Articles tagged jazz

Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest: Sylva

On their collaboration with the Metropole Orkest, Snarky Puppy takes us on a journey, visiting a century of American music in a few seconds without ever stopping for air.

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Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld: Never Were the Way She Was

The unlikely duo of saxophonist Colin Stetson and violinist Sarah Neufeld creates a series of classically minimalist dronescapes that toe the line between the accessible and the avant garde. It’s a daring collection with often surprising results.

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Luis Perdomo & Controlling Ear Unit: Twenty-Two

Luis Perdomo recorded Twenty-Two 22 years after turning 22.

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Billie Holiday: The Centennial Collection

The Centennial Collection serves as a masterful representation of Billie Holiday’s enduring legacy.

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Kamasi Washington Expands Jazz’s Boundaries on New Album ‘The Epic’

LOS ANGELES — When jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington was contributing string arrangements to rapper Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly,” few could have predicted that

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6 May 2015 // 4:00 AM

Marcus Miller: Afrodeezia

Bassist/composer Marcus Miller delivers a tour de force with his latest, a hybridization of African and Western styles that finds the similarities in the differences of each.

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Tony Bennett / Bill Evans: The Complete Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Recordings

This lavish four-LP reissue celebrates the 40th anniversary of these monumental sessions by two of the great understated jazz interpreters.

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Wes Montgomery - “Far Wes” (audio) (Premiere)

The jazzy guitar stylings of Wes Montgomery have never sounded as good as they do on his latest compilation, In the Beginning.

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Peggy Lee: At Last: The Lost Radio Recordings

Forty four tracks from Lee’s radio show that she never recorded later and have, for the most part, not been heard since they originally aired.

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Sax Gordon: In the Wee Small Hours

Sax Gordon and friends make for a relaxed performance for the staunch jazz enthusiast.

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Widespread Panic Burns Down Los Angeles Once Again

Playing the right song at the right time has long been part of Widespread Panic's magic formula, and so it was again with their March 2015 concert in Los Angeles.

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Jared C. Balogh Releases ‘Music For Rhymers and Lyrical Designers’ for Free

Somewhat counterintuitively, modern composer Jared C. Balogh rediscovers his hip-hop roots by not rapping with his new release -- which, like most of his music, is available to download for free.

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Sidewalk Chalk: Shoulder Season

Sidewalk Chalk rise further to the top of the hip-hop scene with their third release, Shoulder Season.

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George Van Eps: Once in Awhile

'40s Jazz Guitar Pioneer in Full Regalia

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Becca Stevens Band: Perfect Animal

Becca Stevens makes a giant leap into pop music complexity with her latest, an exhilaratingly fun listen.

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José James: Yesterday I Had the Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday

Forgoing a more exploratory route, José James delivers a set of pleasantly predictable Billie Holiday covers.

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Jack DeJohnette: Made in Chicago

Modern jazz's legendary drummer Jack DeJohnette assembles a post-bop dream team from hell.

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12 Mar 2015 // 10:30 AM

Erik Deutsch: Outlaw Jazz

The New York keyboard extraordinaire reasserts himself to the top of the heap with the uncanny fusion of country and jazz.

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‘Whiplash’ Isn’t Merely a Vehicle for J.K. Simmons

Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons turn music performance into a battle of espionage and counter-espionage under cover of darkness.

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Bob Dylan - “The Night We Called It a Day” (video)

The legendary singer/songwriter Bob Dylan gets away with murder in the old-timey noir music video of his Frank Sinatra cover "The Night We Called It a Day".

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St. Vincent, Beck, and More Heat Up Boston Calling on Memorial Day Weekend

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"With vibrant performances by artists including St. Vincent and TV on the Radio, the first half of the bi-annual Boston Calling Festival brought additional excitement to Memorial Day weekend.

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