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Jackson Browne: Standing in the Breach

by Lee Zimmerman on October 22, 2014
It’s hardly surprising that Jackson Browne must always strive to meet the same high standard established early on. He hasn’t always succeeded, but Standing in the Breach—Browne’s 14th...
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Israel Nash: Rain Plans

by Jeff Tamarkin on October 21, 2014
Israel Nash (Gripka) put together Rain Plans, his third album, after moving from New York City to Dripping Springs, Texas, outside of Austin. Just how that drastic life reset affected the...
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The Budos Band: Burnt Offering

by Ron Hart on October 20, 2014
Since making their Daptone debut nearly a decade ago, The Budos Band have mastered the art of staying the course in the evolution of their brassy, Afrobeat-inspired instrumental funk. Even when...
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Primus: Primus & The Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble

by Bill Murphy on October 17, 2014
A journey into the labyrinthine ringmaster’s mind of Les Claypool (or to be more precise, the artist known as Les Claypool) is like a rickety rollercoaster ride with your long-lost, oddball...
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Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn: Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

by Justin Jacobs on October 16, 2014
Coming from the royal couple of banjo players, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn is a loose, lovely collection of new songs, old-time folk, gospel and blues. It’s the kind of off-the-cuff album...
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Blake Mills: Heigh Ho

by Bill Murphy on October 15, 2014
If you haven’t yet heard of Blake Mills, then brace yourself. Tracked at Hollywood’s fabled Ocean Way Studios with a gang of ace musicians—including Fiona Apple, Don Was and all-around...
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Lucinda Williams: Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone

by Rob O’Connor on October 14, 2014
At 61 years old, Lucinda Williams has done pretty much everything, but a double album was still on her bucket list. The CD age allowed old-school double albums to fit snugly on 70-minute single...
SHOW REVIEW

Monterey Jazz Festival

by Stuart Thornton on October 10, 2014
Monterey Jazz Festival Monterey County Fairgrounds Monterey, Calif. September 19-21 The Monterey Jazz Festival is the longest running jazz festival in the world, and one...
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Marshall Allen Presents Sun Ra and His Arkestra: In the Orbit of Ra

by Jesse Jarnow on October 10, 2014
Greatest hits collections are notoriously bad places to start learning about an artist’s history, but In the Orbit of Ra, an anthology of the late outsider jazz legend Sun Ra overseen by his...
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Bill Frisell: Guitar in the Space Age

by Jeff Tamarkin on October 09, 2014
For Bill Frisell, there really isn’t any way to guess what’s next. Ostensibly a jazz guitarist—and he’s played for decades with the best in the genre—he’s just as likely to...

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