Tom Moon

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50 Years On, The Band's 'Music From Big Pink' Haunts Us Still

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Nobody witnessing the turmoil of 1968 was waiting around for a salve like "The Weight" — or could have predicted how fundamental those songs would become.

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On 'Childqueen,' Kadhja Bonet Makes Nearly Every Sound Herself

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Kadhja Bonet grew up in a family surrounded by music — she learned to play the violin and the viola, studied music theory, but then pursued a degree in film. After graduating, she dove back into music. Her sophomore album, Childqueen shows Bonet's idiosyncratic talent.

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First Listen: Arthur Buck, 'Arthur Buck'

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur and guitarist Peter Buck of R.E.M. navigate getting "woke" together on their first collaboration.

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First Listen: Kadhja Bonet, 'Childqueen'

Thursday, May 31, 2018

The classically trained Bonet plays nearly every instrument on this shapeshifting R&B marvel.

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Van Morrison And Joey DeFrancesco Make A Lethal Addition To An Old Canon

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

It's been 50 years since Morrison released his classic album Astral Weeks. In April he released his 39th studio LP, You're Driving Me Crazy, and it is feisty from start to finish.

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First Listen: Ry Cooder, 'The Prodigal Son'

Thursday, May 03, 2018

The 71-year-old raconteur returns to the old songs and inhabits the guises of death-haunted bluesmen to speak to the issues of the current era.

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'After Bach' Offers Brad Mehldau's Well-Tempered Jazz

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Inspired by J.S. Bach, jazz pianist Brad Mehldau alternates originals from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier with his own reinventions.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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