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Xavier Rudd: Live in the Netherlands

by Matt Inman on July 26, 2017
Live in the Netherlands captures the final performance of Xavier Rudd’s early 2016 European tour and showcases the Australian singer-songwriter riding the wave of international popularity from...
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Charles Lloyd New Quartet: Passin’ Thru

by Richard Gehr on July 25, 2017
On Passin’ Thru, Charles Lloyd and his New Quartet revisit material the saxophonist-flutist debuted a half-century ago with a spunky little group that introduced pianist Keith Jarrett and...
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Melvin Sparks: Live at Nectar’s

by Maria Jean Sullivan on July 24, 2017
Though initially a rhythm-and-blues man who played with Jackie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield and Marvin Gaye as well as Lee “Scratch” Perry, Melvin Sparks made his mark as a groove pioneer. So...
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Bill Evans Trio: On a Monday Evening

by Philip Booth on July 21, 2017
Relaxed, if quite often intense and exploratory, the previously unreleased On a Monday Evening captures pianist Bill Evans in a peak performance leading his trio circa the mid-‘70s, with...
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Portugal. The Man: Woodstock

by Ryan Reed on July 20, 2017
Portugal. The Man may have flirted with the mainstream on 2013’s Evil Friends, but they more deeply embrace the sleek sound of modern pop radio with their eighth LP, Woodstock. On single-worthy...
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Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story Of The Grateful Dead

by Richard B. Simon on July 19, 2017
Directed by Amir Bar-Lev On first glance, the four- hour run time of Amir Bar-Lev’s Grateful Dead history is daunting. But there wouldn’t have been any other approach to the complex entity...
SHOW REVIEW

High Sierra Music Festival

by Jed Nussbaum on July 18, 2017
photo by Stuart Levine The fact that High Sierra Music Festival celebrated its 27th year this year is a testament in itself to the powerful musical community it hosts and inspires. The California...
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Kevin Morby: City Music

by John Adamian on July 18, 2017
Kevin Morby sounds serious. Sometimes the former Woods bassist shades to the sepulchral but, often, he just conveys poetic heft. Morby’s delivery and his warm baritone is sometimes reminiscent...
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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 1984–2014

by Bill Murphy on July 17, 2017
In theory at least, curating a “best of” package for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds would seem to be a fruitless task, primarily because they’ve never had any bona-fide hits—unless you count...
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Chuck Berry: Chuck

by Jeff Tamarkin on July 14, 2017
“So while I’m still kicking, I’m gonna keep picking my tune/ I love what I’m doing, I hope it don’t end too soon,” Chuck Berry sings in the improbably titled “3/4 Time...

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