Wednesday, November 5 2014
This set, performed just nine months before Coltrane's death, shows both the impressive openness of his late-era band and the limitations of its sound.
Friday, October 31 2014
No matter what category you pigeonhole him into, jazz clarinetist Louis Sclavis turns his sounds into a miniature miracle.
Friday, October 10 2014
Avant garde pianist Shipp explores his musical past through this contemporary solo set, hinting at where we may find him in the future.
Monday, September 29 2014
On In the Orbit of Ra Sun Ra collaborator and Arkestra member Marshall Allen presents a portrait of the jazz legend every bit as complicated and strange as a cross-section of his reality could possibly be.
Wednesday, April 10 2013
A double-disc set that finds the jazz pianist jamming on a baroque organ in the 1970s (when else?).
Tuesday, October 18 2011
Even when Albert Ayler was "selling out", his music was tough to swallow. This reissue twofer goes right to the heart of that paradox.
Tuesday, December 7 2010
Commitment: the Complete Recordings may not exactly be a forgotten gem or an earth-shattering epiphany, but it's a precious gift at the very least, a reminder that music can come from anyone, anywhere, and probably should.
Tuesday, October 5 2010
Who knows what we might find in there.
Wednesday, September 15 2010
David S. Ware vs. dialysis, Ware wins. We all win. We win free jazz minus the racket. Just pure music.
What's the sound of a free jazz violinist seeking inner peace?