Home Wrecker

Home Wrecker

The retro CD cover and killer Bobbi Gentry hairdo don't fully set the tone for what Grey De Lisle is all about on this genre-hopping head-scratcher.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2001 - Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in Los Angeles after a stroke. He is 73. Land gained prominence in 1954 when he joined a quintet led by trumpeter Clifford Brown and drummer Max Roach.
Imbizo

Imbizo

South Africa native and social activist Sharon Katz formed the Peace Train band in 1993.
Now!

Now!

Bhagavan Das is a western Sadhu (mendicant or monastic) author and vocalist who is well known for introducing renowned spiritual leader Ram Dass to Indian culture and spirituality.
Heartfelt

Heartfelt

Who says contemporary jazz can't be as spontaneous and intrinsically creative as traditional jazz, while still retaining the melodic sensibilities that endear it to radio? Not Fourplay, which reinvents its smooth, R&B-based sound while breaking down the parameters of how contemporary jazz is composed and recorded.
Hydraulic Groove

Hydraulic Groove

Rick Holmstrom is well known to blues fans as the lead guitarist in the award-winning West Coast band Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers.
Agustín Barrios Mangoré: Confesión

Agustín Barrios Mangoré: Confesión

Dubbed "the Paganini of the guitar," the Paraguayan composer/guitarist Agustín Barrios MangorÉ (1885-1944) composed more than 300 pieces for his instrument, many of which haven't survived.
Pavana: The Virgin Harpsichord

Pavana: The Virgin Harpsichord

The virginal (an early kind of harpsichord) was the instrument of choice for a school of Renaissance-era English composers, from Byrd and Gibbons to Bull, Morley, and Tomkins—thus the group's nickname of "the English virginalists." They penned pieces especially for the keyboard, along with arranging popular polyphonic works for the instrument that were originally written for lute, voices, or consort of violas da gamba; so, a famous lute piece like Dowland's "Lachrymae Pavan" finds its way on this album, joining Byrd's gravely beautiful "Pavana: The Earle of Salisbury" and other works from such 17th-century keyboard publications as The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book.
Faces and Names

Faces and Names

The timing of a solo project has never been as golden as it is here.
By the Way

By the Way

Do the words "Red Hot Chili Peppers" and "beautiful" belong in the same sentence? Yes, particularly when discussing the quartet's new album, the Rick Rubin-produced By the Way.
Incredible

Incredible

The sister act of Erica and Tina picks up where it left off with 2000's critically acclaimed Thankful.
Songs for Survivors

Songs for Survivors

Graham Nash's fourth solo album and first in a decade reveals the songwriting ability and musical insight that earned Crosby, Stills, and Nash legendary status.
Charango

Charango

Charango, the fourth album borne out of the collective Morcheeba consciousness (brothers/musicians Paul and Ross Godfrey and singer supreme Skye), overflows with a confidence not always present on past sets, particularly 2000's Fragments of Freedom.

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