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The Dustbowl Revival: Holy Ghost Station EP

Holy Ghost Station is exceptional considering the wide range of musical territory that is covered.

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David Weiss & Point of Departure: Snuck Out

Weiss and Point of Departure are a class act all the way, but this live album feels more like an arrow pointing to something else than an actual statement of purpose.

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Kyle Eastwood: Songs from the Chateau

Despite the album's allusions to France, the album is hardly Parisian. Eastwood and his band seem more interested in laying down a smooth groove, producing some rather well-played but bland results.

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Descendre Offers Four tracks for Free

Each summer, my hometown of Columbus, Ohio holds one of the largest sponsor-free music and arts festivals in the nation: Comfest. One stage that I

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Cloning Americana: For Which It Stands

Did you know that playing quiet jazz is a form of social protest? Yeah, me neither.

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Last Stop Greece: Then the Global Prowler Heads on Home

Six months of Global Prowling concludes in Greece, passing through pre-riotous Athens and making a final stop in Melbourne for the International Jazz Festival where Sonny Rollins teaches the Golden Rule.

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Roswell Rudd: The Incredible Honk

Roswell Rudd, vanguard of the old trombone, just turned 75. It's best to approach The Incredible Honk as a birthday present he made for himself.

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Stephane Belmondo: The Same As It Never Was

Whether you like your jazz traditional or modern, Stephane Belmondo's got you covered.

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The Off-Handed Cool of Michael Franks

Is he just a "smooth jazz" hack? Or is Michael Franks a real jazz singer whose best work from the '70s remains a viable way to sing today?

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21 Aug 2011 // 10:00 PM

Michael Franks: Time Together

The feather-voiced jazz singer, mellow as ever, and still clever.

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Dave King Trucking Company: Good Old Light

Bad Plus drummer Dave King is no stranger to the art of side projects. His latest band is, all in all, not bad.

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10 Aug 2011 // 10:00 PM

Starlicker: Double Demon

Chicago mainstay Rob Mazurek's new trio is guided by heavy drums and vibes that fill in the missing space.

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9 Aug 2011 // 10:00 PM

Soft Metals: Soft Metals

The Machines called whilst you were out. They want bread, milk, and some Acieeeeeed!

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Matana Roberts: COIN COIN Chapter One: Gens de Couleur Libres

Roberts gives eloquent voice to the fractured nature of identity, the way conflicting identifications jostle for prominence in our psyches, the multiple consciousness of modern hybridity.

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Tareq Abboushi & Shusmo: Mumtastic

Wormed with Middle Eastern loops and hooks, and also playful, with a jazz playfulness

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Denny Zeitlin: Labyrinth: Live Solo Piano

Sophisticatedly conceived and presented simply, Denny Zeitlin's live solo performance is a modest marvel of old jazz played in new ways.

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28 Jul 2011 // 9:56 PM

Nguyên Lê: Songs of Freedom

Here's a trick: a five-minute "In A Gadda da Vida" that's more self-indulgent than the original!

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Larry Coryell: Larry Coryell with the Wide Hive Players

Larry Coryell is rogue, the Wide Hive Players aren't. Together, they make a pretty good album. There is, of course, room for improvement.

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Eric Harland: Voyager: Live By Night

Eric Harland is a drummer and composer to be reckoned with. And legally speaking, he can't run for president for another two years.

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Craig Taborn: Avenging Angel

This set invites reflection and negotiation even as it demands both energy and patience.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

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"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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