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Billy Bang: Goodbye and Rest in Peace

The more I think about the recently-deceased Billy Bang, the more I'm convinced his life is the kind of story someone should write a novel about. Except someone already did: Billy Bang did, and his novel was his life, and his life's story is articulated in his music. And his music lives on.

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Lineup of musicians in place for 2011 Detroit International Jazz Festival

DETROIT — One of the programming deficiencies that Terri Pontremoli began addressing when she assumed command of the Detroit International Jazz Festival in 2007 was that many

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Lee Shaw: Together Again - Live at the Egg and Live at Art Gallery Reutlingen

Jazz pianist Lee Shaw releases two live albums, one an innovative summit with a famous protégé. The other sounds like she and her band are ready to nod off.

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11 Apr 2011 // 9:58 PM

Chris Parrello: Things I Wonder

Manhattan guitarist Chris Parrello throws diverse but not disparate styles together on his debut album.

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Adam Pieronczyk: Komeda – The Innocent Sorcerer

It's an inspired move -- this tribute to an elder statesman of Polish jazz while managing to keep a unique style intact.

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Steven Lugerner: Narratives/These Are the Words

The ghosts of Torah past and third-stream present flow together on Steven Lugerner's double album.

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Nostalgia 77: The Sleepwalking Society

This is music best appreciated with a martini glass in your hand, though the concoction should definitely be stirred and not shaken.

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Weasel Walter / Mary Halvorson / Peter Evans: Electric Fruit

Have you ever dropped everything simply to appreciate how many different sounds exist in the world?

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Paolo Fresu: Mistico Mediterraneo

Sardinian trumpeter Paolo Fresu looks to a neighboring island for his latest collaboration of horn, bandoneon, and archaic voices.

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Gerald Cleaver’s Uncle June Ensemble: Be It As I See It

This album is really scattered, but we are all the better for it.

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Joel Harrison String Choir: The Music of Paul Motian

This chamber music tribute to the music of Paul Motian deserves more discussion than it will likely receive.

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Kermit Driscoll - Reveille (video)

Don't call him just-a-bassist!

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Brad Mehldau: Live in Marciac

Jazz pianist Brad Mehldau takes the stage solo in south France, where all of his talents are laid bare for all to see and hear.

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3 Mar 2011 // 5:02 AM

Dave Douglas in 2011

Spark of Being live, composition workshop, upcoming mobile release.

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Eddie Gomez & Cesarius Alvim: Forever

Such strong musical telepathy can be more fun for the performers than the listeners. At least it's quality telepathy.

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Wadada Leo Smith / Ed Blackwell: The Blue Mountain’s Sun Drummer

Let's call it one of the best new jazz albums from 1986.

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13 Feb 2011 // 10:00 PM

The Bad Plus: Never Stop

No longer hiding behind irony, The Bad Plus emerge unscathed and even more worthy of applause.

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Dan Tepfer Trio: Five Pedals Deep

Either Dan Tepfer ignores the piano trio's limitations or he was weaned on something else. Either way, this is a classy album.

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‘John Coltrane and Black America’s Quest for Freedom’: Insider Perspectives

The better contributions in this edited volume navigate a course between the particular and the universal, granting Coltrane's music the freedom it demands.

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The Trio of Oz: The Trio of Oz

Not the Wizard, but the Trio. Popular rock tunes translated into drums, piano, and bass. There's no place like jazz, there's no place like jazz, there's no place like jazz…

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