Articles tagged john coltrane, miles davis, jazz

Martial Solal and David Liebman: Masters in Bordeaux

Two modern jazz giants give us an understated duet album. Covers are most welcome here.

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Joe Henderson and Alice Coltrane: The Elements

The Elements represents Joe Henderson’s sole full immersion into the avant-garde, with help from a few seasoned veterans, including Alice Coltrane, Charlie Haden, and Michael White.

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We Good: An Interview with The JuJu Exchange

Dropping his stage name of Donnie Trumpet, Nico Segal is moving from being one of Chance the Rapper's chief artistic collaborators to exploring the way we communicate through jazz.

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Back to Blue Bayou: An Interview With Linda Ronstadt

In her exclusive interview with PopMatters, Linda Ronstadt revisits Simple Dreams just in time for Rhino's 40th anniversary edition of her classic number one album.

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Doralice - “Vespertina” (audio) (premiere)

Charming gypsy jazz with influences from Spain and the Balkans.

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The New Jazz of the 21st Century: A Case Study in Kate Gentile and ‘Mannequins’

Drummer and composer Kate Gentile's debut recording is making a New Jazz splash. PopMatters interviews her to get behind this new direction in improvised music.

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Ryan Keberle and Catharsis -“Fool on a Hill” (video) (premiere)

Ryan Keberle and Catharsis stretch out their jazz wings to record a take on the Beatles' "The Fool on the Hill".

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12 Sep 2017 // 2:15 AM

Lizz Wright: Grace

There is a Southern elegance to the music. One can almost touch the Spanish moss. The songs are frequently languid and sensual.

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8 Sep 2017 // 2:10 AM

Adam Rogers: DICE

Jazz guitarist Adam Rogers makes a record drenched in rock and funk but not without complexity and melodic invention. Strong brew.

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6 Sep 2017 // 2:05 AM

Adam Kolker: Beckon

A mature and quiet record featuring jazz trio (sax, guitar, drums) and woodwind trio, this is a floating, whispering joy.

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The Clark Kent of Jazz: Bassist Ben Allison on His Latest, ‘Layers of the City’

Bassist and composer Ben Allison may be the most unassuming man in jazz, but his music is unique and brilliant. He talks with jazz critic Will Layman about finding his sound.

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Raymond Scott: Three Willow Park

This double-disc set collects more than 60 ideas, experiments, and fully-realized works from early electronic music pioneer Raymond Scott.

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William Parker Quartets: Meditation / Resurrection

Two slightly different quartets led by bassist William Parker, each ferociously swinging and free, to breathe life into your listening.

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John Pizzarelli Recreates Sinatra/Jobim and Makes It New Again

The soft-voiced jazz guitarist who shares a home state with Ol' Blue Eyes reimagines Sinatra's bossa nova record 50 years later.

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Gary Bartz NTU Troop: Harlem Bush Music - Uhuru

Stepping out on his own with the NTU Troop, saxophonist Gary Bartz delivered an empowering declarative opening statement of purpose with 1971’s Harlem Bush Music – Uhuru.

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Dan Tepfer Trio: Eleven Cages

A piano trio on the rise, these guys play free or precise, romantic or mechanical, standard or original. Get your ears opened, but there is better on the way, I'd guess.

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Chris Speed Trio: Platinum on Tap

The ubiquitous saxophonist goes way forward and way back on this trio date.

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Noah Preminger Talks About His Bold Jazz Protest Album, ‘Meditations on Freedom’

Protest music is both an empathizing artform and an empowering oppositional force. Saxophonist Noah Preminger has taken his own stand, releasing his sixth album on Inauguration Day.

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Brian Newman - “Sunday in New York” (audio) (premiere)

Lady Gaga bandleader Brian Newman steps out for a solo turn on the classic number "Sunday in New York" ahead of a club tour.

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Pioneering Jazz Guitarist John Abercrombie, 1944-2017

John Abercrombie changed jazz guitar for good with his first record, Timeless and then he kept getting better.

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Stevie Wonder Takes a Knee as Green Day and Others Also Speak Out at Global Citizen Festival

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"The 2017 Global Citizen Festival's message for social action was amplified by Stevie Wonder and many other incredible performers and notable guests.

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