Music Reviews

John Lewis • The Wonderful World of Jazz

by John Crossett | May 5, 2017

The Crickets • The "Chirping" Crickets | Buddy Holly • Buddy Holly

by Dennis Davis | April 28, 2017

Vanessa Fernandez • When the Levee Breaks

by Marc Mickelson | April 14, 2017

Saint-Saëns • Symphony No. 3 in C minor, op. 78 "Organ"

by Tim Aucremann | March 19, 2017

Erasure • Wonderland

by Roy Gregory | March 9, 2017

Stravinsky • Les Noces, Renard, Ragtime for Eleven Instruments

by Mark Blackmore | February 15, 2017

Dennis Coffey • Hot Coffey in the D: Burnin' at Morey Baker's Showplace Lounge

by Guy Lemcoe | February 11, 2017

Vladimir Horowitz • Horowitz at Carnegie Hall

by Tim Aucremann | January 23, 2017

Bach • Cello Suites

by Roy Gregory | December 5, 2016

Santana • Abraxas

by Marc Mickelson | November 24, 2016

Miles Davis • Ascenseur Pour L'Échafaud

by Guy Lemcoe | November 11, 2016

Bizet • Carmen & L’Arlésienne Suites 1 & 2

by Dennis Davis | October 26, 2016

Noah Preminger • Some Other Time

by Guy Lemcoe | September 30, 2016

Edgar Winter • Edgar Winter's White Trash

by John Crossett | September 14, 2016

Jasha Heifetz and Gregor Piatigorsky • Concerts

by Dennis Davis | August 29, 2016

Joe Jackson • Look Sharp! | Joe Jackson • I'm The Man | Joe Jackson • Night and Day

by Roy Gregory | August 19, 2016

Patricia Barber • Café Blue Un-Mastered

by John Crossett | August 16, 2016

Jack DeJohnette • Return

by Dennis Davis | August 3, 2016

Ben Webster • The Warm Moods

by John Crossett | July 27, 2016

Vivaldi • Concertos

by Tim Aucremann | July 20, 2016

Amber Rubarth • Scribbled Folk Symphonies

by Vance Hiner | June 16, 2016

Frank Kimbrough • Meantime

by Guy Lemcoe | May 26, 2016

Big Brother & The Holding Company • Cheap Thrills | Janis Joplin • Pearl

by Dennis Davis | May 19, 2016

Tony Bennett/Dave Brubeck • The White House Sessions, Live 1962

by Guy Lemcoe | May 2, 2016

Kenny Burrell • God Bless the Child

by John Crossett | April 14, 2016

Sviatoslav Richter • The Complete Album Collection | Sibelius • Complete Symphonies

by Roy Gregory | April 7, 2016

Jason Collett • Song and Dance Man

by Vance Hiner | March 30, 2016

Bill Evans • The Bill Evans Album | Wayne Shorter • Native Dancer

by Dennis Davis | March 26, 2016

Freddie Hubbard • Hub-Tones

by Guy Lemcoe | March 23, 2016

Mozart • Serenade in B-Flat Major, "Gran Partita"

by John Crossett | March 9, 2016

Stan Getz • Moments in Time | Stan Getz and Joăo Gilberto • Getz/Gilberto '76

by Guy Lemcoe | February 19, 2016

Haydn • Symphony No.101 "The Clock"

by Tim Aucremann | February 15, 2016

Everclear • Sparkle and Fade | Everclear • So Much For the Afterglow

by Marc Mickelson | February 10, 2016

Horace Parlan Quintet • Speakin' My Piece | Bud Powell • The Scene Changes

by Guy Lemcoe | February 2, 2016

Bob Dylan • Bob Dylan | Bob Dylan • Greatest Hits

by Marc Mickelson | January 4, 2016

Sam Outlaw • Angeleno

by Vance Hiner | December 30, 2015

Ensemble Galilei • From Whence We Came | Mozart • Piano Concertos: No.20 in D Minor & No.23 in A Major

by John Crossett | December 24, 2015

Terry Adams • Talk Thelonious

by Guy Lemcoe | December 11, 2015

The New Appalachians • From the Mountaintop

by Vance Hiner | November 29, 2015

Andrew Hill • Point of Departure | Stanley Turrentine with The Three Sounds • Blue Hour

by Guy Lemcoe | November 5, 2015

Stealers Wheel • Stealers Wheel

by Roy Gregory | October 24, 2015

Beethoven • String Quartet, Op.132

by Tim Aucremann | September 18, 2015

Grant Green • Green Street | Grant Green • Matador

by Guy Lemcoe | September 6, 2015

Bartók • Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1, Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 1 | Bartók • Concertos for Piano and Orchestra Nos. 2 and 3

