Wednesday, June 11 2014
Blue Note, one of the foremost jazz record labels, is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a vinyl initiative, releasing highlights from its massive catalog over the course of two years. Here are some picks to get you started.
Tuesday, May 13 2014
There’s a lot going on with III, which makes it ultimately worthy of your time.
Friday, April 18 2014
Eclectic, showing an appealing musical restlessness, Inner Fire is both enjoyable and exceptional.
Friday, January 31 2014
Some will tar a record with being “commercial” due to preset notions of what one might think an artist should be doing, rather than listening for what he actually is doing.
Monday, January 13 2014
One of Dizzy’s wonderful mid-career dates for Pablo gets a reissue.
Wednesday, October 2 2013
The jazz world found its most intrepid explorer in Don Cherry, an adventurous sonic provocateur whose worldly exploits re-drew lines all over the musical map.
Monday, September 16 2013
The gutsy, exuberant alto player emerges again with a heady mix of world sounds.
Wednesday, September 11 2013
They just don't make albums like this one anymore, retrospective or otherwise. Procure it before it's gone.
Wednesday, August 28 2013
Jazz/hip-hop fusion that creates a hypnotic, minimal groove, with some thrilling variety.
Tuesday, August 27 2013
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is a musical institution. On their new album, That's It!, original compositions come into play, and with the likes of Jim James, no less. Tubist and double bassist Ben Jaffe tells PopMatters all about it.