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Bruce Springsteen: The Promise: The Lost Sessions (2010)

by Mark Saleski To call this group of songs “The Lost Sessions” is to put a slightly misleading spin on things. We all know the story, the one of the huge volume of music that Bruce wrote post-Born To Run with some songs ending up on Darkness On The Edge Of Town, some on The River, and most of theRead More

Bill Kreutzmann, Papa Mali + George Porter Jr. – 7 Walkers (2010)

Grateful Dead co-founder Bill Kreutzmann, great groovy Meters bassman George Porter Jr. and hoodoo guitarist Papa Mali have joined together.

Cassandra Wilson – Silver Pony (2010)

Cassandra Wilson, who consistently defies convention as this restless chanteuse, doesn’t disappoint with Silver Pony — issued today on Blue Note as the long-awaited part-in studio, part-live followup to her celebrated Loverly. She has the vocal phrasing, the dusky intellect, of Charlie Parker and the elastic intuition of Betty Carter. Yet, Wilson is no throwback. She writes her own music,Read More

A Posi-Tone twofer: Tarbaby and Ehud Asherie (2010)

A Posi-Tone twofer: Tarbaby and Ehud Asherie (2010)

by S. Victor Aaron What a stellar year it’s been for Posi-Tone Records. They’ve generated record after record of honest-to-goodness mainstream jazz done with taste, style, with exceptional sidemen and flawless production. After reviewing zero releases prior to 2010, we’ve now given our impressions on a dozen releases, eleven of them 2010 releases. However, Posi-Tone isn’t done yet, and recentlyRead More

Todd Clouser – Todd Clouser’s A Love Electric (2010)

Fusion guitarist and Berklee grad Todd Clouser splits his residency between the frigid climes of Minneapolis, MN and the balmy, seaside vistas of Los Cabos, Mexico at the tip of the Baja California peninsula. Like scenery, Clouser enjoys contrasts in his music, too. After fronting a number of rock bands, tackles jazz on his third release, Todd Clouser’s A LoveRead More

Pete Levin – Jump! (2010)

Pete Levin – Jump! (2010)

A couple of years back keyboardist and composer Pete Levin put forth Certified Organic, the second in a string of Hammond B-3 jazz records he’s recently taken an interest in making. It was a thoroughly enjoyable set, one that sizzled and simmered in all the right places, and we had a great time expounding on its virtues. The album featuredRead More

Ryuichi Sakamoto – Playing The Piano/Out Of Noise (2010)

Ryuichi Sakamoto – Playing The Piano/Out Of Noise (2010)

by Mark Saleski The complete list of collaborators attached to pianist/composer/modern day Renaissance man Ryuichi Sakamoto could easily fill the space reserved for a full-length review. The short list includes Brian Wilson, Thomas Dolby, Iggy Pop, David Sylvain, Robbie Robertson, and Daniel Bernard Roumain. His film score resume, while somewhat more brief, is still equally impressive, including: The Little Buddha,Read More

Ronnie Earl – Spread The Love (2010)

Ronnie Earl – Spread The Love (2010)

Photo by Tommy Hazeltine by Mark Saleski It was many years ago, in the early 1990’s, that I had my first encounter with Ronnie Earl. He was playing at Raoul’s Roadside Attraction in Portland, Maine. I had never heard of him before but a friend of mine was sure that a good time would follow. The start of the showRead More

Domina Catrina Lee – Songs From The Breastbone Drum (2010)

Domina Catrina Lee – Songs From The Breastbone Drum (2010)

by Pico Ever since the music business as we know it first came into existence, there have always been musicians for whose need for artistic purity and/or just out of financial necessity has made them into “do it yourself” musicians, producing homemade music for a limited audience. More accurately, a portion of that audience who actually were able to findRead More

One Track Mind: Leslie Pintchik "Blowin' In The Wind" (2010)

One Track Mind: Leslie Pintchik "Blowin' In The Wind" (2010)

photo: Jimmy Katz by Pico Bob Dylan is a towering figure in folk, and as we were reminded a few days ago, his legacy extends deep into rock music, too, via the all the strong and memorable covers done by rock bands, especially The Byrds. What’s more interesting is that Dylan’s reach also extends to music forms that have littleRead More

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