Picks and Pans Review: Worth a Liston
THE BEST OF P.M. DAWN P.M. Dawn (Gee Street/V2) Lovely melodies and high, soaring harmonies are not attributes always associated with hip-hop music. But these two New Jersey rappers wrap their rhymes in just such rare, rich textures.
OUTBOUND Béla Fleck & the Fleck-tones (Columbia) Call it jazzgrass. Banjo plucker extraordinaire Fleck leads her band through a rousing, mostly instrumental song cycle with vocal interludes provided by Shawn Colvin and Jon Anderson.