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Thursday, October 23 2014

Jazz May Be Reeling in Terms of Record Sales, But It’s Thriving As an Art Form

What if today’s jazz is a little bit Bill Frisell and a little bit Ornette Coleman?


Monday, September 29 2014

Sun Ra and His Arkestra: In the Orbit of Ra

On In the Orbit of Ra Sun Ra collaborator and Arkestra member Marshall Allen presents a portrait of the jazz legend every bit as complicated and strange as a cross-section of his reality could possibly be.


Friday, May 23 2014

“I Get Off on Intense Atmospheres”: An Interview with Gazelle Twin

We speak with Elizabeth Bernholz, the woman behind the Gazelle Twin project, about the relation of music to the natural landscape, the nature of performing, and the work of David Lynch.


Monday, October 7 2013

John Zorn + Ryuichi Sakamoto: Zorn@60, 4 October 2013 - Japan Society, New York

An entirely improvised performance by two of the scene's avant-garde composers


Wednesday, June 5 2013

Barn Owl: V

On their new album V, it's all about the layers. Pull enough back and you'll find the most complex Barn Owl album to date.


Monday, May 6 2013

Deerhunter: Monomania

Music is a neccessity for Bradford Cox, and on Monomania he asks whether or not that's good for him.


Thursday, May 19 2011

Todd Reynolds: Outerborough

"Daredevil" composer Todd Reynolds has offered up a huge album, plentiful in every possible that way music can be. It's worth the trouble.


Tuesday, February 8 2011

Subtle Lip Can: Subtle Lip Can

Music like this hardly ever gets made. Eat your beefheart out, avant-garde fans.


Sunday, November 21 2010

Exploding Star Orchestra: Stars Have Shapes

It's not every day that a group this large can sound this unified and great.


Wednesday, November 3 2010

Nels Cline: Dirty Baby

Just when I thought Nels Cline couldn't get any more challenging or confrontational, he goes and makes an album like this.


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