Articles tagged bill evans, jazz

The Off-Handed Cool of Michael Franks

Is he just a "smooth jazz" hack? Or is Michael Franks a real jazz singer whose best work from the '70s remains a viable way to sing today?

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Michael Franks: Time Together

The feather-voiced jazz singer, mellow as ever, and still clever.

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Dave King Trucking Company: Good Old Light

Bad Plus drummer Dave King is no stranger to the art of side projects. His latest band is, all in all, not bad.

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10 Aug 2011 // 9:00 PM

Starlicker: Double Demon

Chicago mainstay Rob Mazurek's new trio is guided by heavy drums and vibes that fill in the missing space.

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Matana Roberts: COIN COIN Chapter One: Gens de Couleur Libres

Roberts gives eloquent voice to the fractured nature of identity, the way conflicting identifications jostle for prominence in our psyches, the multiple consciousness of modern hybridity.

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Tareq Abboushi & Shusmo: Mumtastic

Wormed with Middle Eastern loops and hooks, and also playful, with a jazz playfulness

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Denny Zeitlin: Labyrinth: Live Solo Piano

Sophisticatedly conceived and presented simply, Denny Zeitlin's live solo performance is a modest marvel of old jazz played in new ways.

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28 Jul 2011 // 8:56 PM

Nguyên Lê: Songs of Freedom

Here's a trick: a five-minute "In A Gadda da Vida" that's more self-indulgent than the original!

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Larry Coryell: Larry Coryell with the Wide Hive Players

Larry Coryell is rogue, the Wide Hive Players aren't. Together, they make a pretty good album. There is, of course, room for improvement.

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Eric Harland: Voyager: Live By Night

Eric Harland is a drummer and composer to be reckoned with. And legally speaking, he can't run for president for another two years.

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Craig Taborn: Avenging Angel

This set invites reflection and negotiation even as it demands both energy and patience.

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Orchestre National de Jazz: Shut Up and Dance

Orchestre National de Jazz of France releases an album that needs to be heard rather than read about. Get it while the getting's good.

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The Preservation Hall Jazz Band & The Del McCoury Band - “I’ll Fly Away” (video)

Last night, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Del McCoury Band, joined forces for a foot-stomping, soul movin' version of the gospel classic "I'll Fly Away" on the stages of the Late Show with David Letterman.

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17 Jul 2011 // 8:57 PM

Jerry Granelli: 1313

Suspenseful work from a celebrated percussionist, if not altogether satisfying.

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David S. Ware/Cooper-Moore/William Parker/Muhammad Ali: Planetary Unknown

These four guys have known each other for years, yet this is the first album to feature all of them in the same room. Calling it a "doozy" is just a playful, feeble understatement.

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Ben Kono - “Paradise in Manzanar” Live

Tragedy has long moved artists to write, we all know that. Look at how many songs came out of the 9/11 attacks. Ben Kono, a hard-working

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Thelonious Monk: Monk’s Music

No matter how many times it gets reissued, a great album is still a great album. Monk's Music will never sound anything short of terrific.

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6 Jul 2011 // 8:59 PM

Chris Dingman: Waking Dreams

Chris Dingman's music is like walking into a clearing: it's marvelous, but you can't easily pin why.

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Bill Evans: The Sesjun Radio Shows

The great jazz pianist in the Netherlands in 1973, 1975, and 1979 -- never before released.

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Daniel Jamieson’s Danjam Orchestra: Sudden Appearance

Composer/arranger Daniel Jamieson fits big band music to his specifications.

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'Wanted' Is a Spaghetti Western That Will Leave You Wanting

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"The charisma of Giuliano Gemma and some stellar action sequences can't save this sub-par spaghetti western.

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