New Reviews for June 21, 2024

From the Mars Hotel [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition]
Grateful Dead / Rbdo 2171
This 50th anniversary edition of the band's solid seventh studio album includes previously unreleased live concert recordings from the same time period.
- Fred Thomas
9 Sad Symphonies
Kill Rock Stars
Featuring an orchestral pop inspired by vintage Hollywood musicals, the typically irreverent Brit turns in her most earnest set yet.
- Marcy Donelson
Zinc Alloy and the Hidden Riders of Tomorrow
Edsel
This 50th anniversary reissue Contains "The Alternate Zinc Alloy: Change", a bonus disc of 24 fascinating 'work-in-progress' versions and demos.
Reflections, Vol. 2: Black Decelerant
RVNG
Debut effort from an ambient jazz duo who describe their music as a meditation on Black being and non-being.
- Paul Simpson
The Healer
Thrill Jockey
Genre-defying, patience-requiring post-metal expressing dystopian destruction and rebirth.
- Paul Simpson
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The First Vienna Concertos - Piano Concertos Nos. 11, 12, 13
Challenge Classics
Fortepiano-styled Mozart on a modern piano has considerable elegance and verve.
- James Manheim
Eternity
Naïve
Works loosely linked by the concept of eternity from a married duo piano couple that work together with notable closeness.
- James Manheim
Mendelssohn-Bach: Matthäus-Passion
Analekta
The first recording of a new edition of Mendelssohn's fascinating 1841 version of Bach's Matthäus-Passion.
- James Manheim
Brown Street
AllMusic Staff Pick - June 21, 2024
November 27, 2006
Recorded live at his Vienna club, the composer - pianist revisits his Weather Report repertoire courtesy of Vince Mendoza's new big band charts and a riveting, muscular performance by WDR Big Band of Cologne.
- Thom Jurek