Articles tagged mikrokolektyw, delmark, jazz, moog, electronic

Chico Mann: Magical Thinking

Mann navigates through ‘80s influences and cues masterfully throughout Magical Thinking.

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16 Apr 2013 // 11:03 PM

Little Women: Lung

An avant-garde jazz supergroup sets up a peaceful trap, waiting for an unsuspecting listener to flip the switch.

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15 Apr 2013 // 11:00 PM

DJ Sun: One Hundred

This record relaxes on your sofa and instead of asking you to grab it a beer on your way to the fridge, it offers to share those that it brought. It’s all give. It’s easy. When the hour grows late you might even ask it to stay a little longer. And when it’s time to part, you'll already be planning to do it again.

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10 Apr 2013 // 11:01 PM

Keith Jarrett: Hymns/Spheres

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

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28 Jan 2013 // 7:25 AM

Nicolette - “Fascination”

Electronic-pop chanteuse Nicolette bounces back with the life-affirming funk of her newest, ear-pleasing single.

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28 Jan 2013 // 4:30 AM

Anstam: Stones and Woods

Stones and Woods is gripping for the most part, an album that reveals its layers with each passing listen.

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27 Jan 2013 // 9:31 AM

Solid Steel Radio Show 25/1/2013 Part 1 + 2 - Coldcut (MP3)

British electronic duo Coldcut head up this week's edition of the Solid Steel Radio Show, which Ninja Tune presents on their Soundcloud.

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Melody’s Echo Chamber: Melody’s Echo Chamber

An experimental blend of genres that is more admirable for its bold vision and diversity than for its quality and approachability.

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8 Oct 2012 // 11:04 PM

Naytronix: Dirty Glow

A plethora of cool sounds and intriguing timbres can't make up for repetitiveness and a lack of decent songwriting.

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19 Aug 2012 // 11:03 PM

Belleruche: Rollerchain

An initially intriguing affair that ultimately succeeds more as a novelty.

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Thoughts on the Olympics, Improvisation and Jay Adams

In Olympic action we hope to see perfection. With jazz improvisation we want something beyond even that.

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Top 10 Performances of American Standards from Miles Davis Records

While Miles will always be known for his original compositions and for genre-busting, innovative records like Kind of Blue, E.S.P., and Bitches Brew, it’s worthwhile to give another listen to the great performances of standards the trumpeter recorded during the earlier part of his career.

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Joe Morris, William Parker, Gerald Cleaver: Altitude

Sometimes a great show can only give you a good CD.

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17 Jul 2012 // 11:03 PM

Linkin Park: Living Things

A fine collection of rap/electronic/rock that unfortunately disappoints when compared to its predecessor.

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Shemekia Copeland and Ronnie Baker Brooks Take a Class

Copeland and Brooks infected my classroom with the ‘existential freedom’ that allows each person to stare into the darkness, yet somehow and someway, find the words, the voice, and the courage to sing a sweet song. That is, they gave us all the blues.

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Noah and the Megafauna Release Video for “Liquid Modernity”

Put on your old time dancing shoes. Noah and the Megafauna host an apocalyptic hoedown in this new video for “Liquid Modernity (You Can Never Go Home)”. This gypsy jazz collective comes well prepared to host the last dance as the ship goes down.

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6 Dec 2011 // 10:00 PM

Stanley Jordan: Friends

2008's State of Nature was no fluke – Stanley Jordan is back in business, full swing.

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David S. Ware: Organica (Solo Saxophones, Volume 2)

He may be 61, and he may have a new kidney, but David S. Ware continues to run over people's expectations with every new project.

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Greg Ward: Greg Ward’s Phonic Juggernaut

Still early in his career, saxophonist Greg Ward has cranked out a fully realized sophomore album.

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Aram Bajakian: Aram Bajakian’s Kef

Kef is postmodern chamber jazz that swings proficiently with an always-apparent – and quite convincing – Eastern vibe.

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