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John Coltrane: A Love Supreme (The Complete Masters)

Fifty years later, with American music changed indelibly because of A Love Supreme, that seems like enough reason to celebrate the album yet again.

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John Zorn: Pellucidar: A Dreamers Fantabula

The tide pulls the quiet surf back to the shore where John Zorn's Dreamers await with nine new compositions. Nice.

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Meditations in Sound: The Jazz Africana of Pharoah Sanders

Exploring the realms of African mysticism, Pharoah Sanders walks an extraordinary path through the hinterland of jazz music's otherworld.

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28 May 2015 // 2:00 AM

John Zorn: Simulacrum

Simulacrum is for those who were afraid John Zorn might be getting soft.

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John Zorn: The Hermetic Organ, Vol. 3: St. Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield

In celebrating his 60th birthday, John returns to his first instrument.

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Yoko Ono: Antony & Yoko / Yoko Ono & John Zorn

With a pair of singles, Yoko Ono furthers her case for artistic relevance as a proponent of fringe music that, like much of her back catalogue, was never intended for mass consumption.

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1965: 12 Months That Shook the World

1965 places that year's astonishing surge of innovative pop music in a larger context of social, cultural, and political change.

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John Coltrane: Offering: Live at Temple University

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.

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John Zorn + Ryuichi Sakamoto: Zorn@60, 4 October 2013 - Japan Society, New York

An entirely improvised performance by two of the scene's avant-garde composers

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Thoughts on the Olympics, Improvisation and Jay Adams

In Olympic action we hope to see perfection. With jazz improvisation we want something beyond even that.

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Aram Bajakian: Aram Bajakian’s Kef

Kef is postmodern chamber jazz that swings proficiently with an always-apparent – and quite convincing – Eastern vibe.

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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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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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7 Jun 2011 // 9:00 PM

Harriet Tubman: Ascension

Their band is named after one of American history's most revered women. Their album is named after one of John Coltrane's most ambitious works. Harriet Tubman's Ascension walks the talk.

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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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(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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David Liebman: Lieb Plays the Blues à la Trane

Don't let the lofty title fool you, saxophonist David Liebman is just playing covers and having fun here.

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Pitom: Blasphemy and Other Serious Crimes

By the end of Blasphemy and Other Serious Crimes you should be exhausted by the experience, but you mostly feel rejuvenated, aware that something meaningful has happened.

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Gerald Cleaver’s Uncle June Ensemble: Be It As I See It

This album is really scattered, but we are all the better for it.

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Joel Harrison String Choir: The Music of Paul Motian

This chamber music tribute to the music of Paul Motian deserves more discussion than it will likely receive.

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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