New Releases from Cuneiform Records Reviewed

Source: The Vinyl District.

Silver Spring, MD’s long extant label Cuneiform Records offers a catalog worth celebrating, and in what’s becoming a bit of a tradition, the early months of 2017 have offered up a smorgasbord of fresh releases spotlighting the enterprise’s personality and continued importance; they hold the Ed Palermo Big Band’s plunge into jazz-rocking Anglophilia, the Chicago / London Underground’s ocean spanning avant-jazz summit meeting, The Microscopic Septet’s distinctive Downtown investigation of the blues, and Thinking Plague’s robust, socially-concerned art-rock. Diverse and clearly the result of dedicated music fans, all four are out now on compact disc and digital.