Marked by a blended mastery of multiple genres — from jazz and R&B to hip-hop — Dinner Party is a perfect album for a time of pandemic, police brutality, and an uncertain future.
Though its prose veers into academic rough patches, the volume does what it sets out to do, brilliantly portraying how the delusive demon of meritocracy has led America into its current socioeconomic quagmire.
It didn’t take long for this eminently readable and bingeable collection to draw TV adaptation attention.
Leave it to guitarist Bill Frisell — he always knows where the musical goodies are to be found.
Seth Rogen puts in double duty as an early 20th century Jewish immigrant and his modern great grandson in a comedy that starts off sweet but leaves a bitter aftertaste.
This is a conductor and ensemble that have the measure of Max Bruch’s style and voice well in hand.
The Oxford band’s third album dispenses with personality in favor of bland trap pop.
This is not a music documentary, it’s a kind of jaunty-artsy immersion in and around the Newport Jazz festival, including scenes of the host city Newport, the America’s Cup race, festival goers, kids in playgrounds, etc.
This is a film for another moment in time, an imaginary if not necessarily utopian moment when being Jewish is less roiled and bedeviled from within and without.
Evaluations of a smorgasbord of Beethoven symphony recordings.