Michael Feinstein with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra We Dreamed These Days: The veteran vocalist and pianist continues to play from his American Songbook, this time with a world class orchestra. Highlights include Johnny Mercer’s “I Remember You” and Henry Mancini’s “Two For The Road."
Ledisi Pieces of Me: Her name means “to bring forth” in Nigerian, and this Northern California soulstress brings the funk and soul on this worthy follow up to her 2009 Grammy-nominated album, Turn Me Loose.
Old 97’s Grand Theatre Volume 2: The alt-country veterans rollick through an energetic set, with a hint of nostalgia and pyschedelia.
Neil Young A Treasure: The latest live release from Young’s seemingly bottomless archive, this comes from his 1984-85 U.S. tour and features a stellar country sound and supporting cast, and five previously unreleased songs.
Pat Metheny What’s It All About?: The master jazz guitarist returns with a solo acoustic album of diverse cover songs. Highlights include beautiful versions of Paul Simon’s “The Sound of Silence,” and the Beatles’ “And I Love Her.”