Articles tagged jazz

Hedvig Mollestad Trio: Black Stabat Mater / Evil in Oslo

On a pair of recent releases, Norwegian guitarist Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen continues to evolve into a thrilling modern guitarist informed equally by jazz and hard rock.

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Mary Halvorson Octet: Away With You

The quirky guitarist expands her septet to include pedal steel and creates landscapes that push the players to real invention.

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Free Nelson MandoomJazz: The Organ Grinder

Leave it to a band like Free Nelson MandoomJazz to remind us that jazz and metal can be fused so easily.

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21 Nov 2016 // 2:10 AM

Kris Davis: Duopoly

A new jazz pianist in careful dialogue with Bill Frisell, Craig Taborn, Don Byron, and five other great players: half written, half freely improvised.

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Dawda Jobarteh: Transitional Times

The West African kora goes from classical to cosmic on Dawda Jobarteh's brilliant sophomore release.

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Lindsey Webster: Back to Your Heart

Lindsey Webster showcases incredible class and exceptional musicianship on her third album, Back to Your Heart.

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17 Nov 2016 // 2:02 AM

Beekman: Beekman Vol. 02

Accessible to the mind and easy-going to the ear, Beekman never sounds like a tri-continent mess.

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16 Nov 2016 // 9:50 AM

Steve Lehman: Sélébéyone

The saxophonist and composer creates a collaborative hip-hop project that puts thrilling live syncopation and slashing improvisation to good work.

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Uri Caine: Calibrated Thickness

The incredibly eclectic jazz pianist offers a series of short songs that consistently dazzle.

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11 Nov 2016 // 7:41 AM

Norah Jones: Day Breaks

Norah Jones returns to her roots on her latest album with mixed results.

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Sun Ra and His Arkestra: The Space Age Is Here To Stay

Sun Ra soars into space on his latest album.

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David S. Ware and Matthew Shipp: Live in Sant’Anna Arresi 2004

David S. Ware and Matthew Shipp have made beautiful music together for 17 years, but chose this occasion to make a lovely racket.

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The FAQ On Frank Zappa Gives It To Us Quick and Dirty

If you don't have time to scour every corner of the internet seeking the answers to these questions, Joe Corcelli will do it for you.

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John Scofield: Country For Old Men

The guitarist serves up some country tunes with a quartet of old friends. But he is reliably swinging on everything.

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The Westerlies: The Westerlies

This all brass quartet has pulled off what few all brass quartets can pull off -- a highly artistic double album of mostly original material.

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Jonathan Finlayson and Sicilian Defense: Moving Still

Moving Still is the most gorgeous, enticing, classic album of 2016 in jazz so far.

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Izzy Flynn - “Faith” (audio) (premiere)

London's Izzy Flynn is an artist on the rise as her blend of electronic, electropop, soul and jazz is mesmerizing.

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28 Oct 2016 // 1:02 AM

Tillery: Tillery

Three singers known mainly for jazz collaborate on a haunting record that isn't really jazz but it's still very special and unique.

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Luke Winslow-King: I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always

A break-up album that covers both a map of the heart and America’s musical heartland.

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25 Oct 2016 // 1:05 AM

Macy Gray: Stripped

Macy Gray reimagines some old work, provides some new work, and tackles other artists' work in an exciting, triumphant new LP.

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