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Wednesday, May 19 2010

The Souljazz Orchestra: Rising Sun

Showing an equal fidelity to the ongoing project of Afrobeat and to the creation of contemporary grooves, the Souljazz Orchestra can confidently take their place alongside other globally dispersed proponents of Afro-modern music.


The Music of Bill Evans with Bill Charlap and Jim Hall: 14 May 2010 - New York

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater was a perfectly complimentary acoustical setting for Bill Evans' repertoire last Friday night.


Sunday, April 4 2010

Omar Sosa & NDR Bigband: Ceremony

Once again, Omar Sosa has produced a distinct take on world jazz while renewing his own exploratory project, all within the carefully orchestrated confines of ritual space and time-honored practice.


Wednesday, February 17 2010

Akira Sakata & Chikamorachie: Friendly Pants

For all of its strength, poise, and extroversion, Friendly Pants does little to create any particular sensation, and instead operates more as a skill showcase for the musicians involved.


Friday, February 12 2010

Always Know; Monk Always

Conspicuously absent from PM’s list of the best nonfiction for 2009 is Robin D. G. Kelly’s comprehensive biography of the high priest of bop, Thelonious Sphere Monk.


Monday, January 25 2010

Maiysha: 23.Jan.10 - New York

Maiysha takes The Blue Note stage to record live follow-up to her Grammy-nominated debut.


Monday, November 23 2009

Frank Sinatra: Christmas with Sinatra and Friends

Christmas with Sinatra and Friends works because Sinatra sounds his best when he's around other people.


Monday, November 16 2009

Mulatu Astatke: New York, Addis, London; The Story of Ethio Jazz 1965-1975

Astatke has a great capacity for intelligent play, the James Joyce kind of innovation that isn't afraid to be slangy and entertaining at the same time that it chases a serious purpose.


Tuesday, November 10 2009

Carla Bley: Carla’s Christmas Carols

These beautifully arranged pieces place this among the really enjoyable and surprising Christmas albums.


Wednesday, November 4 2009

Mario Adnet & Philippe Baden Powell: Afrosambajazz: The Music of Baden Powell

Brazilian guitarist and composer Baden Powell has his music treated to rich and beautiful jazz arrangements.


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Easy Virtue (Reviews) [22.Sep.09]
Robert Glasper Loves the Groove (Features) [27.Aug.09]
Ximena Sarinana: Mediocre (Capsule Reviews) [17.May.09]
Ximo Tebar & Ivam Jazz Ensemble: Steps (Capsule Reviews) [5.May.09]
The Best Jazz of 2008 (Features) [16.Dec.08]
Jenny Scheinman: Crossing (Reviews) [9.Dec.08]
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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