Music News 7/16/2020

RETURNING VOICES

Fiona Apple, FETCH THE BOLT CUTTERS (Epic, $13.98) – Fiona Apple released Fetch the Bolt Cutters digitally in April. It was ecstatically received by fans and reviewers.

Lianne La Havas, LIANNE LA HAVAS (Nonesuch, $14.98) – Ms. La Havas burst on the scene with 2012’s Is Your Love Big Enough. The British singer/songwriter returns with her distinct soul/pop songs.

The Chicks (formerly the Dixie Chicks), GASLIGHTER (Columbia, $13.98) – The return of the superstar trio (singer Natalie Maines and multi-instrumentalist sisters Martie Erwin Maguire and Emily Strayer), now simply known as the Chicks.

Willie Nelson, FIRST ROSE OF SPRING (Sony Legacy, $13.98) – The legend rolls on; Willie Nelson is back with new songs and his unmistakable voice, phrasing, and guitar.

 

NEW CLASSICAL & JAZZ

Takács Quartet & Garrick Ohlsson, ELGAR & BEACH PIANO QUINTETS (Hyperion, $19.98) – An inspired and creative pairing of piano quintets by Edward Elgar (1857 – 1934) and Amy Beach (1867 – 1944).

Rudresh Mahanthappa, HERO TRIO (Whirlwind, $15.99) – Alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthapp has a fierce, blazing sound. On Hero Trio, Rudresh, bassist François Moutin, and drummer Rudy Royston explore the great tradition of the saxophone trio in songs written or associated with Charlie Parker, Lee Konitz, Sonny Rollins, Ornette Coleman, Keith Jarrett, Stevie Wonder and Johnny Cash.