Music News 6/10/2020

PRE-ORDER THE UPCOMING BOB DYLAN & YO-YO MA/CHRIS THILE

On Friday, June 19, two highly anticipated albums are coming out:

Bob Dylan’s first album of original material, ROUGH AND ROWDY WAYS (Columbia, two-disc set) is out, including the epic song, “Murder Most Foul.”

Meanwhile, on NOT OUR FIRST GOAT RODEO (Sony Classics), cellist Yo-Yo Ma collaborates once again with mandolinist Chris Thile, fiddler Stuart Dunca, and bassist Edgar Meyer for their second “Goat Rodeo” Americana project. And singer Aoife O’Donovan is also aboard for a couple of songs.

 Let me know if you’d like to order either (or both) by emailing me directly: agoldinger@politics-prose.com

NEW JOHN SCOFIELD

Electric guitarist John Scofield pays tribute to a mentor, electric bassist Steve Swallow, on SWALLOW TALES (ECM). All the tunes are by Swallow, who plays in the trio, along with drummer Bill Stewart.