Articles tagged bill evans, jazz

15 Dec 2010 // 9:00 PM

Norah Jones: ...Featuring

What does it sound like to be a guest at your own party? This collection reveals that it is quite a variable affair.

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9 Dec 2010 // 8:58 PM

Scott Amendola Trio: Lift

Scott Amendola, the heir apparent to Art Blakey, finally makes a new album after five years. His band is smaller, but his sound continues to grow.

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6 Dec 2010 // 9:00 PM

Danilo Pérez: Providencia

The Panamanian pianist offers his richest and most detailed recording.

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Having been in the music business for over 40 years, Roscoe Mitchell isn't about to paint himself into a corner just yet.

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‘Frank Sinatra: Concert Collection’ The Master at Work, Captured Here

These live performances demonstrate Frank Sinatra's constant transformation; from the Jersey wiseguy monologues to singing that lays bare his soul, as though he’s shining a spotlight down a well.

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14 Nov 2010 // 8:56 PM

Bee Vs. Moth: Acronymous

Throughout Acronymous there are musical allusions to Don Caballero, Herb Alpert, Ornette Coleman, and, maybe distantly, a more raucous Calexico. In any case, their Austin roots are strong.

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Louis Armstrong: Hello, Louis! The Hit Years (1963-1969)

Nobody can explain why “Hello Dolly” hit #1 in 1964. But then, nobody can explain why Louis Armstrong didn't hit #1 all the time.

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Lake Street Dive: Lake Street Dive

Lake Street Dive is an astonishingly strong record, one that at times recalls the work of mid-period Chicago or Steely Dan or any variety of ‘70s AM-radio gold staples.

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Wyatt, Atzmon & Stephen: ...for the Ghosts Within

On the one hand, a thrilling collaboration between three brilliant, distinctive musicians; on the other, glorious evidence of the singular way in which Robert Wyatt continues to find wonder in the world.

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Sarah Wilson: Trapeze Project

Up-and-coming jazz musician Sarah Wilson wants to have it both ways, but a singular approach would benefit her style more.

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Download a Drip Audio Sampler for Yourself

In the past I have sang the praises of the Canadian label Drip Audio, home of No More Shapes, Inhabitants, Fond of Tigers, and lots

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4 Oct 2010 // 9:00 PM

Manu Katche: Third Round

Third Round is a rare accomplishment: an instrumental, smooth jazz album where you can actually remember the melodies and hum them later. It's also one where the reward outweighs the effort.

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2 Oct 2010 // 8:57 PM

Polar Bear: Peepers

This isn't your father's jazz.

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Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green: Apex

The student and the master of the alto sax record together. By listening alone, it's hard to tell which is which.

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22 Sep 2010 // 8:56 PM

Nathan Eklund Group: Coin Flip

On Coin Flip, the Nathan Eklund Group play jazz that's sometimes long and mostly snazzy, full of fluttery trumpet rides for the Starbucks crowd.

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Garrison Fewell’s Variable Density Sound Orchestra: Sound Particle 47

Garrison Fewell's second album with his tumultuous gang of horn-blowers and noisemakers is a jubilant cacophony that compromises absolutely nothing!

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The lead off track for Either/Orchestra’s latest album Mood Music for Time Travellers, “The (one of a kind) Shimmy”, is available for free

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Catalyst: The Complete Recordings, Volumes 1 & 2

1970s Philly jazz act Catalyst now has the means to break out of its formidable critical and cult following into worldwide acclaim.

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Chris Massey’s Nue Jazz Project: Vibrainium

Chris Massey leads a slinky outfit through original compositions as well as covers of Henderson and Corea.

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Suresh Singaratnam: Lost in New York

Singaratnam’s Lost in New York is an experiment in jazz that is too classically-influenced to be called experimental.

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