Marisa Monte: O Que Voce Quer Saber De Verdade

Marisa Monte, after a six year hiatus, returns with O Que Voce Quer Saber De Verdade. Despite having not being able to understand a word on the album I ran with the motto, “Music is the universal language” and wrote up my thoughts on what I’d heard. So how did it sound?... Read more

La Bella Stella: Celebrate Earth Music Series

La Bella Stella is a compilation release that celebrates Earth by offering up various artists whose songs consist of everything from nocturnal animals to the sad ballad of Pluto, the planet that was. Really that has to be one of my favorites on the album.... Read more

Karling Abbeygate: Christmas With Karling

Karling Abbeygate is a British born singer living in the Los Angeles area and, from what I read, is a cross between Gwen Stefani and Wanda Jackson.... Read more

Bradford Rogers: Guiro!

The first thing that comes to mind when I listened to the first track off of Bradford Rogers’ latest album, GUIRO!, is that Rogers makes a very fine Jazz flautist.... Read more

Ramsey Lewis and His Electric Band: Taking Another Look

Now I’m no jazz cat, so this album didn’t really stand out to me. To my uncultured ears, this sounded like a record full of slow jazz jams. Put this on in the background for lounge listening, easy-on-the-ears, relaxing music. And that’s about all I hear.... Read more