Thursday, January 24 2013
The best introduction to Charlie Christian's work is also the most comprehensive.
Wednesday, July 18 2012
After Laughter Comes Tears presents a full and satisfying picture of a figure that has only been visible in glimpses and shadows.
Thursday, April 19 2012
For adventurous listeners with sensibilities trained by the Harry Smith Anthology, this is surely as essential as any other release that will land this year.
Sunday, January 29 2012
A welcome compilation for veteran Sparrow watchers, but a better introduction will include his work from the '50s.
Sunday, November 6 2011
If you already have the material, this package might not appeal. But even a passing interest in any of these principal figures, or in the broad range of American music, make this an essential selection.