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Album reviews

All album reviews, in alphabetical order
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z 

= a haiku review

16 Horsepower: Sackcloth ’n’ Ashes
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= A =
Active Ingredient: Be Smart Don't Think
C. C. Adcock: C. C. Adcock
King Sunny Ade: Odu’
The African Jazz Pioneers: Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival
Eric Alexander: The Second Milestone
Eric Alexander, John Hicks, George Mraz, Idris Muhammad: Solid!
Dave Alvin: Blackjack David
Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men: Interstate City
Gene Ammons: Boss Tenor
Anthology of American Folk Music (compilation)
Lynne Arriale Trio: When You Listen
Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express: The Best of...
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= B =
The Bad Livers: Blood & Mood
Dan Baird: Buffalo Nickel
Count Basie & Oscar Peterson: The Timekeepers
Stefano Battaglia, Dominique Pifarely, Paolino Dalla Porta: Triplicty
Norm Bellas: Out of the Norm
Ben Folds Five: Ben Folds Five
Tony Bennett: two albums (MTV Unplugged; Here’s to the Ladies)
Chuck Berry: His Best–Volume I
Andy Bey: Ballads, Blues & Bey
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt & Jerry Douglas: Bourbon & Rosewater
Big Sandy: Dedicated to You
Paul Black and the Flip Kings: King Dollar
The Blazers: two albums (Short Fuse; East Side Soul)
Blue in the Face (soundtrack)
Blue Mountain: Dog Days
The Blue Rider Trio: Preachin’ the Blues
Dock Boggs: Country Blues– Complete Early Recordings (1927-29)
Bottle Rockets: 24 Hours a Day
Brasil: A Century of Song (compilation)
Broun Fellinis: Aphrokubist Improvisations vol. 9
Carlinhos Brown: Omelete Man
Buena Vista Social Club: Buena Vista Social Club
Sam Bush: Glamour and Grits
Henry Butler: For All Seasons
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= C =
Benny Carter: Songbook
Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer: Drum Hat Buddha
James Carter: In Carterian Fashion
Regina Carter: Motor City Moments
The Cash Brothers: How Was Tomorrow
Johnny Cash: The Essential Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson: VH1 Storytellers
Tracy Chapman: New Beginning
Chess Records Fiftieth Anniversary Collection (four albums)
Rita Chiarelli: Breakfast After Midnight
Chitlin Circuit Soul!
Eddy Clearwater: Boogie My Blues Away
Alex Cline Ensemble: The Constant Flame
Clothesline Revival: Of My Native Land
Eddie Cochran: Somethin Else, the Fine Lookin’ Hits of Eddie Cochran
Lloyd Cole: The Negatives
Ornette Coleman & Prime Time: Tone Dialing
John Coltrane: Settin' the Pace
Christine Collister: The Dark Gift of Time
Steve Conn: River of Madness
Continental Drifters: Continental Drifters
A. J. Croce: Fit to Serve
Andrew Cyrille Quintet: Ode to a Living Tree
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= D =
Tony Dagradi Trio: Live at the Columns
Art Davis: A Time Remembered
Guy Davis: You Don’t Know My Mind
Miles Davis: Walkin'; Bags Groove
Ronnie Dawson : Just Rockin’ & Rollin’
Dead Man Walking (soundtrack)
DJ Logic: The Anomaly
Jerry Douglas & Peter Rowan: Yonder
Dave Douglas: The Tiny Bell Trio
Dr Didg: Out of the Woods
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= E =
Matt Eakle: Flute Jazz
Steve Earle: I Feel Alright
The Either/Orchestra: Across the Omniverse and others
Mark Eitzel: Caught in a Trap and I Can’t Back Out ’Cause I Love You Too Much, Baby
Duke Ellington: Blues in Orbit; The Far East Suite; Paris Jazz Concert, Volume One
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott: Friends of Mine
Bill Evans Trio: Sunday at the Village Vanguard; At Shelly's Manne-Hole, Hollywood, California
Terry Evans: Puttin’ It Down
Cesaria Evora: Miss Perfumado
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= F =
John Fahey: The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death
Marianne Faithfull: A Secret Life
Steve Ferguson & the Midwest Creole Ensemble: Mama U-Seapa
Ibrahim Ferrer: The Buena Vista Social Club Presents Ibrahim Ferrer
Tommy Flanagan Trio: Sea Changes
FoMoFlo: Slug & Firearms
Robben Ford: Anthology: The Early Years
Bill Frisell, Kermit Driscoll, Joey Baron: Live
From Hell to Breakfast: A Taste of Sugar Hill's Texas Singer-Songwriters
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= G =
Galaxy Trio: two albums (Saucers Over Vegas; In the Harem)
Jerry Garcia & David Grisman: Shady Grove; Grateful Dawg: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Larry Garner: Standing Room Only
Terry Gibbs Dream Band: One More Time (Volume 6)
Jimmie Dale Gilmore: Braver Newer World
Jimmy Giuffre 3: 1961
Benny Golson: Remembering Clifford; One Day, Forever
Ruben Gonzalez: Introducing...
