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Branford Marsalis, The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born (Columbia Records)

This is the second Branford Marsalis recording to feature him in a trio setting (the first was Trio Jeepy). The absence of a piano seems to have presented Marsalis, bassist […]

Mark Whitfield, Patrice (Warner Brothers Records)

Mark Whitfield’s second release is somewhat more varied than his debut recording, The Marksman. Backed by an all-star rhythm section—Kenny Barron on piano, Ron Carter on bass and Jack DeJohnette […]

Al Garner with Roland Brown’s Merchant Band, Presenting Al Garner (Kinion Records)

This has a royal sound that makes you want to dance and romance. The band plays solid with a bluesy feeling, pulling from the standards. Vocals have that special Al […]

Lee Allen, If You Don’t, I Know Your Sister Will (NOLA Records)

Go tell your Aunt Mary and Uncle John the ultimate party album has come along. Lee Allen, the wailing sax man, is back with a brand new live LP. I […]

Public Enemy, Apocalypse 91…The Enemy Strikes Black (Def Jam Records)

Conventional wisdom has it that in the ’70s rock and roll about died until punk came along and saved it—a debatable theory at best, given punk’s subsequent sellout. A stronger […]

Spin Doctors, Pocket Full of Kryptonite (EMI Records)

These two albums by two young New York City bands share a lot: both bands credit one another, swap lead singers on a few cuts, make allusions to Peter Pan […]

Blues Traveler, Travelers and Thieves (A&M Records)

These two albums by two young New York City bands share a lot: both bands credit one another, swap lead singers on a few cuts, make allusions to Peter Pan […]

Augie Junior and the Big Mess Blues Band, Drinker’s Choice (Barrelhouse Records)

If nothing else, this is a clear testament to why street musicianship in New Orleans should be encouraged, not banned. This debut album is a fine collection of originals by […]

Rush, Roll the Bones (Atlantic Records)

Ten years ago, the members of Rush declared their collective minds were not for rent to any god or government with the release of the landmark Moving Pictures, the most […]

The Smithereens, Blow Up (Capitol Records)

The Smithereens know how to get your attention from the first note of a song. On their latest studio album, they retain their combination of pop vocal melodies over big […]