Tom Moon

Tom Moon appears in the following:

Music Review: 'Ten Years Solo Live,' Brad Mehldau

Monday, November 16, 2015

Brad Mehldau's new album is a collection of recordings from his live performances, across a broad range of styles and genres. Reviewer Tom Moon says he never sounds out of his element...


First Listen: Jeff Lynne's ELO, 'Alone In The Universe'

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Lynne resurrects Electric Light Orchestra with vulnerability and rumpled grace, finding a strange alchemy of melody, harmony and rhythm.


First Listen: Bob Dylan, 'The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12'

Friday, October 30, 2015

The fevered 14 months captured here represent the moment when Dylan became comfortable in his shoes — and, if not yet confident about every decision, at least trusting the authority of his writing.


First Listen: Trey Anastasio, 'Paper Wheels'

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

On his 10th solo album, the Phish singer-guitarist explores the sunny, vibrant feeling of '70s pop and rock. The result is steeped in the era, but defiantly not a throwback.


Music Review: 'Son Little,' Son Little

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The music of the singer/songwriter that goes by Son Little can be hard to categorize. But on his new album, the genre bending is backed up by an expressive voice.


Music Review: 'St. Germain,' St. Germain

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The DJ known as St. Germain has waited 15 years to release a following to his highly successful breakout record. Critic Tom Moon thinks it's a surprisingly creative return.


First Listen: 'Gazing With Tranquility: A Tribute To Donovan'

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Sharon Van Etten, The Flaming Lips, Hamilton Leithauser and others reimagine and redefine songs from the highlight reel of the '60s.


First Listen: St. Germain, 'St. Germain'

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The bestselling French DJ and producer returns with his first album in 15 years, aided by the great guitarist Guimba Kouyate.


Music Review: 'Faith In The Future,' Craig Finn

Monday, September 28, 2015

Craig Finn has had a prolific rock career with his bands Lifter Puller and The Hold Steady. Now 44, Finn has just released his second solo album, Faith in the Future. Critic Tom Moon...


The One Real Problem With Rolling Stone's 'Greatest Songwriters Of All Time'

Monday, August 24, 2015

There are many valid gripes with the magazine's selections — who was left out, who was included — but taken as a whole, the list reveals something disappointing about the way it was conceived.


First Listen: Lianne La Havas, 'Blood'

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

With this album, a London singer — a Prince favorite — and her versatile voice inch closer to mainstream pop.


Music Review: 'Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone'

Monday, July 13, 2015

Critic Tom Moon reviews the album Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone, a compilation of covers of her greatest hits performed by popular R&B artists like Usher and Lauren Hill.


Review: 'Covered,' Robert Glasper

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

NPR's Tom Moon reviews the new album from pianist Robert Glasper, Covered.


First Listen: Neil Young + Promise Of The Real, 'The Monsanto Years'

Sunday, June 21, 2015

These taut, righteously furious, stone-simple songs fit together under a catchall concept about companies wielding extraordinary influence over our quality of life.


Review: 'The Bad Plus Joshua Redman,' Joshua Redman & The Bad Plus

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

NPR commentator Tom Moon reviews a new album that is a collaboration between two jazz bands known for experimentation: The Bad Plus and Joshua Redman.


First Listen: Richard Thompson, 'Still'

Sunday, June 07, 2015

When the great guitarist takes a solo, it's a swerving, cathartic, edge-of-the-seat experience. When he doesn't, the bliss persists, but in highly concentrated doses.


Review: 'Monterey,' The Milk Carton Kids

Thursday, May 28, 2015

With their new album, Monterey, The Milk Carton Kids are hoping to be a part of your summer driving songs.


Review: 'In The Beginning,' Wes Montgomery

Monday, May 25, 2015

A new anthology called In the Beginning chronicles the sound of Wes Montgomery, one of the most influential guitar players of all time, in his early years.


First Listen: Dawes, 'All Your Favorite Bands'

Sunday, May 24, 2015

On its fourth album, Dawes calls from deep inside the feedback loop of love's aftermath. Throughout All Your Favorite Bands, singer Taylor Goldsmith takes full advantage of the dramatic possibilities.


First Listen: Joshua Redman & The Bad Plus, 'The Bad Plus Joshua Redman'

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The rangy, prolific jazz trio teams up with the tenor-sax great for a journey into the murky, terrifying, thrilling unknown.