ALL Albums

Michael McDonald: Season of Peace – The Christmas Collection

Michael McDonald: Season of Peace – The Christmas Collection

December 17, 2018
Most Christmas albums follow a setin-stone stylistic template: generic crooning, gospel-choir harmonies, the requisite sleigh bells and at least one original song about one’s baby not being around for the holidays. Michael McDonald, the reigning king of blue-eyed soul, deserves a tall mug of hot cocoa for mixing things up a bit: Season of Peace […]
Rosanne Cash: She Remembers Everything

Rosanne Cash: She Remembers Everything

Jeff Tamarkin on December 14, 2018
Rosanne Cash’s first album since 2014’s threetime Grammy-winner The River & the Thread is most assuredly informed by public events of late, but it’s also one of the singer-songwriter’s most personal statements to date. “I could not have written them 10 years ago,” she has said of the tracks, and that becomes obvious quickly—there is, […]
Art Ensemble of Chicago: Art Ensemble of Chicago and Associated Ensembles

Art Ensemble of Chicago: Art Ensemble of Chicago and Associated Ensembles

Ron Hart on December 13, 2018
Sprung from the rib of the AACM in 1969, The Art Ensemble of Chicago will share their 50th anniversary with their longtime label ECM Records in 2019. The release of this massive 21-disc box set recounting the lengthy rapport between the two establishments in the creative jazz continuum simply couldn’t arrive at a better time. […]