Another week for the Icons. Paul Weller, Tony Bennett, Willie Nelson, and Richard Thompson all have records coming out this week.
Willie Nelson – My Way
Willie can roll out of bed and handle anybody’s songbook. This time it is Frank Sinatra’s.
Richard Thompson – 13 Rivers
This one really highlights a masterful guitar player at the peak of his powers.
Tony Bennett and Diana Krall – Love Is Here To Stay
First k.d. Lang, then Lady Gaga, now Diana Krall. Tony Bennett certainly has a way with the ladies.
Paul Weller – The Meanings
Sir Paul Weller is aging quite well. This one takes on a bit of a Jazzy tone, but is still a must listen for all Weller Fans.
Alejandro Escovedo – The Crossing
On this, his first album since relocating from Austin to Dallas, Escovedo delivers a song cycle that tries to answer the question what would have happened if he had tried to migrate to the U.S. in these times instead of 60 years ago as his father did.