Wednesday, October 1 2014
Existential dread is nothing new for Will Oldham's performing persona, but this new record might be his most harrowing yet.
Monday, September 29 2014
On In the Orbit of Ra Sun Ra collaborator and Arkestra member Marshall Allen presents a portrait of the jazz legend every bit as complicated and strange as a cross-section of his reality could possibly be.
Monday, September 15 2014
Mostly Other People Do the Killing have taken on an ambitious task: recreate Miles Davis' landmark Kind of Blue note for note. Except, as bassist Moppa Elliott notes, note-for-note might just be impossible.
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.