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Thursday, March 3 2011

Dave Douglas in 2011

Spark of Being live, composition workshop, upcoming mobile release.


Wednesday, February 23 2011

Eddie Gomez & Cesarius Alvim: Forever

Such strong musical telepathy can be more fun for the performers than the listeners. At least it's quality telepathy.


Wednesday, February 16 2011

Wadada Leo Smith / Ed Blackwell: The Blue Mountain’s Sun Drummer

Let's call it one of the best new jazz albums from 1986.


Sunday, February 13 2011

The Bad Plus: Never Stop

No longer hiding behind irony, The Bad Plus emerge unscathed and even more worthy of applause.


Wednesday, February 9 2011

Dan Tepfer Trio: Five Pedals Deep

Either Dan Tepfer ignores the piano trio's limitations or he was weaned on something else. Either way, this is a classy album.


Monday, February 7 2011

‘John Coltrane and Black America’s Quest for Freedom’: Insider Perspectives

The better contributions in this edited volume navigate a course between the particular and the universal, granting Coltrane's music the freedom it demands.


Thursday, February 3 2011

The Trio of Oz: The Trio of Oz

Not the Wizard, but the Trio. Popular rock tunes translated into drums, piano, and bass. There's no place like jazz, there's no place like jazz, there's no place like jazz…


Monday, January 31 2011

Jerome Sabbagh: I Will Follow You

The members of Jerome Sabbagh's trio are well-tempered badasses.


Sunday, January 30 2011

Shauli Einav: Opus One

Shauli Einav is an old master wearing younger man's clothes.


Thursday, January 20 2011

Plunge: Tin Fish Tango

Drums? We don't need no stinking drums to make groovy jazz!


Supersilent: 10 (Capsule Reviews) [18.Jan.11]
Norah Jones: ...Featuring (Reviews) [15.Dec.10]
Scott Amendola Trio: Lift (Capsule Reviews) [9.Dec.10]
Danilo Pérez: Providencia (Reviews) [6.Dec.10]
Bee Vs. Moth: Acronymous (Capsule Reviews) [14.Nov.10]
Sarah Wilson: Trapeze Project (Reviews) [17.Oct.10]
Manu Katche: Third Round (Reviews) [4.Oct.10]
Polar Bear: Peepers (Capsule Reviews) [2.Oct.10]
Nathan Eklund Group: Coin Flip (Capsule Reviews) [22.Sep.10]
Chris Massey’s Nue Jazz Project: Vibrainium (Capsule Reviews) [13.Sep.10]
Suresh Singaratnam: Lost in New York (Capsule Reviews) [7.Sep.10]
Dino Saluzzi: El Encuentro (Reviews) [26.Aug.10]
Jim Guttmann: Bessarabian Breakdown (Capsule Reviews) [18.Aug.10]
Stanton Moore: Groove Alchemy (Reviews) [13.Jun.10]
Always Know; Monk Always (Re:Print) [12.Feb.10]
Maiysha: 23.Jan.10 - New York (Notes from the Road) [25.Jan.10]
Carla Bley: Carla’s Christmas Carols (Capsule Reviews) [10.Nov.09]
Pete Kelly’s Blues (Columns) [19.Oct.09]
Easy Virtue (Reviews) [22.Sep.09]
Robert Glasper Loves the Groove (Features) [27.Aug.09]
Ximena Sarinana: Mediocre (Capsule Reviews) [17.May.09]
Ximo Tebar & Ivam Jazz Ensemble: Steps (Capsule Reviews) [5.May.09]
Jenny Scheinman: Crossing (Reviews) [9.Dec.08]
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