Tom Moon

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Bad Plus Seems Jolted Alive On 'Never Stop II'

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

For the past 18 years, the Bad Plus, has been playing catchy, high energy music and redefining what a jazz trio can be. This year pianist Ethan Iverson announced he is leaving the trio. But contrary to popular belief, Bad Plus found a new pianist and released a new album.


In 'Body And Shadow,' The Brian Blade Fellowship Spotlights A Lyrical, Singable Melody

Monday, December 18, 2017

Drummer Brian Blade plays in legendary saxophonist Wayne Shorter's current quartet. But for the past two decades, he has also led his own project, the Brian Blade Fellowship. Music reviewer Tom Moon says his latest album Body and Shadow lures the listener with a lyrical, singable melody.


U2's 'Songs Of Experience' Is The Reboot The Band Needed

Friday, December 01, 2017

The Irish rock band has been plagued with many unsuccessful projects. Its latest offering is its attempt at a reboot — coming off as earnest, genuine, and even a little bit scrappy.


'Colors' Continues Beck's Postmodern Pastiche

Friday, October 20, 2017

On Beck's latest, thrift-store sounds, abrasive noise and his father's ear-stretching orchestrations all vie for attention at once.


With 'A Deeper Understanding,' The War On Drugs Balances Ambition And Grace

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Led by singer-songwriter Adam Granduciel, the Philadelphia rock band has made an album that feels alive with a journeying spirit.


Jazz Guitarist Peter Bernstein Releases New Version Of 'Signs Live!'

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Over 20 years ago, Bernstein recorded his album, Signs of Life, featuring pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist Christian McBride and drummer Gregory Hutchinson. Now he's released a new version of the album.


First Listen: Randy Newman, 'Dark Matter'

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Newman's 11th album includes musical theater vignettes, meditations on aging and wickedly precise satirical sendups.


Gregg Allman's Posthumous 'My Only True Friend' Ain't Just Another Road Song

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Allman worked on Southern Blood in the years before his death in May. "I hope you're haunted by the music of my soul, when I'm gone," Allman sings on the first single.


First Listen: Elvis Presley, 'A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings'

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Stream a collection of rare early recordings, including a never-before released version of "I Forgot To Remember To Forget."


The Collaborative Concept Album 'Planetarium' Captures Cosmic Grandeur And Desolation

Monday, July 03, 2017

Four talented musicians — Nico Muhly, Sufjan Stevens, James McAlister and Bryce Dessner — joined forces to create a constellation of sound dedicated to the planets, black holes and comets.


Songs We Love: The Beach Boys, 'Aren't You Glad'

Friday, June 23, 2017

Out of the frustrating Smile sessions came a reset: the Beach Boys' deceptively simple Wild Honey. A new box set collects 54 rarities from 1967, including a new stereo mix of this under-loved song.


Newly Uncovered Recordings Find Thelonious Monk In His Prime

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Released for the first time this year, Monk's spirited musical contributions to the 1959 French film Les Liaisons Dangereuses expand listeners' understanding of his creative genius.


First Listen: Chuck Berry, 'CHUCK'

Monday, June 05, 2017

Stream the rock and roll pioneer's final album, featuring appearances by Tom Morello and Gary Clark Jr.


Music Review: 'Pleasure,' Feist

Monday, May 01, 2017

Canadian singer and songwriter Feist has just released her first album in six years called Pleasure. Music reviewer Tom Moon says it is intimate, raw and rooted in her personal struggle over the past couple of years.


First Listen: Juana Molina, 'Halo'

Thursday, April 27, 2017

On the Argentine singer's new album, she's reached a zen place where the very texture of a tone becomes its own language.


First Listen: Bob Dylan, 'Triplicate'

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Nobel Award winner digs into the Great American Songbook for a third time. Stream a selection of songs from the three-disc set.


On 'Drunk,' Thundercat Weaves Major Pop Hooks Into Minor Life Vignettes

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Fans of the Los Angeles native's work with Kendrick Lamar may be surprised to hear the old-school pop sensibilities that define his latest album.


Nate Smith's 'Kinfolk': A Study In Nomadic Jazz

Monday, March 06, 2017

The drummer and Virginia native's first solo project, Kinfolk: Postcards From Everywhere, introduces a restless musical spirit.


First Listen: Chuck Prophet, 'Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins'

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Listening to Prophet's new album feels like riding shotgun down some mythic highway with a rock true believer.


A Club Performance From 1960s Detroit Holds One Key To Motown's Success

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Though Motown's hits were recorded in a studio, newly discovered live recordings of session guitarist Dennis Coffey make the case that the label's iconic sound was forged in Detroit's nightclub scene.