Surrender actually ups the ante, with Grammy- ...
  • Michael Chapman: Fully Qualified Survivor

    Michael Chapman: Fully Qualified Survivor

    As reissues of obscure recordings continue to rain down upon us, one might wonder if there’s anything left worth rediscovering—but the fact that Michael Chapman’s Fully Qualified Survivor is only now being re-released in America ...
  • Roomful of Blues: Hook, Line & Sinker

    Roomful of Blues: Hook, Line & Sinker

    For 35 years, this Rhode Island-based band has delivered a tasty gumbo of high-octane jump blues, moving through a series of personnel changes while spawning red-hot blues guitarists (Duke Robillard and Ronnie Earl) and staying ...
  • Wanda Jackson: The Party Ain't Over

    Wanda Jackson: The Party Ain't Over

    Jack White of the White Stripes (and the Raconteurs and Dead Weather) produced this showcase for rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson, a 73-year-old singer who once dated Elvis Presley. Jackson—best known for the rockabilly hits “Fujiyama ...
  • Joni Mitchell: Wild Things Run Fast

    Joni Mitchell: Wild Things Run Fast

    Joni Mitchell’s career has been filled with startling detours. From the dulcimer- strumming folkie of the Woodstock era, to the jazz-infused, smoky stylist of today, the gifted singer/songwriter has been a bold and restless musical ...
  • Corea, Clark and White: Forever

    Corea, Clark and White: Forever

    During the triumphant Return To Forever reunion tour of 2008 there was a segment of the show where electric guitar hero Al Di Meola would leave the stage, allowing Chick Corea, bassist Stanley Clarke, and ...
  • Giya Kancheli: Themes from the Songbook

    Giya Kancheli: Themes from the Songbook

    Outside Europe, Giya Kancheli is likely familiar only to classical music followers of conductor Dennis Russel Davies, the Kronos Quartet, violist Kim Kashkashian, and Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer. But closer to his birthplace in Tblisi, ...
  • Scott Amendola Trio: Lift

    Scott Amendola Trio: Lift

    Like many great drummers, Scott Amendola puts his percussion at the service of the music first, in support of his fellow players second, and in the spotlight third. The Bay Area-based Amendola, known for his ...
  • Andrew Hill: Point Of Departure

    Andrew Hill: Point Of Departure

    Andrew Hill’s funky yet lyrical piano playing and intricately beautiful compositions seized the attentions of Blue Note’s Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff. The pair recorded material for four LPs before the first, Black Fire, was ...
  • Bruce Springsteen: The Promise

    Bruce Springsteen: The Promise

    This two-CD, 21-track collection (plus a hidden track) gathers songs cast aside during the marathon recording sessions that spawned Darkness on the Edge of Town, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band’s epic 1978 album ...
  • The Stooges

    The Stooges

    The Stooges—vocalist Iggy Pop, guitarist Ron Asheton, bassist Dave Alexander, and drummer Scott Asheton—unleashed their feral proto-punk on the world in 1969 and it landed like a boot to the head. The rock world was ...

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