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Sunday, May 17 2009

Ximena Sarinana: Mediocre

Her pop-soul tone has an indomitable spine.


Sunday, May 10 2009

Mélanie Dahan: La Princesse et les Croque-Notes

All of this is electric, attractive.


Tuesday, May 5 2009

Ximo Tebar & Ivam Jazz Ensemble: Steps

There's heat in here, yet the listener is never allowed to forget that steady hands are in control.


Sunday, April 5 2009

Coltrane: The Story of a Sound by Ben Ratliff

Ratliff eschews the typical trappings of routine biography to plumb more profound ideas of musical language, identity, and influence.


Tuesday, December 16 2008

The Best Jazz of 2008

More than ever, the best jazz is coming from small labels, and more than ever the best draws a decent slice from the dynamics of rock and pop music without itself being a commercial venture.


Tuesday, December 9 2008

Jenny Scheinman: Crossing

The jazz/Americana/anything violinist creates a new set of riveting soundscapes.


Tuesday, December 2 2008

Kind of Blue Revisited: The 50th Anniversary of the Greatest (Jazz) Album of All Time

A staple of modern music for nearly 50 years, Kind of Blue is near-impossible to hear with fresh ears. But perhaps that is precisely why it needs some re-examining.


Sunday, November 23 2008

Miles on Miles, ed Paul Maher Jr., Michael K. Dorr

Davis never wanted to stop moving, always wanted to be doing something, pissing somebody off, and driving people wild.


Thursday, July 17 2008

Various Artists: Assemblage 1998-2008

Cryptogramophone's triumphant 2-CD retrospective is highly listenable, accessible, and immensely engaging. What is the opposite of under the radar? Cryptogramophone is headed there.


Huong Thanh & Nguyen Le: Fragile Beauty (Capsule Reviews) [20.Feb.08]
Jazz by Bob Blumenthal (Reviews) [11.Feb.08]
Eliane Elias: Something for You (Reviews) [11.Feb.08]
Joel Frahm: We Used to Dance (Capsule Reviews) [28.Aug.07]
Akiko Tsuruga: Sweet and Funky (Capsule Reviews) [23.Aug.07]
Chris Byars: Photos in Black, White and Gray (Capsule Reviews) [22.Aug.07]
Jazz drummer Max Roach dies (News) [17.Aug.07]
Somi: Red Soil in My Eyes (Capsule Reviews) [6.Jun.07]
Pat Martino: El Hombre (Reviews) [22.Apr.07]
Ornette finally gets props (Crazed by the Music) [19.Apr.07]
Robert Glasper: In My Element (Reviews) [11.Apr.07]
Best Jazz of 2006 (Features) [10.Dec.06]
Pat Martino: Think Tank (Reviews) [11.Dec.03]
Fred Anderson: On the Run (Reviews) [12.Nov.01]
Pat Martino: Live at Yoshi’s (Reviews) [21.Jun.01]
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