Articles tagged jazz

John Zorn: Pellucidar: A Dreamers Fantabula

The tide pulls the quiet surf back to the shore where John Zorn's Dreamers await with nine new compositions. Nice.

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Duke Ellington and His Orchestra: The Conny Plank Session

A rare treat for jazz enthusiasts comes in the form of a surprising new addition to Duke Ellington's tremendous catalog.

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Roberto Fonseca / Fatoumata Diawara: At Home: Live in Marciac

At Home: Live in Marciac is one of those rare live albums that somehow retains the show's sense of excitement.

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Denny Zeitlin and George Marsh: Riding the Moment

Denny Zeitlin and George Marsh celebrate the telepathic power of music the hard way.

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Antonio Sánchez: Three Times Three/Meridian Suite

Antonio Sánchez's future is flourishing before our eyes; all we have to do is sit back and watch it unfold.

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6 Jul 2015 // 1:30 PM

John Patitucci: Brooklyn

Bassist John Patitucci returns home with a new bass and a few friends to ostensibly explore the music that shaped his love of the instrument.

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Painting - “Inside a Cup / Unsure” (video) (premiere)

Jazz duo Painting teams up with filmmaker Hideki Shiota for an unsettling, stylish new video to the piece "Inside a Cup / Unsure".

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Down by the Riverside: Thelonious Monk’s High-Water Mark

The Complete Riverside Recordings comprises 15 discs' worth of raw material to sift through, a formidable task with endless rewards.

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Brian Landrus Trio: The Deep Below

Landrus can certainly play, but it's his full sensibilities that merit attention on his latest album.

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Wes Montgomery: In the Beginning

For Montgomery and those of the era, music was one of the dominant ways in which black Americans could show their pride and sense of accomplishment.

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Meditations in Sound: The Jazz Africana of Pharoah Sanders

Exploring the realms of African mysticism, Pharoah Sanders walks an extraordinary path through the hinterland of jazz music's otherworld.

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23 Jun 2015 // 2:15 AM

Dave Douglas: High Risk

If there's truly any justice, High Risk will serve as a template for the future electro-jazz.

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Sal Mosca: The Talk of the Town

An upstanding piece of jazz music, The Talk of the Town comes as a strong recommendation to those who can appreciate the simplicity in the adeptness of this pianist at work in his prime.

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The Kandinsky Effect: Somnambulist

The Kandinsky Effect are assembled from three standard jazz instruments. The sound they create isn't so standard.

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19 Jun 2015 // 2:05 AM

Boney James: Futuresoul

Genre-bending sax legend Boney James is back with his 15th album to show that it's not just whiskey and Meryl Streep that get better with age.

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Busty and the Bass - ‘Glam’ (album) (premiere)

The Canadian nine-piece band Busty and the Bass create an eclectic funk/soul/jazz hybrid on their debut album Glam.

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Steve Coleman’s Analogies in Various Places

The music constantly shifts and moves in Steve Coleman and the Council of Balance's Synovial Joints, flexing one set of instruments against another in a creative tension.

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18 Jun 2015 // 2:15 AM

Robert Glasper: Covered

Covered stands, in the end, as a multi-layered work possessing an air of adventure, while still remaining accessible. It’s a rewarding collection by one of the most significant composers and interpreters in contemporary jazz.

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17 Jun 2015 // 10:35 AM

Albare: Only Human

Albare's Only Human comes as easy listening from top to bottom, but, for the most part, lacks the interpretive flair which defines smooth jazz.

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Mad Satta - “Simpler Times” (audio) (Premiere)

On the dreamy new track "Simpler Times", Mad Satta embrace the timelessness of classic soul.

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Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

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"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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