MILES DAVIS Live In Berlin 1969 CD
*** "Previously unreleased performance by the 1969 Miles Davis Quintet with Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette. In his autobiography, Miles would state that this group was 'really a bad motherfucker'."
GOGOL BORDELLO Trans-Continental Hustle CD
*** "Trans-Continental Hustle combines the band's radical invocations of positive primal energy and planetary consciousness with music infused with Ska, Metal, Punk, Rap, Dub and intimations of indigenous Brazilian sounds to produce a party maelstrom of electrifying proportions."
JUAN MACLEAN Dj Kicks CD
*** Spectacularly reviewed mix from former SIX FINGER SATELLITE member and current DFA artist, Juan MacLean. Mixed with two turntables in a single take, this is deep house - the past mixed with jams from the last five years.
ROVA & NELS CLINE SINGERS The Celestial Septet CD
*** "The Celestial Septet is the Nels Cline Singers + the Rova Saxophone Quartet - a trio of guitar, bass, and drums, and a quartet of saxophones ranging from baritone to sopranino. Elements of jazz, rock, fusion, late-20th-century classical, minimalism, and noise inform their combined efforts."