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Down Beat (p.75) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "[T]he group's arrangement of 'Seven Steps To Heaven' is inventive and enough off-kilter to keep it fresh....This band is adept at tight rhythmic intervals..."0.2050861

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Entertainment Weekly (p.75) - "[H]e breathes fresh life into Weather Report classics and the gem he penned for Miles Davis..." -- Grade: ADown Beat (p.62) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Zawinul's formidable keyboard skills plus Vince Mendoza's arrangements, a superb rhythms section and a powerhouse big band add up to a gem."JazzTimes (p.79) - "Credit goes to all for creating a rarity -- a big band recording that grooves."0.1526488

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Down Beat (p.90) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "It's a treat hearing Parker romp on alto....His singing, too, is warm and affecting..."Living Blues (p.66) - "The musicianship is superb, and the funk boils throughout....Parker and his bandsmen have cooked up a musical stew as spicy and fresh as the original cuisine on which it's based."Harp (magazine) (p.116) - "Parker and the big band bring greasy fatback rhythms to a handful of earlier Parker tunes -- culminating with 17-plus minutes of 'Pass the Peas'..."0.1367241

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Down Beat (p.68) - 4 1/2 stars out of 5 - "A FORTNIGHT IN FRANCE shows Barber's band as tight, effective and interesting."JazzTimes (p.106) - "[F]illed with delightful surprises. A couple of fan favorites...are here. Everything else is fresh, new and intoxicating..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.97) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Both the fragility and the intensity in Barber's music is heightened in live performance, and these location recordings made in springtime 2004 in France capture her magic marvelously."0.1367241

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Q (3/95, p.112) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...Whilst other jazz innovators mapped out new harmonic and melodic realms, Brubeck and his band were forging time signatures anew, giving the music the wonky grace of a gazelle running the 200 metre hurdles..."Down Beat (p.61) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Both 'Kathy's Waltz' and 'Strange Meadow Lark' contain melodies and moods that keep one hearing new things time and again..."Mojo (Publisher) (12/99, p.131) - "...superb remastering puts you in the room and brings out all the shimmer of Joe Morello's drums. Jazz-lite it may be, but jazz-lite has seldom been bettered."Record Collector (magazine) (p.83) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "Brubeck's music employed unorthodox time signatures that owed more to western classical music, perhaps, than jazz....TIME OUT sounds as fresh and vibrant as it must have done back in 1959."0.1196336

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Rolling Stone (p.176) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Staples shows sheer vocal authority, and she can still deliver a spine-chilling 'amen.'"Uncut (p.140) - 3 stars out of 5 -"[A] minor gem. A good band and decent songs bring out the best in her still-smouldering voice."Down Beat (p.76) - 4.5 stars out of 5 - "The production is fresh throughout and Staples' throaty vocals remain unparalleled."Living Blues (pp.38-9) - "[S]he warns, cajoles, encourages, and challenges us in a voice both rich with wisdom and redolent with the light of faith..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.114) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[I]ts dozen mostly self-penned tracks comprise a solid set that combines the uplift of Staples' Stax-era soul with flashes of the searching, spooky gospel of the group's Vee-Jay years. Worth the wait."0.1025431

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Entertainment Weekly (11/16/01, pp.130,133) - "...These 230 tracks detail how her expressive devices sharpened even as her identity blurred..." - Rating: B+Q (11/01, pp.138-9) - 4 out of 5 stars - "...This is the sound of Holiday at her height, before drugs and booze thinned out that hypnotic voice."Down Beat (1/02, pp.52-3) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...You can listen to this music all your life, and with every hearing discover layers whose existence you hadn't suspected; LADY DAY sounds just that fresh each and every time."JazzTimes (12/01, pp.127-8) - "...This brilliant body of work cemented Holiday's reputation as the greatest jazz singer of all time..."Vibe (11/01, p.150) - 5 discs out of 5 - "...The proximity of joy and sadness gives you the chills..."Mojo (Publisher) (12/01, p.126) - "...The music is some of the best small group vocal jazz ever..."0.09826189

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Rolling Stone (p.82) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The turn towards the dance floor makes sense: Yeah Yeah Yeahs are drawing on a tradition of arty New York dance punk that extends from the Talking Heads to TV on the Radio, whose guitarist, Dave Sitek, co-produced IT'S BLITZ!"Spin (p.84) - "[T]he alternative pop album of the decade -- one that imbues the Killers' HOT FUSS and MGMT's ORACULAR SPECTACULAR with a remarkable emotional depth and finesse."Spin (p.33) - Ranked #2 in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2009" -- "IT'S BLITZ! did what a third album should: push a successful formula in a thrillingly risky direction."Entertainment Weekly (p.64) - "Karen O spends much of IT'S BLITZ! delivering her yearning yowl over gently burbling keyboard chords instead of Zinner's trademark circular-saw riffs....Subbing out an instrument and switching up the tempo that way is a fairly radical change." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly (p.102) - Included in Entertainment Weekly's 'Best Albums of 2009' -- "Nick Zinner's hipster-Hendrix guitar squalls are replaced with moody-smoothy synth work."Down Beat (p.58) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he deeper you move into IT'S BLITZ! the better it gets thanks to the variety and delivery."Blender (Magazine) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "IT'S BLITZ is the sound of a band reborn with new momentum, and on an album that requires dancing, the message is clear: It doesn't matter where you came from. Just keep moving."Pitchfork (Website) - "[T]he Yeah Yeah Yeahs still create great, compelling pop-rock, largely because of the way the songs themselves are organized, with conventional verse-chorus structures repeatedly eschewed in favor of detours, miniature grooves and lengthy asides..."Clash (magazine) (p.106) - "With new influences and some widescreen moments, IT'S BLITZ finds Yeah Yeah Yeahs refreshed, rejuvenated and raring to go."Record Collector (magazine) (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Opener 'Zero' sees them wholeheartedly embracing the 80s revival wave -- only, trust them to do it with a fresh rawness that's as invigorating as anything on their debut EP."Uncut (magazine) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "IT'S BLITZ! bristles and sighs with the confidence of a group that has found a way to evolve into something glossy and commercially aerodynamic without entirely losing sight of its grimy garage-rock past."0.06836203

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