Articles tagged jazz

Mary Halvorson: Meltframe

On Halvorson's mesmerizing new solo guitar record, she knows the best way to honor jazz's history is give a nod to the greats and then break that history down so you can innovate your way to the future.

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Wes Montgomery - “Give Me the Simple Life” (audio) (premiere)

The jazz guitar great teams up with pianist Eddie Higgins in a wonderful, never-before-released performance recorded in 1959.

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Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Mauch Chunk

Moppa Elliott and his merry band of feather rufflers make a slightly safer album this time around, but it's no less an adventure.

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Jon Irabagon: Behind the Sky / Inaction Is an Action

Saxophonist Jon Irabagon unleashes two albums in one day, with one succeeding in doing what the other one sets out to do.

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21 Oct 2015 // 2:30 AM

Darius Jones, Jazz Bohemian

With his new collaboration with French singer Emilie Lesbros, Darius Jones cements his position as a brilliant, model jazz musician in the new century.

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Jeff Lorber Fusion: Step It Up

The latest in a series of top-notch recordings from the reactivated fusion unit is funkier than you think.

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Pablie - ‘B Sides’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Spanish musician concludes his project with a gorgeous, sunny, organic blend of jazz and hip hop.

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Calico - ‘Calico’ (EP stream) (premiere)

The UK band blends jazz, rock, and electronic with impressive discipline on their new EP.

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Art Pepper - “Red Car” (audio) (premiere)

The jazz saxophone legend is celebrated in a new, never before released live performance from 1981.

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Dr. John: The Atco/Atlantic Singles, 1968-1974

A new singles compilation captures a key era in Dr. John's six-decade career.

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Blindman - “Feels Good” (audio) (premiere)

Multiple genres mesh together comfortably on this vibrant pop/reggae track.

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12 Oct 2015 // 2:05 AM

Liberty Ellman: Radiate

Liberty Ellman's first album in nine years makes the case that he should be composing and recording more often.

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9 Oct 2015 // 2:15 AM

Lana Del Rey: Honeymoon

It wouldn't be a stretch of the imagination to assume that melancholy featured heavily in Honeymoon's concept.

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John Scofield: A Guitar Hero for Jazz and Beyond

John Scofield's new recording, Past Present, is a revival of his very best jazz group and an affirmation that pop joy can live inside of jazz.

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Erroll Garner: The Complete Concert by the Sea

A touchstone record for mid-century jazz gets a second wind thanks to the discovery of an extra hour of music. That's right.

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Jono McCleery - “Halfway” (audio) (premiere)

The latest track by Jono McCleery sounds accessible yet experimental, which is no easy task.

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Free Agent of Sound: An Interview with Rob Mazurek

The heralded avant-jazz great Rob Mazurek speaks of space operas, working through grief with music, and, of course, the singularity.

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Kamasi Washington at Blue Note: 25 August 2015 (Photos)

All the press raving about Kamasi Washington are correct. The tenor saxophonist's Epic performances are not to be missed.

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The Souljazz Orchestra: Resistance

This is Souljazz-lite.

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Melody Gardot: Currency of Man

Largely leaving her jazz-pop past behind, Melody Gardot tries her hand at more soulful fare with highly rewarding results.

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