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Monday, August 16 2010

Josh Ritter + Justin Townes Earle + Dawn Landes: 8 August 2010 - New York

Two young forces in Americana songwriting made for a pleasant Sunday night on Governor’s Island in New York Harbor.


Friday, November 21 2014

Dana Stephens: Peace

A rare saxophonist who is comfortable playing baritone, tenor and soprano records an album that is, simply, beautiful.


Friday, November 14 2014

Frank Kimbrough: Quartet

A beautifully balanced group, including Steve Wilson on saxophones, Jay Anderson on bass, and Lewis Nash on drums.


Tuesday, November 11 2014

Darius Jones: The Oversoul Manual

Jazz saxophonist Darius Jones has composed before, but you’ve never heard him make anything like this.


Monday, November 10 2014

Willie Nile - “Once in a Lullaby” (audio) (Premiere)

The prolific New York singer/songwriter Willie Nile trades in his rock and roll lineup for a set of piano ballads with his latest album, If I Was a River. "Once in a Lullaby" beautifully distills the album's ethos.


Let the People Play What They Want to Play: An Interview with Moon Hooch

James Muschler, drummer for EDM and dubstep infused jazz trio Moon Hooch, discusses his group's new record, being shut down by the cops, and finding happiness in jazz.


Matt Ulery: In the Ivory

This album is an ingenious and utterly natural blend of classical chamber music, jazz, and pop song craft that is a beautiful blend of what’s possible in today’s boundary-less musical world.


Friday, November 7 2014

Nicholas Payton: Numbers

A kind of concept album that places a void at the center of black American music, a void for you to fill.


Wednesday, November 5 2014

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.


Monday, November 3 2014

Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Blue

The antic modern band courts controversy, and philosophy, by recreating the most famous jazz album precisely, exactly, note for note for nuance. Can you tell the difference? You should be able to, and that’s the point.


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