Articles tagged bill evans, jazz

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 // 9:59 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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Counterbalance No. 39: Miles Davis’ ‘Kind of Blue’

The Great List of the most acclaimed albums of all time makes its first foray into jazz, beginning with Miles Davis’ 1959 favorite. With no lyrics to quote, Counterbalance’s Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn are having difficulty writing this introduction.

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22 Jun 2011 // 8:21 AM

Big changes at Vancouver Jazz Festival

SEATTLE — Jazz aficionados scanning the schedule for the 26th Vancouver International Jazz Festival, which kicks off Friday, will no doubt have noticed the event has

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Yaron Herman Trio Plays Radiohead’s “No Surprises”

Not that I'm complaining, but why do jazz pianists like to cover Radiohead so much?

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Eric Hofbauer & the Infrared Band: Level

Jazz guitarist Eric Hofbauer dials back his bizarre tendencies as he forms a new band that sounds almost too competent.

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Billy Bang & Bill Cole: Billy Bang Bill Cole

Billy Bang and Bill Cole have a few things in common other than a similar first name and untempered instruments.

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16 Jun 2011 // 9:57 PM

Adam Kolker: Reflections

A rising jazz talent makes a stop-and-smell-the-roses-with-your-pals kind of album.

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14 Jun 2011 // 9:59 PM

Laszlo Gardony: Signature Time

Ivory tickler Laszlo Gardony's latest album is all taste and almost no flash. Is this good? Bad? Neither?

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Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo: Songs of Mirth and Melancholy

Alternately delicate and earthy saxophone/piano duets, rather splendid.

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Miles Davis: The Definitive Miles Davis on Prestige

The latest Miles Davis collection chronicles some of the best, most interesting and hungry tunes the legend ever offered.

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26 May 2011 // 10:00 PM

Nicholas Urie: My Garden

Like Bukowski, the gloomy laureate whose work is re-sounded here, Nichloas Urie is not afraid to walk on the dark side. He's also able to find fragments of beauty in the gloom.

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24 May 2011 // 9:59 PM

Telebossa: Telebossa

Bussmann surrounds Mello's soft voice with the sound of corks popping, and then circles around him in an avant-garde, repetitive way with the cello.

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19 May 2011 // 9:56 PM

Malika Zarra: Berber Taxi

The marriage of voice-and-keyboard jazz with gnawa, oud and various North African ideas is so deft that the joints never show.

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(It’s Always) Time For McCoy Tyner

McCoy Tyner epitomizes the restless spirit and inspiration that characterizes all of our great artists. He was already a master by the mid-’60s; his work with John Coltrane could be studied and analyzed the way entire catalogs of music get dissected by critics. He was neither sated nor satisfied though, so he kept pushing and his work became increasingly ambitious, wide in scope and rewarding

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Ernest Dawkins’ New Horizons Ensemble: The Prairie Project

Ernest Dawkins may have started the New Horizons Ensemble in 1978, but they're still thinking about those new horizons.

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