Round About Roma

Round About Roma

Saxman Stefano di Battista, well-known for his work with Michel Petrucciani and Elvin Jones, has also enjoyed the frontman spot for a number of years with his own quartet. A favorite in the Parisian jazz scene, di Battista's preoccupation here is Rome, his birthplace and
Selling Live Water

Selling Live Water

"I only rap cuz I ain't smart enough to write a book." That's the improbable (and untrue) hook on "Da Baddest Poet," which introduces rapper sole's second album.
Equilibrium

Equilibrium

The latest release in Thirsty Ear's Blue Series—a line that seeks to help keep jazz modern by mixing tradition with fresh sensibilities beyond jazz—is the fourth and finest in the series from its avant-minded curator, pianist Matthew Shipp.
Perspectives

Perspectives

Despite its flaws—a pretentious cover photo, mediocre liner notes, a lack of specific recording information—this double-disc anthology devoted to pianist Mitsuko Uchida has real merits.
The Swift

The Swift

This new foursome, which hails from North Carolina, has delivered an impressive Flicker debut.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2000 - Beatrice Rutman, the mother of Bob Dylan, dies in St. Paul, Minn at the age of 84.
The Essential Janis Joplin

The Essential Janis Joplin

More than three decades after her death from a heroin overdose in a Hollywood hotel room, Janis Joplin remains the goddess of female rock vocalists.
In the Garden

In the Garden

When the Tourists went on permanent vacation, bandmates Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart merged creative energies and formed Eurythmics.
Lovebox

Lovebox

Groove Armada's fourth album, which follows last year's Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub), is, without question, the U.K.
Varekai

Varekai

Once again, Cirque du Soleil, the acrobatic circus of fantasy, create another exotic soundtrack to match its flamboyant performances.
The Road We're On

The Road We're On

Louisiana blues guitarist Sonny Landreth's last album, Levee Town, was one of the best blues sets of 2000.
Body & Soul: Absolute

Body & Soul: Absolute

For those lamenting the paucity of good songs on CDs these days, stop right here.

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