Articles tagged mikrokolektyw, delmark, jazz, moog, electronic

William Parker Quartets: Meditation / Resurrection

Two slightly different quartets led by bassist William Parker, each ferociously swinging and free, to breathe life into your listening.

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1 Sep 2017 // 8:08 AM

Bicep: Bicep

Bicep iron out and stitch together elements from throughout electronic musical history to create one of the most distinctive and exciting dance albums of the year.

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John Pizzarelli Recreates Sinatra/Jobim and Makes It New Again

The soft-voiced jazz guitarist who shares a home state with Ol' Blue Eyes reimagines Sinatra's bossa nova record 50 years later.

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Gary Bartz NTU Troop: Harlem Bush Music - Uhuru

Stepping out on his own with the NTU Troop, saxophonist Gary Bartz delivered an empowering declarative opening statement of purpose with 1971’s Harlem Bush Music – Uhuru.

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Dan Tepfer Trio: Eleven Cages

A piano trio on the rise, these guys play free or precise, romantic or mechanical, standard or original. Get your ears opened, but there is better on the way, I'd guess.

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Chris Speed Trio: Platinum on Tap

The ubiquitous saxophonist goes way forward and way back on this trio date.

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Noah Preminger Talks About His Bold Jazz Protest Album, ‘Meditations on Freedom’

Protest music is both an empathizing artform and an empowering oppositional force. Saxophonist Noah Preminger has taken his own stand, releasing his sixth album on Inauguration Day.

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Brian Newman - “Sunday in New York” (audio) (premiere)

Lady Gaga bandleader Brian Newman steps out for a solo turn on the classic number "Sunday in New York" ahead of a club tour.

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Pioneering Jazz Guitarist John Abercrombie, 1944-2017

John Abercrombie changed jazz guitar for good with his first record, Timeless and then he kept getting better.

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Various Artists: Inner Peace - Rare Spiritual Funk and Jazz Gems

Collecting rarities from the vaults of Mainstream Records, Inner Peace acts as both a fine showcase for the label’s founder and producer Bob Shad, as well as a shag-carpeted aural time capsule.

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Vijay Iyer Sextet: Far From Over

The everywhere-at-once pianist has recorded with his sextet, using a bank of horns for the first time and touching several different modes. An album of surprise, tradition, and exploration. But it grooves too.

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23 Aug 2017 // 2:30 AM

UNKLE: The Road, Part 1

UNKLE's James Lavelle alternates slow, contemplative material with faster, darker pieces to excellent, fulfilling effect.

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Machine Woman: When Lobster Comes Home

Machine Woman stakes her claim for best new techno artist on teeth-rattling, new EP.

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Tyshawn Sorey: Verisimilitude

The composer and drummer at the forefront of the New Jazz presents his trio—but the slow, deliberate, brilliant music is much more "jazz piano trio" music. It is a soundscape of astonishing detail.

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Close Encounters of the 4th Kind with the Sun Ra Arkestra in San Francisco

Allen leads the Arkestra in building a steady groove with layers of rich horn melodies over a tribal beat, with a torchy female vocal about those feisty angels and demons on the cosmic plane.

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21 Aug 2017 // 8:31 AM

Photay: Onism

Photay's full-length debut is is jam-packed with dense instrumentals that take inspiration from all over the world and all over the musical spectrum.

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18 Aug 2017 // 9:15 AM

Chase & Status - “Love Me More” ft. Emeli Sandé

This is a track built on a formula, but no formula exists to account for Sandé, and her performance is the kind of vocal that you scream along to, tears in your eyes, heart ready to burst.

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Monk and Coltrane Return to Vinyl: A Conversation with Producer Nick Phillips

The classic 1957 studio encounters between a mature Thelonious Monk and an up-and-coming John Coltrane are now remastered for high-quality vinyl. The music deserves it.

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17 Aug 2017 // 2:15 AM

Black Asteroid: Thrust

Rather than channeling misery, Thrust has a way of inflicting it.

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Oneohtrix Point Never: Good Time Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

One of the finest electronic musicians of this era continues his hot streak with the Good Time motion picture soundtrack.

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"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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