Album Reviews

Charles Lloyd & The Marvels Collaborate with Lucinda Williams on “Vanished Gardens” (Album Review)

Iconic living legend saxophonist Charles Lloyd keeps exploring as he now moves into his ninth decade. This release, Vanished Gardens, his fourth upon his return to Blue Note, again pairs him with two extraordinary guitarists ...

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Paul Rodgers Takes “The Voice” To Heart On ‘Free Spirit: Celebrating the Music of Free’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Even though the British quartet Free garnered only a single hit, it is the perennial “All Right Now,” and the group has influenced many a diverse band throughout the years, from Lynyrd Skynyrd to Howlin’ ...

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The Milk Carton Kids Mix Confidence & Calm On ‘All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn’t Do’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

The Milk Carton Kids have always appealed to a certain twinge of nostalgia. After all, they possess all the right currency — two guys, two guitars, impeccable harmonies and melodies of that intertwine wistful and ...

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Wannabe Reviews’ Leon Bridges’ ‘Good Thing’

In the latest Wannabe, artist Chris Prunckle offers his illustrated commentary on Good Thing, the new album from Leon Bridges, in his signature six-panel comic strip form. Click on the image for full resolution (best viewed on desktop):

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The Record Company Finds Joy In Not Taking Itself Too Seriously With ‘All This Life’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

You get the sense the fellas from The Record Company have more than a fleeting sense of humor. Not in any slapstick induced laugh-out-loud larrikinism; but the ability to find the absurdities in life, flash ...

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Grateful Dead: Dave’s Picks Volume 26- Albuquerque Civic Auditorium, 11/17/71 (ALBUM REVIEW)

With his picks from the vault, Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux has certainly done justice to the legacy of his predecessor Dick Latvala. Of course, that man who shepherded the initial series of concert releases ...

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Grammy Winning Producer Tom Hambridge Collaborates With New Orleans’ Finest on “NOLA Sessions” (ALBUM REVIEW)

Two-time Grammy-winning producer Tom Hambridge spends most of his time in his adopted home of Nashville producing records for Buddy Guy, Kenny Neal, Mike Zito and countless others. And, he finds some time to play ...

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Three Person Orchestra Furious Seasons Melodically Intrigue on “Now Residing Abroad” (ALBUM REVIEW)

Furious Seasons is a three-person orchestra, releasing their second album, Now Residing Abroad as a trio and the sixth under the band’s name. Leader, singer-songwriter David Steinhart has been a mainstay in folk-pop circles in ...

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Dawes Cover Considerable Ground On Noble Sixth Album ‘Passwords’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Dawes is nothing if not a discerning, intelligent group of musicians. Just a mere four months after the release of We’re All Gonna Die, the group made available (initially at no charge) a full-length live ...

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Kamasi Washington Continues To Astonish With Double Disc/4 Piece Vinyl ‘Heaven and Earth’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Kamasi Washington has not only taken the jazz world by storm.  He’s moved well beyond it, bringing in a new generation of non-jazz lovers too. Heaven and Earth, the follow-up to the widely heralded 2015 ...

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