Picks and Pans Review: Worth a Listen

updated 08/07/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/07/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>CHIC LIVE AT THE BUDOKAN Chic (Sumthing Else) Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards's funk supergroup performed this final concert with guests Sister Sledge, Slash and Steve Win-wood in April 1996, shortly before bassist Edwards's death.

FREEDOM IS... The John Doe Thing (SpinArt) Kids know him as the dad on TV's Roswell. Grown-ups remember him as rhythm guitarist of the great L.A. cowboy punk band X. Here, his ex-X mate Exene Cervenkova contributes a guest vocal.

THE MAN IN A JUPITER HAT Lee Feldman (Bonafide) New York City-raised, conservatory-trained, Fats Waller-inspired piano man Feldman offers wry toasts to a few favorite things such as "Eastern Europe," "Monkeys" and "Drunken Melodies."

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