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Tuesday, December 16 2008

The Best Jazz of 2008

More than ever, the best jazz is coming from small labels, and more than ever the best draws a decent slice from the dynamics of rock and pop music without itself being a commercial venture.


Tuesday, December 9 2008

Jenny Scheinman: Crossing

The jazz/Americana/anything violinist creates a new set of riveting soundscapes.


Tuesday, December 2 2008

Kind of Blue Revisited: The 50th Anniversary of the Greatest (Jazz) Album of All Time

A staple of modern music for nearly 50 years, Kind of Blue is near-impossible to hear with fresh ears. But perhaps that is precisely why it needs some re-examining.


Sunday, November 23 2008

Miles on Miles, ed Paul Maher Jr., Michael K. Dorr

Davis never wanted to stop moving, always wanted to be doing something, pissing somebody off, and driving people wild.


Thursday, July 17 2008

Various Artists: Assemblage 1998-2008

Cryptogramophone's triumphant 2-CD retrospective is highly listenable, accessible, and immensely engaging. What is the opposite of under the radar? Cryptogramophone is headed there.


Tuesday, May 27 2008

Follow Your Heart: Moving with the Giants of Jazz, Swing, and Rhythm and Blues by Joe Evans

It's fun discovering that Jackie Wilson used to be a prizefighter or imagining band members waking up a drugged-out Charlie Parker right before his solo.


Wednesday, February 20 2008

Huong Thanh & Nguyen Le: Fragile Beauty


Monday, February 11 2008

Jazz by Bob Blumenthal

This book serves as a shotgun blast, peppering the uninitiated with information as broadly and deeply as possible, and as a crash course in the genre.


Monday, January 7 2008

Coltrane: The Story of a Sound by Ben Ratliff

Story of a Sound isn't just the story of a sound. It's a piece of jazz criticism that passionately questions and enhances the role of jazz criticism.


John Coltrane: Interplay (Reviews) [24.Oct.07]
Joel Frahm: We Used to Dance (Capsule Reviews) [28.Aug.07]
Akiko Tsuruga: Sweet and Funky (Capsule Reviews) [23.Aug.07]
Chris Byars: Photos in Black, White and Gray (Capsule Reviews) [22.Aug.07]
Jazz drummer Max Roach dies (News) [17.Aug.07]
Miles Davis: Evolution of the Groove EP (Capsule Reviews) [16.Aug.07]
Somi: Red Soil in My Eyes (Capsule Reviews) [6.Jun.07]
Pat Martino: El Hombre (Reviews) [22.Apr.07]
Ornette finally gets props (Crazed by the Music) [19.Apr.07]
Robert Glasper: In My Element (Reviews) [11.Apr.07]
Miles Davis: Jazz at the Plaza (Reviews) [26.Feb.07]
Best Jazz of 2006 (Features) [10.Dec.06]
Miles Davis: Cool & Collected (Capsule Reviews) [14.Nov.06]
John Coltrane: Soultrane (Reviews) [15.Sep.06]
Pat Martino: Think Tank (Reviews) [11.Dec.03]
Fred Anderson: On the Run (Reviews) [12.Nov.01]
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