Posted in May, 2016

More from May, 2016

Eric Ambel

Roscoe’s first album in way too long is a loose-limbed, minimalist, rock ‘n roll affair, a sure-fire continuation of the raw approach he’s taken over the decades. From the punk fueled … Read more

The Security Project

Gloriously uplifting and filled with a baptismal sense of immersion and transformation, Peter Gabriel’s solo works are prone to powerful, unpredictable mood swings. Not always so emotionally sunny, they can … Read more

Jonny Rosch and Friends

Photos by Patricia Steur and Frank Beacham An honors graduate of the “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere” school, Jonny Rosch’s tendency to start later than advertised has begun to register even … Read more

A Resolve

A Resolve brings a state of agreement and it certainly applies to this effort, as it has been a long time in the making. Ryan Cordova, leader of the New … Read more

Jon Cleary

Jon Cleary won a career-first Grammy Award for his album GoGo Juice in the best regional roots category. And boy, does he deserve it. The regional roots he won for are … Read more

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell

The outgrowth of two previous albums that paired Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, the ambitious  effort spawned from this creative collaboration between Martin, Brickell, director Walter Bobbie and musical supervisor … Read more

Bob Dylan

Dylan doing standards? Again? As he’s done throughout his career, The Bard continues to confound his critics and fascinate his fans. Yet, Fallen Angels, like its predecessor, may be the … Read more

Frank Catalano

Saxophonist Frank Catalano pays tribute to fellow Chicagoan saxophonists Von Freeman and Eddie Harris on this new set of standards, old and new. Alto sax man David Sanborn trades licks … Read more