Adam Sherman, Cambridge-based musician, voice teacher, and vocal coach never went away.
Vinicius Cantuária and band offered a night of close-listening interaction between musicians with ears wide open.
At 70, Marcia Ball is a non-stop pro, particularly at pacing. Early barn burners gave way to the slow blues of “Just Kiss Me.”
In this disc, Marcus King takes a step back from the big, hard-charging sound he has been pursuing to great effect with his namesake band over the past few years.
It may sound oxymoronic, but the Bosstones scream, shout, and agitate for common decency.
Let the unimaginative people diddle around with their baseball cards and stamp collections. This is the kind of irrational, eccentric passion that you will be remembered for.
It has been a busy month for R&B and Rap — with tantalizing singles from Danny Brown, Gang Starr, and Frank Ocean.
The two new Arbors discs are intended to bring Lerner and Loewe back into the jazz mainstream. We will see what happens. But what wonderful music these two groups have produced!
For Sergio Mendes, the captivating anniversary show was a chance to look back on the early years of bossa nova and its birthplace.
In Cypress Grove, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes’ deep Bentonia guitar remains pure and present, while his vocals, which have never sounded better, are solid and vibrant throughout.