Fear Inoculum is not a bad album. It’s not a great album either, and Tool has made some great albums.
I’ve compiled a list of twelve concerts (or concert series) that I think will stand among the future season’s highlights.
The powerful quartets on The People I Love and Terra Incognita work toward locating places beyond notation where, in each moment, new vistas may emerge.
The last half-hour or so of any Mavericks concert is usually just about the happiest place to be on the planet.
Nothing in this session reminds us of the age of the principals. That in itself, if not miraculous, is at least impressive.
I’m able to pull the stick out of my ass long enough to enjoy a tribute performance when it is worthy, and the Australian Pink Floyd Show is more than that.
Two recordings serve up the music of Mozart in unusual packages.
Dire Straits and its string of hits made Mark Knopfler a well-known figure, but going solo gave him freedom to present a wider range songs.
With a powerful partnership, the possibilities for Hot Tuna, it seems, are endless.
Nancy Dalberg’s string quartets are worth getting to know, Wynton Marsalis’s violin concerto receives an electrifying performance, and Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra continue to churn out a less than necessary Mahler cycle.