Tom Moon http://wamc.org en A Sax Trio Taps Tradition While Thriving In The Present http://wamc.org/post/sax-trio-taps-tradition-while-thriving-present <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AueMO4N2BLA</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:44:00 +0000 Tom Moon 94929 at http://wamc.org A Sax Trio Taps Tradition While Thriving In The Present Album Review: 'While You Were Sleeping' http://wamc.org/post/album-review-while-you-were-sleeping Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, BYLINE: A jazz singer for the hip-hop generation - that's how Jose James was described after he released his first album last year for the famed Blue Note record label. James has now released a follow-up. It's called, While You Were Sleeping. And reviewer Tom Moon says the 35-year-old shows phenomenal growth.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING")<p>JOSE JAMES: (Singing) Shadows long upon my face. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Tom Moon 92824 at http://wamc.org Album Review: 'Everyday Robots' http://wamc.org/post/album-review-everyday-robots Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Damon Albarn's first solo album is out today. Albarn was the frontman of the acclaimed British rock band Blur in the '90s, and since 2000, he has spearheaded the multi-platinum group Gorillaz.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "THE WINDMILL")<p>GORILLAZ: (Singing) Take it all it on your stride. And it's sticking, falling down. Love forever...<p>SIEGEL: Reviewer Tom Moon says Albarn's new work seeks out the flipside to the Gorillaz' manic intensity. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:03:00 +0000 Tom Moon 89304 at http://wamc.org Album Review: 'Morning Phase' http://wamc.org/post/album-review-morning-phase Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>The singer and songwriter Beck is considered one of the most innovative artists of his generation. This week, he released "Morning Phase," his first new album in six years. Critic Tom Moon says the new record returns back to the brooding pop of 2002's "Sea Change," which many consider his best work.<p>TOM MOON: We hear it constantly. Everything in this on-demand culture seems to be moving fast and getting faster. Here's an exception: The new songs from noted contrarian Beck. They're slow. Deliciously, magnificently slow. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Tom Moon 84626 at http://wamc.org Album Review: 'Sun Structures,' By Temples http://wamc.org/post/album-review-sun-structures-temples Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>Finally this hour, a new perspective on the enduring influence of The Beatles. It comes from another four-piece British rock band called Temples. The group is from the town of Kettering. Critics have been raving about them since last summer. Their debut album, "Sun Structures," has now been released here in the U.S. And hearing it might whisk you away to 1960s Liverpool. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Tom Moon 83757 at http://wamc.org Pop's Resident Provocateur Fizzles On 'ARTPOP' http://wamc.org/post/pops-resident-provocateur-fizzles-artpop <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP3ctBs3510</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 20:14:00 +0000 Tom Moon 77525 at http://wamc.org Pop's Resident Provocateur Fizzles On 'ARTPOP' Tom Odell: A Polarizing New Voice Shows Promise http://wamc.org/post/tom-odell-polarizing-new-voice-shows-promise <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rgHYP0dD_4</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 20:33:00 +0000 Tom Moon 73816 at http://wamc.org Tom Odell: A Polarizing New Voice Shows Promise Pat Metheny And John Zorn: A Vivid Sound World http://wamc.org/post/pat-metheny-and-john-zorn-vivid-sound-world Guitarist <a href="http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CCwQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.npr.org%2Fartists%2F15124280%2Fpat-metheny&ei=-tebUbSCINf-4APLkICAAQ&usg=AFQjCNHXjWctRNt3bG2V1msmN_686O3S0w&sig2=PZZXJTdrbtVPfD-eaYgRRw&bvm=bv.46751780,d.dmg" target="_blank">Pat Metheny</a> is revered for his bright, accessible modern jazz. Saxophonist and composer <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15510102/john-zorn">John Zorn</a> is associated with much knottier, often dissonant experiments. Metheny's new <em>Tap: John Zorn's Book of Angels, Vol. Tue, 21 May 2013 21:31:00 +0000 Tom Moon 65242 at http://wamc.org Pat Metheny And John Zorn: A Vivid Sound World Dawes' Story Gets A Fine New Chapter http://wamc.org/post/dawes-story-gets-fine-new-chapter <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH8Jjz6PRYk</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 20:49:00 +0000 Tom Moon 62842 at http://wamc.org Dawes' Story Gets A Fine New Chapter Phil Ramone, A Record Producer Who Made Simplicity Sound Sublime, Dies http://wamc.org/post/phil-ramone-record-producer-who-made-simplicity-sound-sublime-has-died <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo9t5XK0FhA</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ealy0P7bicQ</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY9Pv_aTmnE</p> Sat, 30 Mar 2013 20:13:29 +0000 Tom Moon 61086 at http://wamc.org Phil Ramone, A Record Producer Who Made Simplicity Sound Sublime, Dies