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Sunday, April 4 2010

Omar Sosa & NDR Bigband: Ceremony

Once again, Omar Sosa has produced a distinct take on world jazz while renewing his own exploratory project, all within the carefully orchestrated confines of ritual space and time-honored practice.


Wednesday, March 31 2010

Autechre: Oversteps

Oversteps is nothing less than Autechre's latest masterpiece.


Thursday, February 25 2010

Mike Cooper: Rayon Hula

An unheralded, nearly 60-year-old musical genre gets a stirring tribute on Rayon Hula.


Wednesday, February 17 2010

Akira Sakata & Chikamorachie: Friendly Pants

For all of its strength, poise, and extroversion, Friendly Pants does little to create any particular sensation, and instead operates more as a skill showcase for the musicians involved.


Friday, February 12 2010

Always Know; Monk Always

Conspicuously absent from PM’s list of the best nonfiction for 2009 is Robin D. G. Kelly’s comprehensive biography of the high priest of bop, Thelonious Sphere Monk.


Thursday, February 11 2010

Yeasayer: Odd Blood

On their debut, this band made waves on the strength of a quietly revelatory single about the year 2080. Now the group seems determined as all hell to imagine 2080, the year, in sound.


Monday, February 8 2010

Electronic Music: The Invader and Infiltrator

Electronic sounds have come to occupy and permeate spaces focused on alterity, from the fringes of academia to the disposal heap of exotica.


Monday, January 25 2010

Maiysha: 23.Jan.10 - New York

Maiysha takes The Blue Note stage to record live follow-up to her Grammy-nominated debut.


Monday, November 16 2009

Mulatu Astatke: New York, Addis, London; The Story of Ethio Jazz 1965-1975

Astatke has a great capacity for intelligent play, the James Joyce kind of innovation that isn't afraid to be slangy and entertaining at the same time that it chases a serious purpose.


Tuesday, November 10 2009

Carla Bley: Carla’s Christmas Carols

These beautifully arranged pieces place this among the really enjoyable and surprising Christmas albums.


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The Gentleman Losers: Dustland (Capsule Reviews) [9.Sep.09]
Robert Glasper Loves the Groove (Features) [27.Aug.09]
Rob Mazurek Quintet: Sound Is (Capsule Reviews) [18.Aug.09]
Moby: Wait for Me (Reviews) [7.Jul.09]
Tosca - “Elitsa” (video) (Mixed Media) [29.May.09]
Ximena Sarinana: Mediocre (Capsule Reviews) [17.May.09]
Ximo Tebar & Ivam Jazz Ensemble: Steps (Capsule Reviews) [5.May.09]
Mokira: Persona (Capsule Reviews) [21.Apr.09]
Ohgr: Devils in My Details (Reviews) [11.Dec.08]
Jenny Scheinman: Crossing (Reviews) [9.Dec.08]
Sa Dingding: Alive (Reviews) [27.Jul.08]
AGF: Words Are Missing (Capsule Reviews) [21.Apr.08]
Gregor Tresher: A Thousand Nights (Capsule Reviews) [19.Mar.08]
Miss Kittin: Batbox (Reviews) [4.Mar.08]
Huong Thanh & Nguyen Le: Fragile Beauty (Capsule Reviews) [20.Feb.08]
Jazz by Bob Blumenthal (Reviews) [11.Feb.08]
Coburn: Coburn (Reviews) [23.Jan.08]
Kim Hiorthøy: My Last Day (Reviews) [2.Jan.08]
Alter Ego: Why Not?! (Reviews) [12.Dec.07]
Joel Frahm: We Used to Dance (Capsule Reviews) [28.Aug.07]
Digitalism: Idealism (Reviews) [23.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]
Strategy: Future Rock (Reviews) [9.Aug.07]
Svoy: Eclectric (Reviews) [7.Aug.07]
Apparat: Walls (Reviews) [1.Aug.07]
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