Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Robert R. Calder


Monday, February 20 2006

The Profiler: Prestige Deserved and Revived as a Welcome Name

With a deep catalog spanning a specifically fertile period in jazz and including performances from some of the greatest names in jazz history, the revival of the Prestige label is celebrated with a massive simultaneous release of artist-specific compilations and samplers. But do the releases prove the vitality of the vaults? Results may vary.


Tuesday, January 22 2008

Hot Club Sandwich: Green Room

The best gypsy swing is full of local accents, with a strong indentity, cosmopolitan and not monotonous. It is rare, and it is here.

Sunday, January 6 2008

Corey Harris: Zion Crossroads

Corey Harris sings and plays Rasta Reggae hymns while offering spiritual assurance and giving musical insight.

Wednesday, January 2 2008

Alvin Queen: I Aint Lookin At You

Very energetic quintet date led by the young veteran European-exiled sometime Horace Silver and Oscar Peterson drummer. Stirring.

Tuesday, December 18 2007

Jim Mize: Release it to the Sky

Broad mood music for a southern joint, to be danced or swooned to, over the talk and drink.

Monday, December 17 2007

James Booker: Manchester '77

An inspired gig by the late celebrated genius of New Orleans piano.

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