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Monday, June 13 2011

Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo: Songs of Mirth and Melancholy

Alternately delicate and earthy saxophone/piano duets, rather splendid.


Tuesday, June 7 2011

Harriet Tubman: Ascension

Their band is named after one of American history's most revered women. Their album is named after one of John Coltrane's most ambitious works. Harriet Tubman's Ascension walks the talk.


Sunday, June 5 2011

Miles Davis: The Definitive Miles Davis on Prestige

The latest Miles Davis collection chronicles some of the best, most interesting and hungry tunes the legend ever offered.


Thursday, May 26 2011

Nicholas Urie: My Garden

Like Bukowski, the gloomy laureate whose work is re-sounded here, Nichloas Urie is not afraid to walk on the dark side. He's also able to find fragments of beauty in the gloom.


Tuesday, May 24 2011

Telebossa: Telebossa

Bussmann surrounds Mello's soft voice with the sound of corks popping, and then circles around him in an avant-garde, repetitive way with the cello.


Thursday, May 19 2011

Malika Zarra: Berber Taxi

The marriage of voice-and-keyboard jazz with gnawa, oud and various North African ideas is so deft that the joints never show.


Wednesday, May 11 2011

(It’s Always) Time For McCoy Tyner

McCoy Tyner epitomizes the restless spirit and inspiration that characterizes all of our great artists. He was already a master by the mid-’60s; his work with John Coltrane could be studied and analyzed the way entire catalogs of music get dissected by critics. He was neither sated nor satisfied though, so he kept pushing and his work became increasingly ambitious, wide in scope and rewarding


Tuesday, May 3 2011

Ernest Dawkins’ New Horizons Ensemble: The Prairie Project

Ernest Dawkins may have started the New Horizons Ensemble in 1978, but they're still thinking about those new horizons.


David Liebman: Lieb Plays the Blues à la Trane

Don't let the lofty title fool you, saxophonist David Liebman is just playing covers and having fun here.


Monday, May 2 2011

Darius Jones & Matthew Shipp: Cosmic Lieder

Here's a duet album sure to stretch your brain as well as your ears. It's certainly not for everyone.


Moon Hotel Lounge Project: Into the Ojalá (Capsule Reviews) [28.Apr.11]
Fred Hersch: Alone at the Vanguard (Capsule Reviews) [21.Apr.11]
Billy Bang: Goodbye and Rest in Peace (Sound Affects) [19.Apr.11]
Chris Parrello: Things I Wonder (Capsule Reviews) [11.Apr.11]
Paolo Fresu: Mistico Mediterraneo (Capsule Reviews) [21.Mar.11]
Bud Powell: Un Poco Loco (Sound Affects) [15.Mar.11]
Kermit Driscoll - Reveille (video) (Mixed Media) [8.Mar.11]
Brad Mehldau: Live in Marciac (Reviews) [6.Mar.11]
Dave Douglas in 2011 (Mixed Media) [3.Mar.11]
Eddie Gomez & Cesarius Alvim: Forever (Capsule Reviews) [23.Feb.11]
The Bad Plus: Never Stop (Reviews) [13.Feb.11]
Dan Tepfer Trio: Five Pedals Deep (Capsule Reviews) [9.Feb.11]
The Trio of Oz: The Trio of Oz (Capsule Reviews) [3.Feb.11]
Jerome Sabbagh: I Will Follow You (Capsule Reviews) [31.Jan.11]
Shauli Einav: Opus One (Capsule Reviews) [30.Jan.11]
Plunge: Tin Fish Tango (Capsule Reviews) [20.Jan.11]
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]
Top Ten Tracks for Your Holiday Playlist (Sound Affects) [1.Dec.10]
Miles Davis: How Much Is Enough? (Features) [29.Nov.10]
Wallace Roney: If Only For One Night (Capsule Reviews) [14.Nov.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]
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