Fred's Pages

Book Reviews

The Stray Birds
Give That Wild Man a Knife...

The Bad Plus
The Rite of Spring

2001 Also Sprach Zarathustra

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
2 Degrees East, 2 Degrees West (John Lewis)

David Murray, Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington
Barbara Allen

Joe Henderson
You Know I Care

Dominick Farinacci
Bamboleo, from Short Stories

Dave Brubeck Trio with Gerry Mulligan
Blessed Are the Poor

Igor Levit
36 Variations on 'The People United Will Never Be Defeated'

Benny Golson's New York Orchestra
Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1, 3 and 5

Alvin Youngblood Hart
Down in the Alley

Moonlight on Congo Square

Itzhak Perlman, Andre Previn, Shelley Manne, Jim Hall, Red Mitchell
A Different Kind of Blues

Oran Etkin
What's New? Re-imagining Benny Goodman

Dave Douglas Quintet
There Is a Balm in Gilead

Christian McBride Trio
Live at the Village Vanguard

Charlie Haden and Gonzalo Rubalcaba
When will the blues leave?

Kamasi Washington
The Epic

Chilly Gonzalez
Minor Fantasy

Edge of the Sun

B.B. King
40 Greatest Hits

Charles Lloyd
Wild Man Dance

Save Yourself

Rex Richardson
Blues for David Henry

Oliver Nelson
The Blues and the Abstract Truth

Joshua Redman
Walking Shadows

Rhiannon Giddens
We Rise

Mark O'Connor
The Improvised Violin Concerto

The Decemberists
What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World

Yosvany Terry
New Throned King

Jackson Browne
Standing in the Breach

Dave Douglas and Uri Caine
Present Joys

Rex Richardson
Bugles Over Zagreb

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Shirley Scott
The Complete Cookbook Sessions

Billy Eckstine
I left my hat in Haiti

Helen Sung
Sungbird (After Albeniz)

The Oscar Peterson Four
Limehouse Blues

Biil Frisell
A Change is Gonna Come, from History, Mystery

Ted Nash

"Doulab Suzidil" from the eponymous album

John Scofield
"Al Green Song" from Überjam Deux

The Lone Bellow
Green Eyes and a Heart of Gold

Gotan Project
La Revancha del Tango

Chucho Valdés
Afro-Comanche from Border-Free

Quinteto Ramiro Gallo con Wynton Marsalis
El Sur (de la suite Borgeana)

A Little Bit of Everything

Josh Ritter
Folk Bloodbath

Counting Crows
Return of the Grievous Angel

Thelonious Monk
Quartet and Big Band in Concert

Ernst Reijseger
Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Ani di Franco
J, from Which Side Are You On?

Brad Mehldau
Day is Done

Jimmy Owens
The Monk Project

Vicente Amigo
"Maestro Sanlucar," De mi coraz?n al aire

Duke Ellington
Jazz Violin Sessions

Nickel Creek
The Fox

Keith Jarrett, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, Paul Motian
De Drums

Miles Espa?ol

Stanley Turrentine
Blue Note Sextet Sessions

The Jayhawks
Two Angels

Richard Thompson
The Chrono Show

Lester Bowie
The Great Pretender

Leftover Salmon
The Nashville Sessions

Bill Frisell
Gone, Just Like a Train

Donald Byrd
With Strings

Steve Earle
I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive

David Binney
Barefooted Town

Railroad Earth
Warhead Boogie

Vieux Farka Toure
The Secret

Jessica Williams Trio
Freedom Trane

Modern Jazz Quartet
In a Sentimental Mood

Omer Klein
Heart Beats

Geoffrey Oryema
"Market Day" from Beat the Border

Bobby Hutcherson

Bunky Green
Places We've Never Been

Nat Adderley Sextet
Blue Brass Groove

Modern Jazz Quartet
M.J.Q. and Friends: A Celebration

Art Ensemble of Chicago
Full Force

Amos Lee
Mission Bell

The Low Anthem
Smart Flesh

Kenny Garrett
Beyond the Wall

Free Range Saxophone Quartet

Youssou n'Dour

Steve Gadd and Friends
Live at Voce

Ralph Alessi
Cognitive Dissonance

Hendrik Meurtens
New York Nights

Stephane Grappelli and Yehudi Menuhin
Grappelli & Menuhin - Their Best

Rez Abbasi
Things to Come

Oliver Mtukudzi
Vhunze Moto

Joe Lovano
Bird Songs

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

Maya Beiser
Almost Human

Billy Taylor

The Don Ellis Orchestra
Open Beauty

Kenny Burrell
Merry Christmas, Baby

Andrew Hill
A Beautiful Day

Randy Weston
The Storyteller

Matt Wilson
Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O

Charles Mingus
In Paris: The Complete America Session

John Coltrane
Fearless Leader

Chucho Valdes and the Afro-Cuban Messengers
Chucho's Steps

Black Dub (Daniel Lanois)
Black Dub


Roy Haynes Quartet
If I should lose you

John Adams
The Dharma at Big Sur

Anat Cohen

Bob Dylan
The Witmark Demos

Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band
Season of Changes

Emerson String Quartet
Old World - New World (Dvorak)

Marc Cary's Focus Trio
Live 2008

Wynton Marsalis and Richard Galliano
From Billie Holiday to Edith Piaf

Jon Irabagon
The Observer

Danilo Perez

Ernestine Anderson
A Song for You

Eli Yamin
You Can't Buy Swing

Ingram Marshall
Fog Tropes - Gradual Requiem

The Decemberists

Howlin' Wolf
Howlin' Wolf: His Best?The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection

David Byrne
Music for the Knee Plays

Ted Nash and Odeon
La Espada de la Noche

Jason Moran
Same Mother

Regina Carter
Paganini: After a Dream

Henry Butler
Blues After Sunset

Uncle Tupelo
89/93: An Anthology

Tomasz Stanko Quartet
Suspended Night

Greg Osby
St. Louis Shoes

Richard Galliano with Eddy Louiss
Face to Face

Joan Baez
Dark Chords on a Big Guitar

Lou Reed
The Raven

The Flatlanders
Now Again

Dexter Gordon
The Complete Blue Note Sixties Sessions

Charlie Haden?Quartet West
Now Is the Hour

Tomasz Stanko
Soul of Things

Tomasz Stanko
From the Green Hill

Emanuel Ax and Pablo Ziegler
Los Tangueros: The Tangos of Astor Piazzolla

Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble
Silk Road Journeys: Where Strangers Meet