Archive for September 30th, 2015

Taj Mahal’s rangy, guest-packed Maestro was perfectly titled

Taj Mahal’s rangy, guest-packed Maestro was perfectly titled

Every song from Taj Mahal’s ‘Maestro,’ released on Sept. 30, 2008, was a change up. He’s a Swiss Army knife of the blues.

Slayer – Repentless (2015)

Slayer – Repentless (2015)

Does ‘Repentless’ match Slayer’s classics? Not really. But it’s probably the best complete album they’ve done in decades and, for me, that’ll do.

Robbie Robertson was again sparked by America, old friends on Storyville

Robbie Robertson was again sparked by America, old friends on Storyville

Robbie Robertson found another deeply resonant setting for his unique brand of storytelling with ‘Storyville,’ released on Sept. 30, 1991.

Gary Moore’s imperfect Back on the Streets pointed to bigger things

Gary Moore’s imperfect Back on the Streets pointed to bigger things

‘Back on the Streets,’ released on Sept. 30, 1978, underscores why Phil Lynott asked Gary Moore to join Thin Lizzy.

Peter Hum – Alpha Moment (2015)

Peter Hum – Alpha Moment (2015)

Once again, noted Ottawa music critic Peter Hum walks the walk with a mainstream jazz album full of strong compositions and strong performances.