Vocalist Anaïs Reno and Mark Masters and his big band supply compelling homages to the brilliance of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.
Re-envisioning and performing this beloved classic ballet with dancers that identify as disabled seems to me to be the definition of courageous.
About Endlessness’s deadpan combination of sadness and rage feels complete, as if the master dropped the mic before leaving the building after the final edit.
One might risk hyperbole by saying so, but in this instance such recklessness is worth it: this album sounds like Brahms as he ought to be played and sung.
We mourn the loss of an affable generous man, a bridge to a vast history, who also knew and loved American culture.
In the age of COVID-19, Arts Fuse critics have come up with a guide to film, dance, visual art, theater, and music — mostly available by streaming — for the coming weeks. More offerings will be added as they come in.
Producer Ted Olson is on a mission in We Shall Be Reunited to do justice to the past; he imagines a beautiful alternative to the current ballyhooed origin story of country music.
The voice in Field Music is disciplined, its cagey earthiness unfailingly engaging our attention.
This recording displays a mastery of the techniques of the jazz vocal group genre.
Not since Jimi Hendrix had there been such a game-changer for the electric six-string.