Mick Jagger - Goddess in the Doorway Review by Gary Hill Mick Jagger has given us a winner in his new solo release Goddess in The Doorway. The album has both a modern texture and reflections of his Rolling Stones roots. More
Tommy James - Hold The Fire Review by Gary Hill So, you remember Tommy James, don't you? This guy was a hit machine in the day and now he has his first new studio album for the new millennium. If the name sounds familiar, but you can't quite place the music these three titles should give you a clue, "I Think We're Alone Now," "Mony Mony" and "Crimson and Clover." More
Harlan Jefferson - You’re All I Need Review by Gary Hill You’re All I Need is the third CD from Rockford, Illinois based jazz saxophonist Harlan Jefferson. It’s a disc that is at times sheer brilliance. It’s also a disc that, while not perfect, is consistently very strong. More
Jet Motor Crash - Personal Space Review by Gary Hill The second album from California band Jet Motor Crash, this one is solid, but could be better. The band creates a blend of music that is all hard alternative rock, but seems to lean heavily on metal and punk. More
Joetown - Pills and Ammo Review by Gary Hill If you like your rock hard edged and raw with lots of retro music textures in the mix, then this is an album you need to check out. With plenty of 1970’s rock woven into this, it’s a great album that’s sure to entertain. More
Elton John - Songs From The West Coast Review by Gary Hill Amongst the musicians playing on this album are Elton's longtime cohorts Davey Johnstone and Nigel Olsson. Also joining him are such musical icons as Stevie Wonder, Rufus Wainwright, and Billy Preston. More
Johnfish Sparkle - Johnfish Sparkle Review by Gary Hill When you first put this disc in it’s easy to think it’s an alternative rock disc. I suppose to a degree it is. The truth is, though, it’s more retro rock (with several aspects of that genre demonstrated) than anything else. More
Tenry Johns - The King Kong Rocker-In Here Tonight Review by Gary Hill Far too often the blues can come across as generic and lacking in variety. There are few artists who manage to pull off a form of the style that is based in a traditional vein and is still varied enough to entertain. More
Seu Jorge - Live at Montreux 2005 Review by Gary Hill While this disc probably won't be for everyone, those looking for a great slice of world music that cuts across borders should check it out. While all the lyrics are in Portuguese, it doesn't really matter.
Judah The Lyrical Rev - It Is What It Is Review by Gary Hill So you say you don’t like hip-hop because of the glorification of drugs and violence and the degradation of women? Well, you won’t find any of that here. This disc is a very strong album with a positive message.
The Junior Varsity - Cinematographic Review by Gary Hill OK, I don’t think anyone will ever use terms like “original” or “unique” to describe The Junior Varsity’s music. More than likely you’ll hear phrases like “high energy,” “fun” and “strong.”