by Tim Aucremann | August 18, 2015

András Schiff • Franz Schubert

by Richard Freed | August 14, 2015

James Taylor • Before This World

by Rad Bennett | August 4, 2015

Leon Bridges • Coming Home

by Vance Hiner | July 20, 2015

Brahms • Symphonies 1-4

by Roy Gregory | June 22, 2015

Grateful Dead • Workingman's Dead | Grateful Dead • American Beauty

by Marc Mickelson | June 16, 2015

Dexter Gordon • Our Man in Paris | Herbie Hancock • Empyrean Isles

by Guy Lemcoe | June 11, 2015

Finzi • Chamber Music

by Rad Bennett | June 11, 2015

Antonio Lysy • Te Amo, Argentina

by Guy Lemcoe | May 13, 2015

Jean-Michel Renaud & Melissa Brouillette • June in the Fields

by John Crossett | May 1, 2015

Benny Goodman Orchestra • Big Bands Live

by Guy Lemcoe | April 23, 2015

Miles Davis • The Prestige 10" LP Collection, Vol. 2

by Marc Mickelson | April 17, 2015

Tom Petty • Full Moon Fever | Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers • Into the Great Wide Open

by Vance Hiner | April 17, 2015

Schumann • Kreisleriana

by Tim Aucremann | April 15, 2015

The Allman Brothers Band • Eat A Peach

by John Crossett | April 7, 2015

Vanessa Fernandez • Use Me

by Marc Mickelson | March 26, 2015

Beethoven • Complete Piano Concertos | Chopin • Complete Works for Piano & Orchestra

by Richard Freed | March 22, 2015

Donald Byrd • Byrd in Paris | Donald Byrd • Parisian Thoroughfare

by Guy Lemcoe | March 20, 2015

Bizet • Carmen

by Roy Gregory | February 22, 2015

Blue Öyster Cult • Secret Treaties

by Guy Lemcoe | February 22, 2015

Eric Dolphy • Out to Lunch | Herbie Hancock • Maiden Voyage

by Marc Mickelson | February 9, 2015

John Aram • Saturday Night & Sunday Morning

by Roy Gregory | February 3, 2015

Joe Henry • Invisible Hour

by Vance Hiner | January 22, 2015

Oscar Peterson • Exclusively For My Friends

by Marc Mickelson | December 16, 2014

Count Basie • Live at the Sands (Before Frank)

by Guy Lemcoe | December 12, 2014

Creedence Clearwater Revival • Absolute Originals

by Marc Mickelson | December 2, 2014

Charlie Byrd • Brazilian Byrd

by Guy Lemcoe | November 12, 2014

Thelonious Monk • Straight, No Chaser

by John Crossett | November 7, 2014

Various Artists • The Spirit of Turtle

by Marc Mickelson | October 29, 2014

Schubert • "Trout" Quintet

by Tim Aucremann | October 24, 2014

sine_qua_non_serge_gainsbourg_lp_thumb.jpg (3119 bytes) Sine Qua Non: Serge Gainsbourg Reimagined

by Roy Gregory | September 26, 2014

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons • The Classic Albums Box

by Dennis Davis | September 11, 2014

Nordgren • Concerto for Clarinet, Symphony No.1

by Richard Freed | September 4, 2014

Charles Mingus • Let My Children Hear Music

by Guy Lemcoe | August 30, 2014

Patricia Barber • A Distortion of Love

by John Crossett | August 20, 2014

Freddie Hubbard • First Light

by Dennis Davis | August 7, 2014

Dexter Gordon • Daddy Plays the Horn | Zoot Sims • Down Home Home | Charlie Rouse & Paul Quinichette • The Chase is On

