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David Berkman, Self-Portrait Review

AKIE BERMISS: My first admission has to be simply that I am not some huge David Berkman fan.  I’ve known of him for quite some time and I’m always really pleased to hear him, but in the crush of trying…

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Paul McCartney’s Latest

SONIA BRAND-FISHER: The beginning of Paul McCartney’s new album of classic standards begins with a swinging, jazzy prelude to “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter.” It sounds like the beginning of any martini party playlist, soon to be followed by the voices of Ella, Louie, Billie, Dean, Frank, or Peggy. Yet then, we hear the soft, whispering tones from the aging voice of a rock and roll legend, and the tone shifts

DAVE TOMAR: Paul McCartney looks increasingly like somebody’s grandmother. So it’s fitting that he should make a record my grandmother would love. This is no insult. My grandmother has great taste. Continue reading

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