Archive for April 20th, 2013

Paula Cole – Raven (2013)

Raven probably won’t sell like Paula Cole’s moon-shot breakthrough This Fire, but it should. Story songs like “Life Goes On” and “Eloise” certainly recall that 1996 album’s striking narrative successes, as Cole draws the listener in close

One Track Mind: Wallace Roney, “Combustible” from Understanding (2013)

The appropriately named “Combustible,” part of an upcoming Wallace Roney project called Understanding, bursts out like a spit-shined hard-bop muscle car — and the trumpeter never takes his foot off the gas.

Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968 (2012 Anniversary Edition)

Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968 (2012 Anniversary Edition)

At first, ‘Nuggets: Original Artyfacts’ seemed dated and raw, but those very traits eventually turned it into an incredibly groundbreaking piece of work.

Pat Metheny Group – We Live Here: Live in Japan (2013)

Pat Metheny is such an accomplished figure that it’s easy to overlook his cohorts in the Metheny Group — making this new live document an endlessly instructive journey.

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