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Joshua Redman: Come What May

Joshua Redman: Come What May

Jeff Tamarkin on May 20, 2019
The last time the Joshua Redman Quartet released an album was in 2001—it was their second, titled Passage of Time , and it came just a year after their debut, Beyond . Now Redman, who recently turned 50, has amassed a much more extensive discography that has taken him in numerous directions, testing his flexibility […]
Lost Leaders: Promises Promises

Lost Leaders: Promises Promises

Jeff Tamarkin on May 17, 2019
Promises Promises is the third fulllength album from Lost Leaders, an upstate New York-based band co-led by guitarist/vocalist Peter Cole and bassist/vocalist Byron Isaacs (who’s worked with Levon and Amy Helm, Olabelle and The Lumineers). The album’s sound has been described as “a bit Tom Petty, a bit Raconteurs, with a hint of Americana thrown […]
The Mekons: Deserted

The Mekons: Deserted

Richard Gehr on May 16, 2019
No group makes death and destruction sound as touchingly human as the Mekons, British expatriate folk-punk pioneers now struggling valiantly through middle age and the looming void. The far-flung combo recorded Deserted in the California desert, and the project turned into a series of rousing and angry but, ultimately, redemptive meditations on hope and survival […]