by John Crossett | July 17, 2014

Thelonious Monk • Underground

by Guy Lemcoe | July 2, 2014

Katzenberger 01, 02 & 03

by John Crossett | June 23, 2014

Prokofiev • Romeo and Juliet

by Roy Gregory | June 17, 2014

Warren Zevon • Excitable Boy

by John Crossett | June 14, 2014

Mendelssohn • Symphony No. 2 in B-flat, Lobgesang, Op.52

by Richard Freed | June 10, 2014

Chet Baker • Early Chet

by Guy Lemcoe | May 19, 2014

Luther Dickinson • Rock 'n' Roll Blues

by Vance Hiner | May 7, 2014

Gershwin • Rhapsody in Blue & An American in Paris

by Roy Gregory | May 1, 2014

Nina Simone • Little Girl Blue

by John Crossett | April 29, 2014

INXS • Listen Like Thieves & X

by Eric Hetherington | April 22, 2014

Robert Ellis • The Lights from the Chemical Plant

by Vance Hiner | April 18, 2014

Beethoven • Sonatas Nos. 8 and 10

by Tim Aucremann | April 10, 2014

Nancy Wilson • This Mother's Daughter

by Guy Lemcoe | April 1, 2014

John Coltrane • Blue Train | Cannonball Adderley • Somethin' Else

by John Crossett | March 22, 2014

Beck • Morning Phase

by Vance Hiner | March 5, 2014

John Coltrane and Milt Jackson • Bags & Trane | John Coltrane • Olé Coltrane

by Marc Mickelson | February 22, 2014

Tina Brooks • Back to the Tracks | Dexter Gordon • A Swingin' Affair

by John Crossett | February 17, 2014

The Decca Sound - The Analogue Years

by Roy Gregory | February 1, 2014

Miles Davis Quintet • 'Round About Midnight | Miles Davis Sextet • Milestones

by Guy Lemcoe | December 19, 2013

Jheena Lodwick • Best Collection

by John Crossett | December 15, 2013

The Jazz Messengers • Hard Bop

by Guy Lemcoe | December 4, 2013

John Coltrane • My Favorite Things

by John Crossett | Novermber 22, 2013

Jaco Pastorius

by Guy Lemcoe | November 14, 2013

Johnny Griffin • The Man I Love | Ben Webster • Stormy Weather

by Dennis Davis | October 31, 2013

Weezer • Weezer & Pinkerton

by Eric Hetherington | October 29, 2013

Duke Ellington Orchestra • Big Bands Live | Albert Mangelsdorff • Legends Live

by Guy Lemcoe | October 22, 2013

The Civil Wars

by John Crossett | October 6, 2013

The Chuck Mangione Quartet

by Guy Lemcoe | September 19, 2013

Stravinsky • Le Sacre du Printemps | Stravinsky • Petrouchka, Le Sacre du Printemps

by Leonard Bloom | September 14, 2013

Blood, Sweat & Tears • Child Is Father To The Man

by John Crossett | August 23, 2013

Weather Report • Tale Spinnin'

by Guy Lemcoe | August 11, 2013

Dizzy Gillespie Quintet • Legends Live | Oscar Pettiford • Lost Tapes

by Marc Mickelson | August 3, 2013

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds • Push The Sky Away

by Roy Gregory | July 18, 2013

Miles Davis • Someday My Prince Will Come

by Guy Lemcoe | July 9, 2013

Roy Gaines • I Got the T-Bone Walker Blues | Doug MacLeod • There's A Time | Otis Rush • Right Place, Wrong Time | Johnny Shines • Standing at the Crossroads

by Dennis Davis | June 29, 2013

Heather Masse and Dick Hyman • Lock My Heart

by John Crossett | June 22, 2013

Dianne Reeves • I Remember

by Guy Lemcoe | June 11, 2013

Vangelis • Blade Runner

by Guy Lemcoe | May 20, 2013

Bob Dylan • Bringing It All Back Home & Blood on the Tracks

by Marc Mickelson | April 29, 2013

Dallas Wind Symphony with the Jim Cullum Jazz Band • Playing With Fire

by John Crossett | April 17, 2013

Chet Baker Quartet • Volume 1 | The Ronnell Bright Trio

by Marc Mickelson | March 21, 2013

Mozart • The Violin Concertos - Highlights

by John Crossett | February 21, 2013

Various Artists • All Night Long | John Coltrane • Coltrane

by Marc Mickelson | February 12, 2013

Tears for Fears • Songs from the Big Chair & The Seeds of Love

by Eric Hetherington | February 5, 2013

Messiaen • Turangalîla-Symphonie

by Richard Freed | January 24, 2013

The Sound of Jazz

by Marc Mickelson | December 18, 2012

Dvorák • Symphony No.8 (No.4) in G major, Scherzo Capriccioso | Strauss • Elektra

by Roy Gregory | December 13, 2012

Beethoven • Piano Concerto No.4 in G major

by Tim Aucremann | December 5, 2012

Dallas Wind Symphony • Horns for the Holidays

by John Crossett | December 3, 2012

Mozart • Clarinet Quintet, Horn Quintet, String Quartet

by John Crossett | November 15, 2012

Schumann • Violin Concerto in D minor; Violin Concerto in A minor; Fantasy in C major for violin and orchestra

