Ayaguna

Ayaguna

Pianist/composer Omar Sosa has followed his superb 2002 release Sentir (Grammy Award-nominated for best Latin jazz album) with a live album, recorded in July 2002 in Yokohama, Japan.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2001 - John Fahey, guitarist and indie label owner, dies in Salem, Ore., two days after undergoing coronary bypass surgery. He is 61. Fahey formulated an idiosyncratic blues-based fingerpicking style that was showcased on a series of albums for his label, Takoma Records. He was considered a principal, albeit unwilling, influence on such new-age musicians as Will Ackerman and George Winston.
Strange Dreams

Strange Dreams

Blues-rock guitarist Kim Simmonds has been cutting sides since 1967 with his groundbreaking group Savoy Brown.
Furthermore—From the Studio, From the Stage

Furthermore—From the Studio, From the Stage

On this two-disc set, Jars of Clay serves up 21 songs, reprising such hits as "Flood," "Five Candles," and "I Need You" and delivering three previously unreleased tracks ("Redemption," "Dig," and the first single, "The Valley Song [Sing of Your Mercy]").
Second Nature

Second Nature

Miriam Stockley—the backing vocalist behind many a Stock, Aitken & Waterman dance/pop hit—is the serenely incandescent singer with Karl Jenkins' Adiemus project, and on her second solo outing, she retains many of Adiemus' stylistic tendencies.
Hearsay

Hearsay

Alexander O'Neal was a member of the Time before striking out on his own and hitting chart pay dirt in 1985 with the top 15 R&B single "Innocent." With a sexy, gritty, bedroom-ready voice, O'Neal more than held his own against such fellow '80s soul icons as Freddie Jackson.
All the Best

All the Best

A trio of stirring songs written by Jimmy Webb that Glen Campbell recorded in the late 1960s are legacy aplenty for both singer and songwriter: Campbell's incredible performances of the yearning "Galveston," wistful "Wichita Lineman," and stoic, soulful "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" are timeless classics.
Get Rich or Die Tryin'

Get Rich or Die Tryin'

The debut from Eminem protÉgÉ 50 Cent backs up the considerable hype that accompanies it, thanks to the beguilingly charismatic appeal of the rapper's clenched, drowsy delivery and—perhaps more importantly—the slick production contributions from Dr.
100th Window

100th Window

Anticipation is quite high for Massive Attack's latest, which follows ground-breaking full-lengths Blue Lines, Protection, and Mezzanine.
Things That Lovers Do

Things That Lovers Do

Leave it to Kenny Lattimore & ChantÉ Moore—married in music and life—to deliver one of the best non-hip-hop R&B albums in eons.
Poll: The Boss Will Take Home Album Grammy

Poll: The Boss Will Take Home Album Grammy

Bruce Springsteen's "The Rising" will win the album of the year trophy at Sunday's (Feb. 23) Grammy Awards ceremony, according to a Billboard.com poll. Of 14,054 votes cast by music fans, the Boss' Columbia album took in 36% of the tally. The album is also nominated for best rock album, while its title track is up for song, best rock song, and best male rock vocal performance of the year awards.
CHART BEAT BONUS

CHART BEAT BONUS

Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart achievements of Chante Moore & Kenny Lattimore, Nas, and Vince Gill, and notes the state of female No. 1s on the Hot Country Singles chart.
CHART BEAT CHAT

CHART BEAT CHAT

Fred Bronson discusses with readers current music vs. the music you grew up on, one-hit wonders, and a new version of one of his books.

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