Album Reviews

Lost Tracks from the Legendary Swampers Captured on ‘Muscle Shoals Has Got The Swampers’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Given the success of Muscle Shoals, the movie documentary, a resurgence of recent recordings in Muscle Shoals (i.e Gregg Allman and The Black Keys to name just two), and the recent passing of FAME Studios ...

Continue Reading →

Luminaries Corea and Gadd Form The Chick Corea+ Steve Gadd Band for Double LP ‘Chinese Butterfly’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Keyboard master Chick Corea and acclaimed drummer Steve Gadd met five decades ago and have played together intermittently during that time. Now they’ve come together again, formed a sextet and are delivering vital improvisational music ...

Continue Reading →

Revered Folk Singer John Gorka Lends His Gentle Touch On ‘True in Time’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

John Gorka has one of those singular voices that’s immediately recognizable not only for its deep resonance but for its warmth and comfort. On Gorka’s fifteenth album, “True in Time,” his patented delivery and intimate ...

Continue Reading →

Big Star ‘Live at Lafayette’s Music Room’ Documents Power Pop Legends’ Most Pivotal Show (ALBUM REVIEW)

Live at Lafayette’s Music Room is the latest in a recent string of Big Star-related releases dating back to the 2016 release of the Complete Third box set. The current campaign also includes archiving projects ...

Continue Reading →

Umphrey’s McGee Stays True To Form On ‘it’s not us’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Umphrey’s McGee stays true to form on it’s not us, in that there is no form. Any Umphrey’s album or show is a stylistic journey, but this album shifts gears more than any they’ve released ...

Continue Reading →

Dr. Lonnie Smith Proves Ageless In New Spirited Live Trio LP ‘All In My Mind’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Continuing his new run at Blue Note Records that began in 2016 with Evolution, Dr. Lonnie Smith’s new live recording All In My Mind documents him in a trio setting during a 75th birthday celebration at ...

Continue Reading →

Omnivore Recordings Acquires Ru-Jac Records- ‘The Ru-Jac Records Story: Something Got a Hold on Me Volume I (1963-64) and Get Right Volume 2 (1964-66)” (Album Reviews)

Leave it to Omnivore Recordings to keep reminding us about valuable music, both past and present. The latest gifts, with more coming, are the first two volumes of the legendary D.C./Baltimore-based soul and R&B label, ...

Continue Reading →

Wannabe Revisits His Favorite Albums of 2017 (Part 2)

In the second of two installments of Wannabe, artist Chris Prunckle revisits his favorite albums of 2017, in his signature six-panel comic strip form. Click on the image for full resolution (best viewed on desktop): See also: Wannabe’s Favorite Albums Part 1 ...

Continue Reading →

Wannabe Revisits His Favorite Albums of 2017 (Part 1)

In the first of two installments of Wannabe, artist Chris Prunckle revisits his favorite albums of 2017, in his signature six-panel comic strip form. Click on the image for full resolution (best viewed on desktop): See also: Glide‘s Top 20 Albums of 2017

Continue Reading →

Herbie Hancock’s 2007 Grammy Winning ‘River-The Joni Letters’ Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary with Expanded 2-CD Edition (ALBUM REVIEW)

Just in time for perhaps a late gift, of this century’s most decorated jazz albums, Herbie Hancock’s River-The Joni Letters, is now available in a double CD format containing four new tracks that are appearing ...

Continue Reading →

Example Skins

dark_red dark_navi dark_brown light_red light_navi light_brown

Primary Color

Link Color

Background Color

Background Patterns

pattern-1 pattern-2 pattern-3 pattern-4 pattern-5 pattern-6

Main text color