Record Reviews


Remembering Phineas Newborn Jr. ‘s World

Sunday marks the 35th year since the Memphis virtuoso's passing.

Tav Falco Rides the Snake to Nashville

The album stays true to his original vision, but also reveals his evolution.

Turnstyles: Wonder Twin Powers, Activate!

Duo of Jack O Sidekicks Packs a Punch

Taj Mahal Takes a Swing at Swing with ‘Savoy’

A paean to Harlem’s Savoy Ballroom, the album reframes swing with a blues man's delivery.

Stax Songwriters Shine in New Set of Rare Demos

The seven-CD collection is a glorious behind-the-scenes treasure.

Wattstax Lives On in New Vinyl, CD Collections

New releases are extravagant records of an extraordinary time.

Shirley Scott feat. George Coleman: A Record Store Day...

This new release on Jazz Detective and Reel to Real Records is a gem.