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Hayes Carll: What It Is

Hayes Carll: What It Is

Ryan Reed on May 22, 2019
On “Non’ya,” over a backwoods fiddle and acoustic strum, Austin country-rock lifer Hayes Carll toasts to a peculiar lover who paints the front-porch ceiling turquoise to ward off evil spirits. Later, on his sixth LP, during “American Dream,” he shouts out one of the country’s unsung cinematic heroes: “I’ll find an old friend in El […]
Rajna Swaminathan: Of Agency and Abstraction

Rajna Swaminathan: Of Agency and Abstraction

Richard Gehr on May 21, 2019
Percussionist/vocalist Rajna Swaminathan’s Of Agency and Abstraction delivers equally ambitious rewards. Swaminathan is part of a burgeoning Indo-jazz movement that includes Rudresh Mahanthappa, Amirtha Kidambi and Harvard professor and coproducer, Vijay Iyer. Swaminathan’s luminous debut offers a refreshingly spacious and relaxed fusion of South Indian (Carnatic) classical music and jazz. She provides a cosmic pulse […]
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 […]