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Cassandra Wilson, Christopher O'Riley on Radiohead, The Polyphonic Spree

Modern torch songs with Cassandra Wilson; the gloomy, introspective Lisa Germano; Christopher O'Riley's piano transcripts of Radiohead; have a day with The Polyphonic Spree; Doo wop pioneers The Ravens; and the Stagger Lee story from Taj Mahal.

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Cassandra Wilson, Christopher O'Riley on Radiohead, The Polyphonic Spree

Harvest Moon

This collection updates the classic torch song with trip hop rhythms and electronica.


This is a gorgeous but gloomy CD from Lisa Germano who says her music is best listened to alone.

Everything in its Right Place

Christopher O'Riley fell in love with Radiohead's 1997 album, OK Computer and decided to transcribe the music for solo piano.

Have a Day / Celebratory

This happy-go-lucky group includes 23 musicians performing upbeat songs of celebration.

Lilacs in the Rain

The Ravens were one of the most influential R&B groups, creating a style and sound that would be imitated for decades to come.

Stagger Lee

Stagger Lee" has been covered hundreds of times by all kinds of artists. It tells the true story of Lee Sheldon murdering William Lyons (reportedly) over a Stetson hat.