David Sanburn's Here & Gone features guests like Joss Stone, Eric Clapton and Sam Moore, pays homage to the round, brash precision of Ray Charles' band and its director, Memphis alto saxman Hank Crawford, in the late '50s. In typical fashion, Sanburn goes for the musical jugular with sax tones that cry, dart and scream. Best track? "Brother Ray,' featuring guitarist Derek Trucks, which blisters as it swings.
Lindsey Buckingham's Gift of Screws - On one of the standouts of his fifth solo outing, the Fleetwood Macster sings about waiting for "The Right Place to Fade." But as this enchanting disc demonstrates, Buckingham is hardly ready to fade from the picture.
On his first album of new material in six years Time the Conqueror, Jackson Browne shows that time hasn't conquered him. Songs like the title track and "Giving That Heaven Away" make this 57 minutes well worth spending.