Music News 11/7/2019


The Good Ones, RWANDA, YOU SHOULD BE LOVED (Anti, $16.98) – On September 28 at Politics and Prose, the Good Ones, from Rwandan, sang songs from their forthcoming album, during an author event with producer Ian Brennan for his book Silenced by Sound. Now their album, Rwanda, You Should Be Loved, has arrived. The three members—Adrien Kazigira, Janvier Havugimana, and Javan Mahoro—are farmers in rural Rwanda, and began the band as a healing project after the genocide. The Good Ones play acoustic guitars, sing beautiful harmony vocals, and play percussion (often using boots or farm tools).

Jon Batiste, CHRONOLOGY OF A DREAM: Live at the Village Vanguard (Verve, $14.98) – The second volume of songs from Jon Batiste’s performances at the Vanguard. Volume One is title Anatomy of Angels.

THE TIME FOR PEACE IS NOW (Luaka Bop, $16.99) – Gospel R&B from the 1970s, compiled by Greg Belson. This is the second volume in Luaka Bop’s World Spirituality Classics, following their Alice Coltrane ashram songs release in 2017.

Vagabon, VAGABON (Nonesuch, $14.98) -

Mandy Patinkin, CHILDREN & ART (Nonesuch, $14.98) – The Broadway star, accompanied by pianist Thomas Bartlett, sings songs by Stephen Sondheim, Tom Waits, Randy Newman, Laurie Anderson, Lyle Lovett, Chocolate Genius, Rufus Wainwright, among others.


SCHUMANN: MYRTHEN (Sony Classical, $13.98) – The second volume in Christian Gerhaher’s complete Schumann lieder project, with soprano Camilla Tilling. They are accompanied Gerhaher’s long-time pianist, Gerold Huber.

VIVALDI: CONCERTI PER VIOLONCELLO III (Naïve, $16.99) – Cellist Christopher Coin and L’Onda Armonica continue the Vivaldi Edition (this is Volume 61).

WEINBERG: CHAMBER MUSIC (Deutsche Grammophon, $14.98) – The revival of the music of Mieczyslaw Weinberg (1919 – 1996) continues. Violinist Gidon Kremer has been onne of his greatest champions. Kremer, along with pianist Yulianna Avdeeva, and cellist Giedré Dirvanauskait, play 3 Pieces for Violin and Piano, Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in A minor, and Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 6.


Allison Moorer, BLOOD (Autotilic, $12.98) – Allison Moorer’s new memoir, also entitled Blood (Da Capo), came out last week.

Tegan and Sara, HEY, I’M JUST LIKE YOU (Warner Brothers, $13.98) – Twin sisters Tegan and Sara Quinn re-recorded early songs they wrote for Hey, I’m Just Like You. They also wrote a new memoir, High School (MCD).

Booker T. Jones, NOTE BY NOTE (Edith Street, $13.98) – Booker T. Jones, keyboardist of Booker T and the MGs (the house band at Stax Records), later went on to be a producer and key collaborator with artists from many genres, including Willie Nelson, Bill Withers, Ray Charles, and Neil Young. His new memoir is entitled

Time is Tight (Little Brown), with each chapter the title of a famous Booker T-associated song.