The Gourds: two albums (Stadium Blitzer; Bolsa de Agua), Shinebox
Jerry Granelli UFB : News From the Street
Johnny Griffin: The Little Giant
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= H =
Charlie Haden & Kenny Barron: Night and the City
Merle Haggard: Same Train, Different Time
The Halibuts: Life on the Bottom
Wayne Hancock: Thunderstorms and Neon Signs
The Handsome Family: Odessa
Richard "Hacksaw" Harney: Sweet Man
Barry Harris: The First Time Ever
Corey Harris: Between Night and Day
Emmylou Harris: Wrecking Ball
Coleman Hawkins: Good Old Broadway
Ted Hawkins: three albums (The Kershaw Sessions; The Next Hundred Years; The Final Tour)
Isaac Hayes: Chocolate Chip
The Headhunters: Return of the Headhunters
Mike Henderson & the Bluebloods: First Blood
Kristin Hersh: Sunny Border Blue
John Hicks/Elise Woods: Single Petal of a Rose
Chris (Hillman) and Herb (Pederson) : Bakersfield Bound
Dave Holland: two albums (World Trio; Ones All)
Dave Holland Big Band: What Goes Around
The Holmes Brothers: Speaking In Tongues
Shirley Horn: Remembering Miles; You're My Thrill
The Horse Flies: a survey
The Hot Club of Cowtown: Swingin’ Stampede
Hot Rize: So Long of a Journey: Live at the Boulder Theater
Howlin’ Wolf: His Best
Charlie Hunter Trio: Bing, Bing, Bing!
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= I =
It Came From Memphis (compilation)
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= J =
Ahmad Jamal: The Essence part 1
Jason & the Scorchers : A Blazing Grace; Midnight Roads & Stages Seen
The Jazzhole: ...and the feeling goes round
Jazz Underground–Live at Smalls
Waylon Jennings: Closing in on the Fire
Jim & Jesse: Songs from the Homeplace
Evan Johns and The Hillbilly Soul Surfers: Moontan
Marc Johnson: The Sound of Summer Running
Etta Jones: The Best of Etta Jones - the Prestige Singles
Lloyd Jones: Monkey Trouble
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= K =
Bruce Katz Band: Mississippi Moan
Wynton Kelly: Kelly Blue
Angelique Kidjo: Fifa
King Kong: Me Hungry
The Klezmatics: Jews with Horns
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= L =
k. d. lang: All You Can Eat
Andy LaVerne Trio: Time Well Spent
Kim Lenz & Her Jaguars: Kim Lenz & Her Jaguars
Duke Levine: Country Soul Guitar
Ron Levy’s Wild Kingdom: Zim Zam Zoom: Acid Blues on B-3
Abbey Lincoln: Wholly Earth
Little Axe: The Wolf That House Built
Little Georgie and the Shufflin’ Hungarians: Little Georgie and the Shufflin’ Hungarians
Little Milton: Live at Westville Prison
Charles Lloyd: Hyperion With Higgins
Robert Lockwood, Jr.: I Got to Find Me a Woman
Michael Lord: Michael Lord
Los Lobos: Colossal Head
Nick Lowe: Dig My Mood
John Lurie: Fishing With John
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= M =
Philip Manuel: Heart to Heart
James Mathus and His Knockdown Society: National Antiseptic
David Matthews & the Manhattan Jazz Orchestra: Bach 2000
Eric Matthews: It’s Heavy in Here
Curtis Mayfield: Superfly
Christian McBride: A Family Affair; Sci-Fi
Delbert McClinton: Nothing Personal
Del McCoury, Doc Watson & Mac Wiseman: Mac, Doc & Del
Jimmy McGriff: Straight Up
Roger McGuinn: Treasures from the Folk Den
Maria McKee: Life Is Sweet
James McMurtry: Walk Between the Raindrops
Christy McWilson: Bed of Roses
Medeski Martin and Wood: three albums (also see John Scofield below)
John Medeski, the North Mississippi Allstars and Robert Randolph: The Word
Brad Mehldau: Introducing Brad Mehldau
The Mermen: Songs of the Cows
Tift Merritt: Bramble Rose
The Steve Miller Band: The Joker
Mingus Big Band ’93: Nostalgia in Times Square
The Modern Jazz Quartet: Concorde
Katy Moffatt: Angel Town
Thelonious Monk & His Quartet: Paris Jazz Concert, Volume One, Olympia: 6 March 1965
John Mooney: Against the Wall
Morphine: Yes
Van Morrison and Linda Gail Lewis: You Win Again
Geoff Muldaur: Blues Boy; The Secret Handshake
Jeff Muller: Present Jes Grew
Myth-Science: Love in Outer Space
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= N =

