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Natalie Merchant – Natalie Merchant (2014)

Natalie Merchant offers an album full of distilled thoughts, easily the most intense collection of her solo career.

Non-Jazz Favorites for 2010

Non-Jazz Favorites for 2010

by Mark Saleski Sometimes, a writer can feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of releases that come along during the year. Look at those piles of CDs! It’s a fraction of what shows up on my desk over a 12-month timespan. As I said in my list of Jazz Favorites for 2010, my ears considered the year to be aRead More

Natalie Merchant – Leave Your Sleep (2010)

by Mark Saleski On paper it looks like a mess. A mess that has been done before. For lyrical source material, take a bunch of words written by a cast of poets both famous and not. Set the poetry to music. Then, record the songs with a huge assortment of musicians, again both famous and not. We’re talking over oneRead More

Movies: Come Together: A Night for John Lennon’s Words and Music (2008)

Movies: Come Together: A Night for John Lennon’s Words and Music (2008)

by Nick DeRiso “Come Together,” a concert first envisioned as a benefit to raise anti-violence awareness through the work of John Lennon, was scheduled to be held on Oct. 2, 2001, at New York City’s famed Radio City Music Hall. Then came Sept. 11. This rangy event, featuring recorded snippets of Lennon interviews and new interpretations of his songs (bothRead More

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