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Rickie Lee Jones Sings the Most

Read "Rickie Lee Jones Sings the Most" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Scotch whiskey is an acquired taste; you must first be introduced and develop a relationship with it before this strong water reveals her charms. The same can be said for the singing of Rickie Lee Jones. A hipster in the late-1970s, Jones grew into a blind sage prophetess, showing how others' music could be experienced differently. ...

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Michael Wolff & Impure Thoughts: Dangerous Vision

Read "Dangerous Vision" reviewed by Ken Franckling

From the opening trill of repetitive block chords on Michael Wolff's piano and a brash hip-hop drumbeat compliments of Mike Clark on the opening title track, listeners tuning in to Dangerous Vision will sense rather quickly that they're in for an exhilarating ride. This third recording by Wolff's working band, Impure Thoughts, is its finest moment ...

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Dave Glasser: Dreams Askew, Dreams Anew

Read "Dreams Askew, Dreams Anew" reviewed by Dave Nathan

This is Dave Glasser's first album for the Artemis label. Previously, he was part of the Nagel Heyer stable having made two albums for them as a leader and numerous ones as a sideman. Of the young alto sax players on the scene today, few can match the purity of tone that Glasser gets out of ...

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Rickie Lee Jones: Live At Red Rocks

Read "Live At Red Rocks" reviewed by Ashley King

Live records are perhaps the most precarious of balancing acts. For too many artists, ventures into unplugged territory prove to be nothing more than overproduced exercises in self-indulgence. On the contrary, Live At Red Rocks, the most recent release from Rickie Lee Jones, is a refreshingly satisfying jaunt into this well-traveled arena.

In contrast to her ...