by Richard Freed | November 7, 2012

Ben Webster • Ben Webster and Associates

by Marc Mickelson | November 2, 2012

B.B. Driftwood • Southward Bound

by John Crossett | November 1, 2012

Duke Ellington • The Feeling of Jazz | Dexter Gordon • Both Sides of Midnight

by Dennis Davis | October 20, 2012

Yazoo • Upstairs at Eric's

by Eric Hetherington | September 26, 2012

Albert Lee • Tearing It Up

by John Crossett | September 18, 2012

Herbie Hancock • Inventions & Dimensions | Pete La Roca • Basra

by Marc Mickelson | September 10, 2012

Bach • Partitas

by Roy Gregory | September 8, 2012

The Grateful Dead • Reckoning

by Paul Bolin | August 30, 2012

Ravel • Sheherazade & Berlioz • Nuits D'Ete

by Roy Gregory | August 21, 2012

Dave Brubeck Quartet • Time Out

by Marc Mickelson | August 16, 2012

The Grateful Dead • Live/Dead

by Paul Bolin | August 8, 2012

Johnny Cash • The Fabulous Johnny Cash

by Marc Mickelson | July 10, 2012

Ian Dury and the Blockheads • New Boots and Panties

by Roy Gregory | July 2, 2012

Henry Mancini • Breakfast at Tiffany's & The Pink Panther

by Paul Bolin | June 15, 2012

Bob Dylan and The Band • The Basement Tapes

by Marc Mickelson | June 11, 2012

Jason Vitelli • Confluence

by John Crossett | May 13, 2012

Chicago / The Blues / Today!

by John Crossett | May 4, 2012

Dave Brubeck Quartet • Time Further Out

by Marc Mickelson | April 26, 2012

Beethoven • Sonatas for Piano & Cello

by Roy Gregory | April 20, 2012

Stevie Wonder • Music of My Mind & Talking Book

by Eric Hetherington | April 7, 2012

Cassandra Wilson • Blue Light 'Til Dawn

by Marc Mickelson | April 3, 2012

The Decca Sound | Mercury Living Presence • The Collector's Edition

by Roy Gregory | March 31, 2012

Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin • Love Devotion Surrender

by Dennis Davis | March 15, 2012

Mahler • Symphony No. 5

by Roy Gregory | March 2, 2012

Gerry Mulligan Quartet • What Is There To Say?

by Marc Mickelson | February 24, 2012

Brian • Symphony No.1 in D minor, "The Gothic"

by Richard Freed | February 22 2012

REM • Lifes Rich Pageant

by Marc Mickelson | February 6, 2012

Sarah Pierce • Bring It On

by John Crossett | January 27, 2012

Rod Stewart • Gasoline Alley & Every Picture Tells a Story

by Paul Bolin | December 23, 2011

Donald Byrd • The Cat Walk | Johnny Coles • Little Johnny C. | Lee Morgan • Tom Cat

by Marc Mickelson | December 17, 2011

Mozart • Requiem

by John Crossett | December 3, 2011

Korngold • Symphony in F-sharp; Tänzchen im alten Stil

by Richard Freed | November 22, 2011

Joe Henderson • Our Thing | Blue Mitchell • The Thing To Do | Horace Silver • The Stylings of Silver

by Marc Mickelson | November 14, 2011

Grieg • Complete Symphonic Works, Vol. 1

by Richard Freed | November 11, 2011

Pink Floyd • Wish You Were Here

by Roy Gregory | November 1, 2011

Albeniz • Suite Espanola | Mendelssohn • A Midsummer Night's Dream, Incidental Music

by John Crossett | October 24, 2011

Canned Head • Boogie with Canned Heat | Quicksilver Messenger Service

by John Crossett | September 10, 2011

Art Blakey • The Jazz Messengers

by Marc Mickelson | September 5, 2011

Elvis Costello • Get Happy!!

by Marc Mickelson | August 26, 2011

Muddy Waters • Folk Singer | Ben Webster • Gentle Ben

by Marc Mickelson | August 2, 2011

Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald • Ella and Louis Again | Ella Fitzgerald • Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!

