Articles tagged john coltrane, miles davis, jazz

Wyatt, Atzmon & Stephen: ...for the Ghosts Within

On the one hand, a thrilling collaboration between three brilliant, distinctive musicians; on the other, glorious evidence of the singular way in which Robert Wyatt continues to find wonder in the world.

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Sarah Wilson: Trapeze Project

Up-and-coming jazz musician Sarah Wilson wants to have it both ways, but a singular approach would benefit her style more.

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Download a Drip Audio Sampler for Yourself

In the past I have sang the praises of the Canadian label Drip Audio, home of No More Shapes, Inhabitants, Fond of Tigers, and lots

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4 Oct 2010 // 10:00 PM

Manu Katche: Third Round

Third Round is a rare accomplishment: an instrumental, smooth jazz album where you can actually remember the melodies and hum them later. It's also one where the reward outweighs the effort.

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2 Oct 2010 // 9:57 PM

Polar Bear: Peepers

This isn't your father's jazz.

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Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green: Apex

The student and the master of the alto sax record together. By listening alone, it's hard to tell which is which.

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22 Sep 2010 // 9:56 PM

Nathan Eklund Group: Coin Flip

On Coin Flip, the Nathan Eklund Group play jazz that's sometimes long and mostly snazzy, full of fluttery trumpet rides for the Starbucks crowd.

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Garrison Fewell’s Variable Density Sound Orchestra: Sound Particle 47

Garrison Fewell's second album with his tumultuous gang of horn-blowers and noisemakers is a jubilant cacophony that compromises absolutely nothing!

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The lead off track for Either/Orchestra’s latest album Mood Music for Time Travellers, “The (one of a kind) Shimmy”, is available for free

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Catalyst: The Complete Recordings, Volumes 1 & 2

1970s Philly jazz act Catalyst now has the means to break out of its formidable critical and cult following into worldwide acclaim.

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Chris Massey’s Nue Jazz Project: Vibrainium

Chris Massey leads a slinky outfit through original compositions as well as covers of Henderson and Corea.

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8 Sep 2010 // 8:00 AM

The Shape of Jazz That Came…

The awake, aware folks who make and receive these offerings celebrate an ever-evolving music that resists boundaries, the sort capable of communication that transcends language and explanation.

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Suresh Singaratnam: Lost in New York

Singaratnam’s Lost in New York is an experiment in jazz that is too classically-influenced to be called experimental.

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The Shock Heard ‘Round the World: ‘Bitches Brew’ Turns 40

For a lot of the critics with whom this work never registered, Bitches Brew signified the first time a butterfly turned back into a caterpillar. In actuality, the moves Miles made as the ‘70s began seem, with the benefit of hindsight, like magnetic fields pulling him into the future -- and taking music with him.

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Mike Reed’s People, Places, and Things: Crafting Creative Live Jazz with ‘Stories and Negotiations’

Mike Reed’s People, Places, and Things present a bold vision of not just what improvised music has been in the past, but what it can be in the future.

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Dino Saluzzi: El Encuentro

Dramatic, moving, post-Piazzolla orchestral music from Argentina via Amsterdam.

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Jim Guttmann: Bessarabian Breakdown

"Basically," Jim Guttmann explains about Bessarabian Breakdown, "I wanted to include everything I love about what I’ve done over the past 30 years".

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The Stanley Clarke Band: The Stanley Clarke Band

Damn, I got a blister on my thumb!

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‘Jass’ Gives You the Feel for Early American History

Take a tour of Storyville where Jazz began and murder prevails, bringing in the likes of David Fulmer's hero who is as good at solving crime as he's crippled by his love of an irresistible whore.

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Advocate of the snarling downtown scene and saxophonist extraordinaire Tim Berne has released many albums during his career. Some of them have vanished from stores

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Green Hair Is a Beacon for Peace in Wartime in 'The Boy With Green Hair'

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"The titular Boy With the Green Hair becomes something of a statement for the tumultuous feelings of Americans during World War II.

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