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Thursday, October 23 2014

Jazz May Be Reeling in Terms of Record Sales, But It’s Thriving As an Art Form

What if today’s jazz is a little bit Bill Frisell and a little bit Ornette Coleman?


Friday, October 10 2014

Matthew Shipp: I’ve Been to Many Places

Avant garde pianist Shipp explores his musical past through this contemporary solo set, hinting at where we may find him in the future.


Monday, September 29 2014

Sun Ra and His Arkestra: In the Orbit of Ra

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.


Friday, May 23 2014

“I Get Off on Intense Atmospheres”: An Interview with Gazelle Twin

We speak with Elizabeth Bernholz, the woman behind the Gazelle Twin project, about the relation of music to the natural landscape, the nature of performing, and the work of David Lynch.


Monday, October 7 2013

John Zorn + Ryuichi Sakamoto: Zorn@60, 4 October 2013 - Japan Society, New York

An entirely improvised performance by two of the scene's avant-garde composers


Wednesday, June 5 2013

Barn Owl: V

On their new album V, it's all about the layers. Pull enough back and you'll find the most complex Barn Owl album to date.


Monday, May 6 2013

Deerhunter: Monomania

Music is a neccessity for Bradford Cox, and on Monomania he asks whether or not that's good for him.


Wednesday, April 10 2013

Keith Jarrett: Hymns/Spheres

A double-disc set that finds the jazz pianist jamming on a baroque organ in the 1970s (when else?).


Tuesday, October 18 2011

Albert Ayler: Love Cry / The Last Album

Even when Albert Ayler was "selling out", his music was tough to swallow. This reissue twofer goes right to the heart of that paradox.


Thursday, May 19 2011

Todd Reynolds: Outerborough

"Daredevil" composer Todd Reynolds has offered up a huge album, plentiful in every possible that way music can be. It's worth the trouble.


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David S. Ware: Onecept (Reviews) [15.Sep.10]
Billy Bang: Prayer for Peace (Capsule Reviews) [15.Sep.10]
Food: Quiet Inlet (Reviews) [25.Jul.10]
Caspian: Tertia (Reviews) [12.Jan.10]
Various Artists: Fabrique (Reviews) [30.Aug.09]
Ornette Coleman: Then and Now (Sound Affects) [10.Nov.08]
Is Free Jazz really still free? (Sound Affects) [4.Jun.08]
Led Bib: Sizewell Tea (Capsule Reviews) [30.Aug.07]
Steve Reid Ensemble: Spirits Walk (Reviews) [13.Jul.06]
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