Norman Granz' J.A.T.P. Carnegie Hall, 1949
Buell Neidlinger Quintet: Blue Chopsticks, a Portrait of Herbie Nichols
Tracy Nelson: Move On
Willie Nelson: Spirit
New Coon Creek Girls: Our Point of View
Sally Nyolo: Tribu
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= O =
Tim O’Brien: Red on Blonde
Oregon: two albums (Troika; Beyond Words)
The Osborne Brothers: Hyden
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= P =
Palm Fabric Orchestra: Vague Gropings in the Slip Stream
Jeff Palmer: Island Universe
Graham Parker: Acid Bubblegum
Gram Parsons & the Fallen Angels: Live 1973
John Patitucci: One More Angel
Pierce Pettis: State of Grace
Nicholas Payton: Payton’s Place
Astor Piazzolla: 57 Minutes Con La Realidad
The Pogues: Pogue Mahone
Benjie Porecki: Servin’ It Up
Prince: The Rainbow Children
The Psychobilly Cadillacs: Nobody Never Told Me
Don Pullen: Sacred Common Ground
Bernard Purdie: Jazz Groove Sessions in Tokyo
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= R =
Rainravens: Rainravens
Red Red Meat: Bunny Gets Paid
Reggae Around the World
Rig Rock Deluxe (compilation)
Amy Rigby: Middlescence
Jimmy Rogers All-Stars: Blues Blues Blues
Sonny Rollins: Global Warming; The Bridge; Rollins Plays for Bird
Otis Rush: So Many Roads: Live in Concert
Jimmy Rushing: The You and Me That Used to Be
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= S =
Kevin Salem: Glimmer
Dino Saluzzi, Anthony Cox & David Friedman: Rios
Sam Cooke: Sam Cooke’s Night Beat
John Scofield with Medesky, Martin & Wood: A Go Go
Jimmy Scott: But Beautiful
SF Seals: Truth Walks in Sleepy Shadows
Mem Shannon: A Cab Driver’s Blues
George Shearing: Back To Birdland
The Shivers: The Buried Life
Wayne Shorter: Footprints Live!
Simon and the Bar Sinisters: Look at Me I’m Cool
Zoot Sims: Quietly There–Zoot Sims Plays Johnny Mandel
Frank Sinatra: Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session!!!
Ricky Skaggs: Ancient Tones
Lonnie Smith Trio: Purple Haze: a Tribute to Jimi Hendrix
Son Volt: Trace
Southern Culture on the Skids: Dirt Track Date
Dusty Springfield: A Very Fine Love
Bruce Springsteen: The Ghost of Tom Joad
Ralph Stanley & Friends: Clinch Mountain Country
Pops Staples: Father, Father
Jeremy Steig: Flute Fever
Mike Stern: Give and Take
Syd Straw: War and Peace
Studebaker John & The Hawks: Tremoluxe
The Subdudes: Primitive Streak
Sunnyland Slim: She Got a Thing Goin’ On
Supernova: Ages 3 and Up
Swingin’ Doors: Unhinged
Jorge Sylvester's Afro-Caribbean Experimental Trio: In The Ear of the Beholder
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= T =
Taj Mahal: two albums (Phantom Blues; Mumtaz Mahal)
Gregory Tardy: Serendipity
Daniel Tashian: Sweetie
Art Tatum: The Group Masterpieces, Volume Eight
Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band: Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band
Otis Taylor: White African
Eddie & Frank Thomas: Angels on the Backroads: Volumes 1 & 2
T. J. Kirk: T. J. Kirk
Steve Turre: Lotus Flower
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= U =
Uncle Art: Transmogrified
Urban Turban: Urban Turban
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= V =
Sarah Vaughn: Crazy and Mixed Up
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= W =
Loudon Wainwright III: Last Man on Earth
Winston Walls: Boss of the B-3
Cedar Walton Sextet: The Art Blakey Legacy
Muddy Waters: His Best, 1947-1955; Electric Mud
Gillian Welch: Revival; Time (The Revelator)
Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant: Stratosphere Boogie
Randy Weston: four albums
Brooks Williams: Knife Edge
Hank Williams: The Complete Hank Williams
The Word (John Medeski, the North Mississippi Allstars and Robert Randolph)
Workdogs: Old
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= Y =
Stephen Yerkey: Confidence, Man
Yo La Tengo: Camp Yo La Tengo
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= Z =
Tony Z: Get Down With the Blues
Dan Zanes: Cool Down Time
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