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CD Review – Metropolitan Klezmer, Mazel Means Good Luck

There is something uniquely invigorating about a klezmer band in full flight. And quite possibly nothing more pathetic (in the original, true, sense of the word) than a klezmer band in mournful, melancholy mood. If proof is required, Metropolitan Klezmer … Continue reading

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CD Review: Flaming Lips – The Terror (Warner Bros.)

Give the Flaming Lips credit for this; after thirty years in business, at the height of their commercial stature on a major label, they’re not afraid to keep it weird. During my twenty years as a fan (I can point … Continue reading

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Legacy Reissue Roundup: Charles Mingus, The Thelonious Monk Quartet, Bill Withers

Here are some suggestions to weigh down someone’s stocking this year from the good folks at Legacy Recordings. I have a personal preference for boxes that deliver the most music for the most reasonable price, and these modestly sized but … Continue reading

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CD Review: Neil Young And Crazy Horse – Americana (Reprise Records)

I have a feeling that shortly after Neil Young announced his plans to release an album of cover tunes – mostly old timey American campfire songs like “Oh Susannah” and “Comin’ Round The Moutain” – somebody from the Home Shopping … Continue reading

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