Music to Your Ears: Caravan East is an oasis of atmosphere
Aural Fixation: A sonic exercise aid
Sonic Reducer: Mantis Fist, Tina Sparkle, Crystal Stilts
Flyer on the Wall: Evil art, illegible typeface
In the personnel list on his latest album, The Gate (Concord Music), his credit reads: “Kurt Elling—Voice.” It’s an appropriate choice because Elling plays his voice the way an instrumentalist plays his ax.