The Malta Independent 25 April 2017, Tuesday

Music

Unreleased 1976 Bill Evans Trio gig intimate treat

Sunday, 23 April 2017, 16:55 Last update: about 6 days ago

"On A Monday Evening" is the first release of a 1976 recording by the Bill Evans Trio, an autumn concert in Wisconsin that finds the influential pianist and his partners in outstanding...

Senegal's Orchestra Baobab returns with dance galore

Saturday, 22 April 2017, 16:54 Last update: about 6 days ago

Senegal's Orchestra Baobab honors a former bandmate on "Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng," a spicy mix of African and Cuban tempos with no rust and a fluctuating pulse. Relying on two-saxophone leads and...

Little Big Town return to roots, but stay in neutral

Friday, 21 April 2017, 16:53 Last update: about 6 days ago

Regular scheduled programming has resumed for Little Big Town. The quartet gets back to their country roots on "The Breaker" after exploring an electronic side with Pharrell Williams on 2016's...

Future shows different sides of himself in 2 albums

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 16:52 Last update: about 6 days ago

Future is easily one of today's hottest hip-hop artists. In the past two years, he's won over a wide range of listeners with his infectious tunes through several mixtapes along with his...

Even 'Middle of the Road' a blast with Eric Gales

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 16:51 Last update: about 6 days ago

There's nothing bland about "Middle of the Road," former teenage prodigy Eric Gales' 15th studio album ripe with funky blues-rock and blazing guitars. Lyrically rooted in Gales' sobering up, the...

Adult. make dance music for nervous breakdowns

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 16:49 Last update: about 6 days ago

Adult., "Detroit House Guests" (Mute Records) Adult. - the husband-and-wife team of Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller - have gained a level of reverence among the notoriously fickle fans within...

The Mavericks ' new CD is a spinning wheel of styles

Friday, 14 April 2017, 16:10 Last update: about 13 days ago

The Mavericks' "Brand New Day" is skillfully paced for the dancefloor, straddling the southern American borders and shores with a spinning wheel of styles and rhythms. Led by rhapsodic vocalist...

Plenty of clever twists from Peter Mulvey

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 16:09 Last update: about 13 days ago

Peter Mulvey is fond of alternate guitar tunings, and alternate sequencing. On his 17th and latest album, "The Last Song" is the third of 12 songs. "Song After the Last Song" comes eight songs later,...

In full seduction mode, Jose James takes a step back

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 16:08 Last update: about 13 days ago

After a few thrilling years of experimentation with R&B, hip-hop, electronica, neo-soul, indie rock and jazz, Jose James re-emerges this month in a quiet, more personal place. You might even call...

Seela sings of spiritual faith and doubt

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 16:10 Last update: about 13 days ago

Here's a lyric from Seela Misra that some metal band would be wise to steal: "You've got the devil cold-cocked in the mouth." Seela sings of spiritual faith and doubt on "Track You Down" and does...

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