The Malta Independent 27 July 2017, Thursday


Trombone Shorty album displays another growth spurt

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 16:10 Last update: about 2 months ago

Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews reinforces his commitment to New Orleans on "Parking Lot Symphony," a rich, energetic collection of funk, R&B, and even dirges and pop. As is his calling card,...

U2's 'Joshua Tree' tour is timely 30 years later

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 16:09 Last update: about 2 months ago

On "The Joshua Tree" tour, they're delivering the message sonically and visually, backed by a stadium-wide high-resolution video screen. Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. wrapped...

Malta Summer Jazz Festival Camp 2017 programme announced

Monday, 12 June 2017, 12:52 Last update: about 2 months ago

The Malta Jazz Festival, in collaboration with Valletta 2018 and the Johann Strauss School of Music, and as part of the Jazz on the Fringe activities, is proud to present the fifth edition of...

Tenor Kaufmann goes it alone in Mahler's 'Lied von der Erde'

Saturday, 10 June 2017, 16:44 Last update: about 3 months ago

Placido Domingo sang it with Bo Skovhus. Fritz Wunderlich with Christa Ludwig. And now Jonas Kaufmann with ... Jonas Kaufmann! Gustav Mahler wrote "Das Lied von der Erde" ("The Song of the...

Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' join up for uplifting blues

Friday, 9 June 2017, 16:44 Last update: about 3 months ago

The first collaboration by Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' - the trailblazer and his by-now experienced disciple - is an easy listen. It's as a blues album when "TajMo" sounds best, like Mo's resonator...

Not just 'Sgt. Pepper': Many 1967 musical firsts echo today

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 16:43 Last update: about 3 months ago

"Sgt. Pepper" was only the beginning. Half a century after the Beatles' psychedelic landmark, it stands as just one of many musical astonishments of 1967 that shaped what we listen to now. The...

Maturity hasn't stolen Justin Townes Earle's muse

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 16:43 Last update: about 3 months ago

Justin Townes Earle seems to have put away some of the demons that animated his earlier work. He's sober, newly married and about to become a father, and the songs he writes don't sound as...

Davies relays his 'Americana' experience in song

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 16:42 Last update: about 3 months ago

Think of "Americana," the first release of new material from former Kinks frontman Ray Davies in nine years, as a musical memoir of sorts. It's a welcome return for one of rock's signature voices and...

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