Articles | Popular | Future

LIVE REVIEWS

Willie Nelson's Outlaw Festival

Read "Willie Nelson's Outlaw Festival" reviewed by Christine Connallon

Willie Nelson's “Outlaw Music Festival" Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, NY September 9, 2017 The sun blazed overhead on the Saturday afternoon in September as Willie Nelson and Blackbird Presents Outlaw Music Festival Tour landed at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater on Long Island, NY. With an early 4 PM start to accommodate a wealth of talent, the parking lot already contained a hearty number of cars and tailgating fans ready to ...

ALBUM REVIEWS

Willie Nelson and Family: Let’s Face the Music and Dance

Read "Let’s Face the Music and Dance" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

While it is an apologia for Willie Nelson, at 80, he has more than earned the right to do as he damn well pleases when he records. When Ray Charles passed away in 2004, Nelson was the only American musician to possibly accept the Charles mantle of musician with the greatest depth and breadth, having had an immeasurable impact on American music. Having composed country standards like “Crazy," “Hello Walls" and “Funny How Time Slips Away"--recording the ...

ALBUM REVIEWS

Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis: Two Men With the Blues

Read "Two Men With the Blues" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

What do you get when you pair a certified country music renegade with contemporary jazz's “keeper of the flame"? When the renegade is Willie Nelson and the jazz champion is Wynton Marsalis, the end result is one of the best CDs of 2008.Two Men With the Blues was recorded during a historic two-night stand on January 12 and 13, 2007 at Lincoln Center's Allen Room in New York and billed as “Willie Nelson Sings The Blues." If this ...

ALBUM REVIEWS

Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis: Two Men with the Blues

Read "Two Men with the Blues" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Recorded live during “Willie Nelson Sings the Blues," his 2007 two-night stand with the Wynton Marsalis Quintet for Jazz at Lincoln Center, where Marsalis serves as artistic director, Two Men with the Blues is by far the most enjoyable music of 2008.

Nelson and Marsalis meet each other halfway between the acoustic country blues of Nashville (via Austin) and the Dixieland and ragtime blues of New Orleans. Nelson previously recorded every tune they call off, including perennial classics ...


Shop for Music

Start your music shopping from All About Jazz and you'll support us in the process. Learn how.