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Friday, October 31 2014

Louis Sclavis Quartet: Silk and Salt Melodies

No matter what category you pigeonhole him into, jazz clarinetist Louis Sclavis turns his sounds into a miniature miracle.


Tuesday, October 28 2014

The Bad Plus: Inevitable Western

The gloriously varied piano trio returns to a program of all-original music, still mixing jazz, rock, classical, avant-garde, and you-name-it styles in a way that defies convention.


Monday, October 27 2014

Jaco Pastorius: Anthology: The Warner Bros. Years

Jazz's troubled bassist gets another posthumous collection. No new insights gained here, just a reminder of his ambitions.


The Heliocentrics and Melvin Van Peebles: The Last Transmission

The Heliocentrics and Melvin Van Peebles create an ambitious, "cosmic" effort with collaboration The Last Transmission.


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?


Friday, October 17 2014

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey: Worker

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


Tuesday, October 14 2014

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

Mark Turner Quartet: Lathe of Heaven

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


Friday, October 10 2014

Matthew Shipp: I’ve Been to Many Places

Avant garde pianist Shipp explores his musical past through this contemporary solo set, hinting at where we may find him in the future.


Walt Weiskopf: Overdrive

An under-heard but top-notch tenor player, leading a sharp band through excellent tunes. Vibes, guitar, driving rhythm, all right here.


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]
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]
Jaimeo Brown: Transcendence (Reviews) [14.Jul.13]
Redtenbacher’s Funkestra: The Cooker (Capsule Reviews) [2.Jul.13]
Shining: One One One (Reviews) [22.May.13]
Joshua Redman: Walking Shadows (Reviews) [16.May.13]
Little Women: Lung (Reviews) [16.Apr.13]
DJ Sun: One Hundred (Reviews) [15.Apr.13]
Keith Jarrett: Hymns/Spheres (Reviews) [10.Apr.13]
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