1. Hill, Roots, Marsalis Set For JVC Jazz Festival

    April 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop artists Lauryn Hill and the Roots will join jazz stars Cassandra Wilson and Wynton Marsalis as part of the lineup for New York's JVC Jazz Festival. The annual concert series, which runs June 1 Hip-hop artists Lauryn Hill and the Roots will join jazz stars Cassandra Wilson and…

  2. Update: Bowie Plays Booking Agent For Meltdown

    April 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT David Bowie has selected a star-studded lineup for the U.K.'s Meltdown festival, including Coldplay, Gorillaz, Suede, Mercury Rev, Supergrass, Pete Yorn, and Badly Drawn Boy. The event, which runs Jun David Bowie has selected a star-studded lineup for the U.K.'s Meltdown festival ,…

  3. Both Sides

    April 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After two albums with Windham Hill, the Braxton Brothers—bassist Nelson and saxophonist Wayne—are staples on the smooth jazz/new adult contemporary front. After two albums with Windham Hill, the Braxton Brothers—bassist Nelson and saxophonist Wayne—are staples on the smooth jazz/new adult…

  4. Soul Music

    April 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Founding Dru Hill member Woody Rock makes a noteworthy gospel debut with Soul Music. Founding Dru Hill member Woody Rock makes a noteworthy gospel debut with Soul Music. And even with a long list of producers and guest artists, Rock's formidable presence—as both singer and songwriter…

  5. Winter Into Spring 20th Anniversary Edition

    April 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Twenty years since its original release as the follow-up to Winston's 1980 landmark solo piano debut, Autumn, his Winter Into Spring still serves as the ideal soundtrack to the seasonal changes allude Twenty years since its original release as the follow-up to Winston's 1980…

  6. Tim McGraw Takes Jessica Andrews On Tour

    April 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Four years ago, an unknown kid named Jessica Andrews launched her first tour with Faith Hill. In June, a much better known Andrews will be touring with Hill's husband, Tim McGraw. The artist has been Four years ago, an unknown kid named Jessica Andrews launched her first tour with Faith…

  7. New Album Sees The Tragically Hip 'In Violet Light'

    April 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Canadian rock act the Tragically Hip has slated June 11 for the North American release of its ninth studio album, "In Violet Light." Produced by Hugh Padgham (David Bowie, Genesis, the Police) and rec Canadian rock act the Tragically Hip has slated June 11 for the North American…

  8. Cranberries Unearth 'Treasure Box'

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As previously tipped here, Island/UME will on May 14 release a box set containing Irish pop quartet the Cranberries' first four albums, each expanded with bonus material from the recording sessions. As previously tipped here , Island/UME will on May 14 release a box set containing Irish…

  9. ZZ Top Gambles On Casino Tour

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT ZZ Top will hit the road next month for a mini-tour of U.S. casinos. The trek will be the band's first since canceling the final leg of its XXX World Tour last May when bassist Dusty Hill was diagnose ZZ Top will hit the road next month for a mini-tour of U.S. casinos. The trek will be…

  10. Soul of Things

    April 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Going from strength to strength over the past few years, veteran Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko presents this moody, textured suite of original tunes with his young road band as a follow-up to his rec Going from strength to strength over the past few years, veteran Polish trumpeter Tomasz…

  11. Something More

    April 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ginny Owens' 1999 debut album, Without Condition, established her as one of the most impressive new talents in the Christian pop pantheon, netting her the Gospel Music Assn.'s Dove Award for best new Ginny Owens' 1999 debut album, Without Condition, established her as one of…

  12. Pacantó

    April 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT While traditional Cuban music—from Buena Vista Social Club to Los MuÑequitos de Matanzas—has been widely celebrated in the U.S. While traditional Cuban music—from Buena Vista Social Club to Los Muñequitos de Matanzas—has been widely celebrated in the U.S. market, traditional tropical music…

  13. Elliott Smith Finishes 'Basement' Tapes

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Elliott Smith has completed work on his forthcoming album, tentatively titled "From a Basement on the Hill," according to manager Scott Booker. While label and release date informati Singer/songwriter Elliott Smith has completed work on his forthcoming album,…

  14. Ashanti Album, Single Dominate Charts

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The debut effort from Ashanti storms a pair of Billboard charts this week after her self-titled debut racked up sales of a whopping 502,500 copies, according to SoundScan. Based on those numbers, the The debut effort from Ashanti storms a pair of Billboard charts this week after her self…

  15. Parton Prepares To Tour, Cover Zeppelin

    April 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After taking a 10-year break from touring, country legend Dolly Parton is going back on the road. She gets "thousands of calls a day" from people asking when she is going on tour, so she decided that After taking a 10-year break from touring, country legend Dolly Parton is going…

  16. Hot Product

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Goo Goo Dolls, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and more. Out Of The 'Gutter' Goo Goo Dolls' "Gutterflower" (Warner Bros.) follows the biggest studio album of the threesome's career, 1998's "Dizzy Up the…

  17. Tunes On TV

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for April 8-14, 2002. MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2002 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," Featured Artists: Chris Botti, Shawn Colvin (also scheduled: Greta Van Susteren). "MTV's Campus Invasion 2002," MTV Featured Artists: Nickelback, Default,…

  18. Jeremiah Freed

    April 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jeremiah Freed, a videogenic quintet from Portland, Maine, specializes in the kind of larger-than-life, slightly metallic rock that many thought had suffered an unceremonious commercial death more tha Jeremiah Freed, a videogenic quintet from Portland, Maine, specializes in the kind of larger…

  19. You Are Superior

    April 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Cara Dillon joins a growing group of young performers that is updating traditional music with modern flavors, while preserving the integrity of the age-old originals. Cara Dillon joins a growing group of young performers that is updating traditional music with modern flavors, while preserving…

  20. Robert Plant Returns With 'Head First'

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant will release his first studio album in nine years, "Head First," internationally in July via Universal, according to reports. Although a spokesperson for longtime Pl Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant will release his first studio album in nine…

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