Rocket House

Rocket House

Chris Whitley emerged as a haunting, post-modern bluesman with 1991's Living With the Law.
10,000 Hz. Legend

10,000 Hz. Legend

Those expecting 10,000 Hz. Legend to sound something like this French duo's 3-year-old debut, Moon Safari, may be surprised.
Nice & Slow

Nice & Slow

If you're looking for smooth and easy with some R&B thrown in, well, look no further.
Essence

Essence

Lucinda Williams' debut on Lost Highway and first release since her 1998 breakthrough Car Wheels on a Gravel Road is an introspective affair that mixes religious imagery and drug references in equal doses.
Azul

Azul

Mexican balladeer Cristian's bid for superstardom continues with Azul, an album where no song is spared of his vocal pyrotechnics.
Mambo Jazz

Mambo Jazz

For this recording, Latin band leaders Bobby Matos (Los Angeles) and John Santos (Bay Area) fused their groups for a one-day super-session in Los Angeles.
Forever Blue

Forever Blue

Chuck Leavell's gracefully rolling blues piano style has been heard on dozens of records by top-shelf pop stars, including Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers Band, Chuck Berry, Aretha Franklin, and, since 1982, the Rolling Stones.
Straight From the Heart

Straight From the Heart

Former child star DeLeon Richards, affectionately known as "Little DeLeon," more than delivers on her eighth album—so much so that it's way past time to retire that moniker.
Live at Ronnie Scott's

Live at Ronnie Scott's

With his James Dean good looks and the right-place/right-time good luck to be on the scene for the '50s genesis of West Coast cool jazz, trumpeter/vocalist Chet Baker looked set to be a career star.
A Modern Jazz Symposium of Music and Poetry

A Modern Jazz Symposium of Music and Poetry

This 1958 Bethlehem recording—along with the revived label's Mingus offering from last year, East Coasting—showcases steps toward the brilliant, tempestuous bassist/composer/bandleader's late-'50s/early-'60s masterpieces, such as Blues and Roots (Atlantic) and Mingus-Ah-Um (Columbia).
A Buena Vista: Barrio de la Habana

A Buena Vista: Barrio de la Habana

Cuban singer Luis Frank, best-known for his roles in Afro-Cuban All-Stars and Tradicional Habana, gathers a venerable cast of musicians and vocalists to pay tribute to Juan de Marcos Gonzalez, the driving force behind the Afro-Cuban All-Stars and the Buena Vista Social Club.

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