by Marc Mickelson | July 11, 2011

The B-52s • The B-52s & Wild Planet

by Marc Mickelson | June 27, 2011

Dan & the Electros • It's Never Too Late and Sticks & Stones

by John Crossett | June 11, 2011

Willie Nelson • Red Headed Stranger

by Dennis Davis | May 23, 2011

Dead Can Dance • Into the Labyrinth & Spiritchaser

by John Crossett | May 16, 2011

Art Pepper • The Complete Art Pepper at Ronnie Scott's Club

by Marc Mickelson | May 5, 2011

Bill Evans • At Town Hall Vol. 1 & At the Montreux Jazz Festival

by Marc Mickelson | April 15, 2011

Puccini • La Bohčme & Tosca

by Leonard Bloom | April 3, 2011

Andrew Hill • Point of Departure | Horace Silver • Song For My Father

by John Crossett | March 21, 2011

Espańa | Falla • The Three Cornered Hat

by Marc Mickelson | March 10, 2011

Conjure

by Jason Kennedy | March 8, 2011

Eric Bibb • Friends

by John Crossett | February 16, 2011

Jackie McLean • Destination...Out! | Sam Rivers • Fuchsia Swing Song

by Marc Mickelson | February 11, 2011

Dexter Gordon • Doin' Allright | Freddie Hubbard • Open Sesame | Jackie McLean • Bluesnik

by John Crossett | January 25, 2011

Tchaikovsky • Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 & 6

by Richard S. Foster | January 2, 2011

Diana Ross • An Evening with Diana Ross

by Eric Hetherington | December 24, 2010

Miles Davis • Someday My Prince Will Come & Seven Steps to Heaven

by Marc Mickelson | December 18, 2010

Count Basie and His Orchestra • Kansas City Suite: The Music of Benny Carter | Duke Ellington • Such Sweet Thunder

by John Crossett | December 8, 2010

Verdi • Messa Da Requiem

by Richard Foster | November 29, 2010

Chet Baker • Chet Baker & Crew | Lee Konitz and Gerry Mulligan • Konitz Meets Mulligan

by Marc Mickelson | November 16, 2010

Gershwin • Porgy & Bess

by Leonard Bloom | November 12, 2010

Mozart • Concertos for Piano and Orchestra Nos. 19 and 27 | Mozart • Oboe Quartet, Adagio and Rondo, String Quintet

by John Crossett | November 5, 2010

Elvis Costello • This Year's Model & Armed Forces

by Marc Mickelson | October 21, 2010

Britten • Britten's Orchestra

by John Crossett | October 14, 2010

Bobbie Gentry • Ode to Billie Joe

by Marc Mickelson | September 19, 2010

John Mellencamp • No Better Than This

by Eric Hetherington | September 8, 2010

Nat "King" Cole and his Trio • After Midnight | Nat "King" Cole • Just One of Those Things

by Marc Mickelson | September 5, 2010

Berlioz • Symphonie Fantastique; Le Roi Lear

by Richard Foster | August 29, 2010

Liszt • Concertos Nos.1 & 2

by John Crossett | August 5, 2010

John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman | Johnny Hartman • I Just Dropped by to Say Hello

by Marc Mickelson | July 30, 2010

Bruckner • Symphony No.7 & Symphony No.9

by Leonard Bloom | July 20, 2010

Grant Green • Talkin' About | Larry Young • Unity

by Marc Mickelson | July 3, 2010

Elvis Costello • My Aim is True

by Marc Mickelson | June 24, 2010

Jazz at the Philharmonic in Europe

by Marc Mickelson | May 9, 2010

Mahler • Symphony No.7

by Leonard Bloom | April 26, 2010

Johnny A. • One November Night

by Marc Mickelson | April 12, 2010

Curtis Fuller • The Opener | Sonny Rollins • Vol. 1

by Marc Mickelson | March 6, 2010

Frank Sinatra • Sinatra and Sextet: Live in Paris

by Eric Hetherington | February 26, 2010

Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges Plus Others • Side by Side

by Marc Mickelson | February 20, 2010

Beck • Sea Change

by Marc Mickelson | January 31, 2010

Beethoven • Symphony No.6 "Pastoral"; Symphony No. 2

by Leonard Bloom | January 22, 2010

Tina Brooks • True Blue | Sonny Clark • Cool Struttin' | Hank Mobley • Soul Station | Horace Parlan • Speakin' My Piece

by Marc Mickelson | December 27, 2009

Nirvana • Nevermind, In Utero & Unplugged in New York

by Marc Mickelson | December 17, 2009

John Jenkins with Kenny Burrell | Wayne Shorter • Juju

by Marc Mickelson | November 13, 2009

Stan Getz & Chet Baker • Stan Meets Chet | John Coltrane Quartet • Crescent

by Marc Mickelson | October 31, 2009

Miles Davis Quintet • Round About Midnight & Miles Smiles

by Marc Mickelson | October 9, 2009

Neil Young • Live at Massey Hall

by Marc Mickelson | October 1, 2009

 

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