Heidi Dierssen

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  • 16 years ago | Reviews

    The Comedian Harmonists The Comedian Harmonists (Hannibal) Six guys. Five voices. One piano. That's all the Comedian Harmonists needed to make music that absolutely hits the bull's-eye on every level. Technically beyond belief, stylistically diver...

  • 16 years ago | Reviews

    Kandia Kouyate Kita Kan (Sterns) "Oh dear love, please forgive me: Ten cola nuts turn a woman into a slave." Having a pretty healthy ego, I'm convinced that my dowry in Mali would be worth at least eleven caffeine-stimulating cola nuts. Surely Wes...

  • 16 years ago | Reviews

    Harry Connick, Jr.'s new album Come by Me features a picture of him, his hair tousled, his tie askew, his face plastered with a little Mona Lisa, and he's doing this swinger thing with his hips. Okay, I guess you have to admit that the man is sexy...

  • 16 years ago | Reviews

    Salif Keita Mama (Metro Blue) If you wanted to oversimplify the short history of Afro-pop into neat categories, it would be easy. King Sunny Ade has the beats, Youssou N'Dour has the hits, and Salif Keita has the voice. But even that summation wou...

  • 16 years ago | Reviews

    8 1/2 Souvenirs Twisted Desire (RCA) Get out your poodle skirts and let's schwing, baby. The Austin, Texas-based quintet 8 1/2 Souvenirs is breaking out their groovy new CD, Twisted Desire. The band's sound has been called sophisticated, bohemian,...