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  • 8 years ago

    The Esbjörn Svensson Trio has managed a rare feat. By dropping rock, funk, electronica, European avant-garde and classical music into a jazz framework, the group creates music that plays well to jazz fans, rockers, ravers and hip-hoppers. It'...

  • 8 years ago

    Norwegian quartet 120 Days has managed to create a murky, driving album that puts the relentless pulse of synthetic percussion and old, cheesy keyboards to good use. Like New Order and the other '80s dance pop bands they obviously emulate, 120 Day...

  • 9 years ago

    Longtime New Orleans blues and jazz "voodoo" musician Dr. John blows the dust off 12 Johnny Mercer classics on this funky collection. Mercer recorded dozens of hits as a singer and wrote more than a thousand songs with collaborators such as Hoagy ...

  • 9 years ago

    Because a pedal steel guitar is featured prominently in their sound, The Court & Spark often get pegged as an alt-country band, but nothing could be further from the truth. The steel guitar is just part of a multilayered sound that can include cel...

  • 10 years ago

    If you think the theme of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll has been played out, a single listen to Gogol Bordello will restore your faith in the power of music to jolt you out of complacency. Gogol's lead singer, songwriter and chief maniac, Eugene Hu...

  • 17 years ago

    Ani DiFranco Up, Up, Up, Up, Up, Up Righteous Babe On Up, Up, Up, Up, Up, Up DiFranco expands her palette by adding Julie Wolf, a remarkable keyboard player whose organ and piano work add considerable weight to DiFranco's already phat sound. And o...

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