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White’s cohorts on Blunderbuss have the muscle to bring all his wildest musical ideas to life. There’s one vintage R&B cover, the 1960 Little Willie John classic “I’m Shakin’.” The other songs are all over the map, from the ace hippie funk of “Trash Tongue Talker” to the country soul of “Blunderbuss.” “Missing Pieces”and...
Steve Lehman: Dialect Fluorescent (Pi)
You can barely get through a review of Steve Lehman’s work without bumping up against the word “angular.” The hairpin turns made by the saxophonist’s horn, along with the pressurized kinetics of his mainstay trio Fieldwork, have created an artistic persona that’s a smidge foreboding. But lyricism has often been audible through his rattling alto lines, and on this...
Spinning Right Now
Rihanna “Red Lipstick” Nas “The Don” (Sony) Frank Lowe The Loweski (ESP) Carlo Costa Natura Mora (Prom Night) Joey Ramone Ya Know? (BMG) Kip Moore “Something ‘Bout a Truck (MCA) Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me, Maybe” Drake “HYFR” Various Artists The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved Ravi Coltrane Spirit Fiction (Blue Note) ...