U Turn

U Turn

With his fifth Motown set, U Turn, Brian McKnight attempts to reel in the hip-hop crowd that has eluded him time and again.
Back Again

Back Again

Mr. Cheeks walks the fine line between R&B and hip-hop with sophomore solo effort Back Again.
B-Sides and Confessions Volume One

B-Sides and Confessions Volume One

Singer/songwriter Jeff Black offers a Dualtone set here that at the very least lives up to the latter part of its title, with vivid spiritual/metaphysical imagery, passionate vocals, and big-picture themes.
Manolín

Manolín

Cuban singer/songwriter Manolín has long been known as "El MÉdico de la Salsa" (The Salsa Doctor).
Artistas Originales de la Salsa Cubana

Artistas Originales de la Salsa Cubana

More than a mere Cuban music compilation, this collection, as its name indicates, is a catalog of some of the most revered recordings of Cuban standards, many dating back to the 1950s.
Illuminated Audio

Illuminated Audio

The inspiration for this project is Ethiopian singer/songwriter Gigi's eponymous 2001 debut album.
Yol Bolsin

Yol Bolsin

Sevara Nazarkhan is an Uzbek singer/ songwriter who possesses a repertoire of beautiful original songs and a voice that is nothing if not spellbinding.
That's Right!

That's Right!

This disc is the 17th album for Roomful of Blues (ROB).
Peter Cincotti

Peter Cincotti

This is Peter Cincotti's debut album, though his reputation—earned primarily while performing in Manhattan nightclubs—does precede him.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2001 - Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant jazz institution the Modern Jazz Quartet, dies at the age of 80. Lewis, who also worked as a solo performer and recording artist, led the quartet from the 1950s through the 1990s.
Rosslyn

Rosslyn

A frequent foil to trumpet/flugelhorn poet Kenny Wheeler and the musical prime mover in the erstwhile Peter Erskine Trio, veteran English pianist John Taylor rarely takes the spotlight under his own name.
Spirit Rising, Volume 1: Praise &Worship

Spirit Rising, Volume 1: Praise &Worship

The debut of what promises to be a new brand in gospel anthologies does an admirable job of melding traditional and modern gospel, performed by artists with careers based in both secular and gospel music.
Whip It On

Whip It On

It gets tagged "noise pop" and "new garage," but basically what Danish duo Sharin Foo and Sune Rose Wagner, aka the Raveonettes, do on Whip It On is rehash '60s guitar pop—from California surf music to swingin' London to Stooges-era Detroit—and overlay it with a translucent sheet of new millennium emotional asphyxia.

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