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Travis Laplante and Peter Evans - ‘Secret Meeting’ (album stream) (premiere)

On Friday, February 5, NNA Tapes will release Secret Meeting, the first collaboration between saxophonist Travis Laplante and trumpeter Peter Evans. And as far as collaborations

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On the Meaningful Nonsense in ‘Jottings From a Far Away Place’

Formally inventive, beautifully written and thematically dense, Brendan Connell's latest collection is a multi-layered anthology that compels multiple readings.

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Weather Report: The Legendary Live Tapes 1978-1981

This comprehensive live set moves back and forth in time, and between quintet and quartet line-ups. The comparisons make for fascinating listening, and suggest that maybe the jazz fusion band is actually more genre defying than defining.

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5 Jan 2016 // 2:15 AM

Norman Westberg: 13

Almost too obscure to gain any attention the first go-round, Swans guitarist Norman Westberg's 13 enjoys a deserved reissue.

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10 Dec 2015 // 11:59 AM

Julia Kent - “Flag of No Country” (video) (premiere)

The cellist goes to Italy in her powerful, elegiac new video.

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The Best Avant-Garde and Experimental Music of 2015

Music of all kinds are tending toward a consciously experimental direction. Maybe we’re finally getting through to them.

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David S. Ware/Apogee: Birth of a Being

Apogee's first and last album was a free jazz slap to the face in 1977. This new reissue dampens none of its power.

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Food: This Is Not a Miracle

After spending 15 years exploring the hidden corners of ambient jazz, Iain Ballamy and Thomas Strønen still have not run out of ways to explore their chemistry.

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1 Dec 2015 // 2:10 AM

Deerhoof: Fever 121614

The new vinyl release from the always-reliable Deerhoof doesn't disappoint. Bring ear plugs.

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17 Nov 2015 // 2:30 AM

Julia Kent: Asperities

Avant garde cellist and composer Julia Kent returns with an album of devastating beauty and insurmountable dread.

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Mary Halvorson: Meltframe

On Halvorson's mesmerizing new solo guitar record, she knows the best way to honor jazz's history is give a nod to the greats and then break that history down so you can innovate your way to the future.

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30 Oct 2015 // 1:15 AM

Ahleuchatistas: Arrebato

Ahleuchatistas can turn on a dime, but their catalog suggests a longer view, more long-term growth than rapid-fire shifts.

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23 Oct 2015 // 1:30 AM

Joanna Newsom: Divers

After a five-year musical silence, Joanna Newsom returns with her most focused and refined album yet.

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Free Agent of Sound: An Interview with Rob Mazurek

The heralded avant-jazz great Rob Mazurek speaks of space operas, working through grief with music, and, of course, the singularity.

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11 Sep 2015 // 1:05 AM

Heitor Alvelos: Faith

If less is more, then even less can be positively deafening.

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Satoko Fujii Orchestra Berlin: Ichigo Ichi/Satoko Fujii Tobira: Yamiyo Ni Karasu

It's another day at the office for Satoko Fujii and Natsuki Tamura -- meaning they just released two albums designed to kick down more doors in jazz.

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3 Aug 2015 // 1:15 AM

Barnett + Coloccia: Weld

A pairing of experimental music all-stars results in an album ideally suited for an as-yet unscripted horror film.

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Bill Payne, Carol Liebowitz, Eva Lindal: Payne/Lindal/Liebowitz

Bill Payne, Carol Liebowitz, Eva Lindal make an entire album's worth of music by the seat of their three pairs of pants.

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Will Mason Ensemble - “Finn” (audio) (premiere)

The debut album by the chamber ensemble embraces the beauty and ominousness of isolation in nature.

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27 Jul 2015 // 1:20 AM

Mas Ysa: Seraph

Many moments of Seraph may seem random but are really meticulously placed in an effort to create something truly graceful and charming.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 12 - "Don't You Forget About Me"

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"In another stand-alone episode, there's a lot of teen drama and some surprises, but not much potential.

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