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Friday, April 18 2014

The Souljazz Orchestra: Inner Fire

Eclectic, showing an appealing musical restlessness, Inner Fire is both enjoyable and exceptional.


Tuesday, April 15 2014

Sam Cooke’s “Tennessee Waltz”: A Cultural Geography

With his rendition of "Tennessee Waltz" for his 1964 Copacabana shows, Sam Cooke proceeded to do the impossible: he made the waltz swing.


Friday, February 14 2014

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings: 6 February 2014 - Beacon Theatre, New York

Having beaten cancer, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings returned to the stage in NYC for a performance that was as invigorating as it was electrifying.


Friday, January 31 2014

How Can a Listener Ignore the Influence of the Market on the Beautiful Art of Jazz?

Some will tar a record with being “commercial” due to preset notions of what one might think an artist should be doing, rather than listening for what he actually is doing.


Monday, January 13 2014

Dizzy Gillespie: Dizzy’s Big 4

One of Dizzy’s wonderful mid-career dates for Pablo gets a reissue.


Monday, October 28 2013

John Newman: Tribute

The best new soul singer in a good long while has emerged from the Yorkshire Dales. Get ready. It's John Newman's world, we just live in it.


Tuesday, October 22 2013

To the Queen, With Love: Donna Summer Revisited, Day 2

Today brings part two of our Donna Summer special. In the clubs and on the airwaves, Summer remains a vital force. PopMatters celebrates the hits that spawned a revolution in dance music.


Wednesday, October 2 2013

Travels in Sound: The Globetrotting Music of Don Cherry

The jazz world found its most intrepid explorer in Don Cherry, an adventurous sonic provocateur whose worldly exploits re-drew lines all over the musical map.


Thursday, September 26 2013

Sandra Phillips - ‘Too Many People in One Bed’ (album stream) (PopMatters Premiere)

Sandra Phillips is now best known as a Broadway performer and film/TV actor, but once upon a time, she was a budding soul star.


Monday, September 16 2013

Kenny Garrett: Pushing the World Away

The gutsy, exuberant alto player emerges again with a heady mix of world sounds.


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Shining: One One One (Reviews) [22.May.13]
Joshua Redman: Walking Shadows (Reviews) [16.May.13]
Little Women: Lung (Reviews) [16.Apr.13]
DJ Sun: One Hundred (Reviews) [15.Apr.13]
Keith Jarrett: Hymns/Spheres (Reviews) [10.Apr.13]
Charles Bradley: Victim of Love (Reviews) [3.Apr.13]
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