Missy's Music Picks for September

Sundance Books and Music has a wonderful selection of CDs and vinyl in a wide array of genres, including rock, jazz, classical, blues, folk, hip-hop and more. We carry new releases as well as classic favorites. And if you don't see what you're looking for, we're always happy to special order.

Bob Dylan - Springtime in New York: Bootleg Series Volume 16 1980-1985
The popular Bootleg Series continues, this time focusing on Dylan's very important early 1980s work. This period includes Infidels, one of his classic recordings from this era. The set contains a treasure trove of previously unreleased outtakes, alternate versions, rehearsal recordings, live performances, and more.

Henry Threadgill and Zooid - Poof
An iconoclastic jazz composer, saxophonist, and flautist, Threadgill charts the slippery territory between formal composition and improvisation. His vision is ably assisted by his longtime ensemble Zooid, and while his works fall outside the mainstream and erode conventions, they are always rhythmic and propulsive.

Bela Fleck - My Bluegrass Heart
Banjo virtuoso and fearless sonic explorer Bela Fleck releases his first traditional bluegrass album since 1991. Those who prefer acoustic Fleck rather than his work with the Flecktones will take solace here, and My Bluegrass Heart features a who's who of special guests, including Sam Bush, Molly Tuttle, Edgar Mayer, Sierra Hull, and many others.

Imagine Dragons - Mercury Act 1
Imagine Dragons, one of the best-selling rock bands of the last decade, returns with their fifth album. Collaborating with famed producer Rick Rubin (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash's American Recordings), the new songs explore themes of love, faith, pain, passion and loss.

Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club 25th Anniversary Edition
The recording that brought Cuban music to a much wider audience (and inspired a PBS documentary of the same name), is now released in a deluxe package. Original producer Ry Cooder has supplemented the album with loads of previously unreleased content from the original recording sessions.