Jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis and vocalist Nancy Wilson have renewed their occasional collaboration that began with the 1984 album "The Two of Us." Lewis and Wilson gravitated toward the melodicism of pop and imbued that style of music with a jazz sensibility long ago, and that's essentially what's happening here.
Part of the second wave in EMI's "Classic Archive" DVD series—which restores long-unseen performances by great classical musicians—this program showcases the intense art of Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich.
An ultimate dream for any Dead Kennedys fan: The original recordings of their landmark 1981 EP, "In God We Trust" (with such memorable and incendiary anthems as "Religious Vomit"), which have never seen the light of day, have been repaired and are spotlighted on this DVD.
Where do you go next if you get a contract with a major label while you're still in high school and your first pair of albums go platinum and gold, respectively? Well, if you're Southern California trio Eve 6, you grow.
The Soul of John Black is the collaboration of John Bigham and Christopher Thomas, multi-instrumentalists who have worked with an impressive array of acts, including Miles Davis, Betty Carter, Eminem, Henry Butler, Everlast, Fishbone, Joshua Redman and the Brian Blade Fellowship.