• Azita

In this week’s paper I wrote a preview for the impressive double bill of Azita and Meg Baird at the Hideout on Saturday evening. I hope it communicates my enthusiasm for both, especially Azita, who has made her finest piece of work in a career that’s seen her steadily improve from album to album. I’ve spent several months absorbing the new Disturbing the Air, and I’m convinced that really the only way to fully appreciate it is to do so slowly and with effort. In fact, I thought twice about posting a track from the album here, because listening to music on a computer tends to discourage the necessary focus—the sound quality is usually inferior and people are usually multitasking. Azita’s music demands your full attention.