John Herndon/Busy Hands
“I didn’t want to make music where people expected it to always sound the same.”
Ike Reilly/Big in Minneapolis
Azita Youssefi/Easier Listening
Peter Brotzmann/Renaissance Man
Chip Covington/Planting the Seeds
Dawson Prater/Object Lessons
Jackson Wilson, Don Hedeker, James Wallace/Hybrid Vigor
Kent Kessler/Bass Solo!
Russ Forster/A Tributary of His Own
Galapagos4/Brains and Beats
1. THE ROOTS Phrenology (MCA) The mediocre crossover single “Break You Off,” featuring wan vocals from Musiq, is the Philadelphia hip-hop band’s sole concession to biz pressure–even their inclusion of murmured hooks from Nelly Furtado, Jill Scott, and Alicia Keys sounds like an aesthetic choice. Staying true to the restless spirit of invention that gave […]
Joe Bryl, Anthony Nicholson, Terry Alexander, Donnie Madia/Just Listen!
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