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Music News 09/19/2012
WIN TICKETS TO STEVE COLEMAN AT THE ATLAS
On Wednesday, September 26, alto saxophonist Steve Coleman kicks off a very strong fall and spring season of jazz and new music concerts at the Atlas. Coleman co-founded the M-Base music collective in the 1980s, and his rhythmic compositional strategies have been influenced by studies in Cuba, Senegal, and India. His bands have included Cassandra Wilson, and more recently, vocalist Jen Shyu, and drummers Dafnis Prieto and Tyshawn Sorey.
The Atlas is generously offering three pairs of tickets to see Steve Coleman and his band. If you'd like to enter to win, email firstname.lastname@example.org , and write TICKETS in the subject field.
For more information on the Atlas's great seasons of jazz and new music, click here.
Isabelle Faust, Bach: Sonatas & Partitas Vol. 2 (Harmonia Mundi, $18.98) – The first volume of violinist Isabelle Faust's Bach Sonatas and Partitas came out more than two years ago. It was highly praised, and fans have waited for volume two ever since. (In the meantime, Ms Faust has released great recordings of Brahms, Berg, Beethoven and Shostakovich.)
Paul Simon, Live in New York City (Hear Music, 2 CDs & 1 DVD, $19.98) – If you were fortunate enough to see Paul Simon on his So Beautiful or So What tour last spring (he sang at Constitution Hall and the 9:30 Club), you saw a master at work. Mr. Simon and his superb band offered a choice sampling from his songbook, from “The Sound of Silence” to “Rewrite” (one of the great songs from So Beautiful). The 2-CD/1 DVD set records his show at Webster Hall. Enjoy.
Aimee Mann, Charmer (Superego Records, $13.98) – Backed by chiming, ringing guitars, these melodies are some of Aimee Mann's best.
John Hiatt, Mystic Pinball (New West, $17.98) – John Hiatt writes great songs, and a host of stars have sung them, most notably Bonnie Raitt and Rosanne Cash. But the best vocalist for his songs is the bluesy John Hiatt himself. His new album comes out next Tuesday, full of more great songs, backed by some dirty roots-rock guitars.
Hiatt and his band will be rocking the Birchmere this weekend, September 21-23.
Dwight Yoakam, 3 Pears (Warner Brothers, $13.98) – The country rocker is back.
Cat Power, Sun (Matador, $14.98)
- András Goldinger