Contributor Bill Flanagan previews some of fall’s most anticipated new releases, from pop to classical and jazz:
The biggest date of the fall music season is November 10th. That’s when Taylor Swift‘s sixth album, “Reputation,” arrives. Swift has gone from teen star to adult artist and from country to pop without missing a step or making a mistake.
To watch Taylor Swift perform “Look What You Made Me Do,” from the album “Reputation,” click on the video player below.
Forty years after the death of the great soprano Maria Callas, Warner Classics is releasing “Maria Callas: The Live Recordings 1949-1964” — a 42-CD box set. That’s quite a large box! Verdi, Wagner, Puccini — Callas sings the pantheon. This is immortal music.
The jazz world is leaning forward in anticipation of “Harmony of Difference,” the new album from Kamasi Washington, the brilliant young composer-saxophonist who blew everyone away with his 2015 triple album, “The Epic.” Anything less than a masterpiece will be considered a disappointment. No pressure!
To watch Kamasi Washington perform “Truth,” from the EP album “Harmony of Difference,” click on the video player below.
U2 has finally finished the much-delayed “Songs of Experience.” It’s coming on the first of December. It’s the album U2 fans hoped they still had in them.
To hear U2 perform “You’re the Best Thing About Me,” from the album “Songs of Experience,” click on the video player below.
In October the brilliant Chinese pianist Lang Lang will…