- Music Reviews
- September 11, 2020
Ice Age (Riding Easy Records). Review by Carl F. Gauze.
Rich Man (Concord Records). Review by Michelle Wilson.
The Complete Riverside Recordings (Riverside Records). Review by James Mann.
Jazz at Massey Hall (Original Jazz Classics/Debut). Review by James Mann.
Race Riot Suite (Kinnara Records). Review by James Mann.
Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart has died of complications from MS at 69 — now that’s some Low Yo Yo stuff. James Mann recalls a genius.
The distance between Eunice Waymon and Nina Simone is explained and explored for Jessica Whittington in this somewhat dry biography.
Genius + Soul = Jazz (Concord Records). Review by James Mann.
It wasn’t all Bach and hypochondria in the life of mercurial pianist Glenn Gould. Shelton Hull finds this new biography awash in details of the great musician’s love life and other psychological insights.
Shelton Hull finds there is much to learn in this collection of conversations with the enigmatic and innovative trumpeter, not nearly as reticient with interviewers as legend has it.
Shelton Hull eagerly devours reissues of lesser-known work by the jazz titans Coltrane, Ellington, and Mingus. What’s left to do then but riff, baby, riff!
Monk Round The World (Hyena/Thelonious). Review by Ben Varkentine.
Eight Plus (Dreyfus Jazz). Review by Eric J. Iannelli.
About a Boy Original Soundtrack (XL / ARTISTdirect). Review by Matt Cibula.
Contrabass (Solponticello Records). Review by Bill Campbell
Spin & Drift (Premonition). Review by Marcel Feldmar.
Looking for Aztlan (Acoustic Levitation) and In Concert From There to Here (Mutable). Review by Nirav Soni.