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Thursday, October 23 2014

Jazz May Be Reeling in Terms of Record Sales, But It’s Thriving As an Art Form

What if today’s jazz is a little bit Bill Frisell and a little bit Ornette Coleman?


Gary Clark Jr.: Live

This disc marks the official arrival of a major talent: clearly steeped in the blues tradition who can shift seamlessly between feedback-frenzied rawness and cool, old school soul and funk.


Friday, October 17 2014

Ry Cooder: Soundtracks

Rhino’s seven CD retrospective box set Soundtracks covers off the bulk of Ry Cooder’s ‘80s film work. Interesting and varied, this is a worthy re-issue.


Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey: Worker

The constantly morphing new jazz trio moves into deeply atmospheric, electronic territory and dares you to follow.


Hiss Golden Messenger: Lateness of Dancers

The latest from M.C. Taylor and Scott Hirsch's country-leaning band serves as an re-introduction and a rebirth for their signature sound.


Tuesday, October 14 2014

Gui Boratto: Abaporu

Abaporu is a record that, despite all of its differing hues, manages to come across as a unified mosaic of sound.


Medeski Scofield Martin and Wood: Juice

The jazz trio, supplemented by frequent partner John Scofield, put out another appealing blend of jazz and groove music -- a flavorful if somewhat slight version of what they do best.


Monday, October 13 2014

JW-Jones: Belmont Boulevard

With some luck, we’ll be talking about JW-Jones in the same breath as we do Johnny Winter and Jimmie Vaughan.


Mark Turner Quartet: Lathe of Heaven

Fly guy Mark Turner makes a sparse quartet really work for him and you.


FaltyDL: In the Wild

FaltyDL's newest floats around without aim or interest.


Walt Weiskopf: Overdrive (Reviews) [10.Oct.14]
Jason Ajemian: Folklords (Capsule Reviews) [6.Oct.14]
Flying Lotus: You’re Dead! (Reviews) [6.Oct.14]
BADBADNOTGOOD: III (Reviews) [13.May.14]
Dizzy Gillespie: Dizzy’s Big 4 (Reviews) [13.Jan.14]
Moreland & Arbuckle: 7 Cities (Reviews) [10.Sep.13]
Derrick Hodge: Live Today (Reviews) [28.Aug.13]
Albert Ayler: Live on the Riviera (Reviews) [27.Aug.13]
Silkie: The Lost Tapes Vol 1 (Reviews) [25.Aug.13]
John Mayer: Paradise Valley (Reviews) [20.Aug.13]
Hugh Laurie: Didn’t It Rain (Reviews) [5.Aug.13]
Buddy Guy: Rhythm & Blues (Reviews) [28.Jul.13]
David Lynch: The Big Dream (Reviews) [23.Jul.13]
Jaimeo Brown: Transcendence (Reviews) [14.Jul.13]
Redtenbacher’s Funkestra: The Cooker (Capsule Reviews) [2.Jul.13]
JJ Grey and Mofro: This River (Reviews) [12.Jun.13]
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