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Red Hot Chili Peppers Blast Through Tremendous Set at Madison Square Garden

I finally saw Red Hot Chili Peppers do their funky thing no matter that Kiedis rocked out while wearing a soft-cast boot. Find photos and tour dates here.

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Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo: Peace

Japanese composer Satoko Fujii takes another crack at the big band route in the way only she can.

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Ralph Towner: My Foolish Heart

Solo classical guitar from the ECM stalwart whose music is so beautiful that it can seem vanilla. But it isn't.

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Led Bib: Umbrella Weather

The group knows how to chase each other into new territory, and the horizon stays perpetually distant.

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Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau: Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau

Thile and Mehldau make a pretty great duo, but it’s also an idiosyncratic one. For the most part this album feels like Thile is playing around in Mehldau’s jazz-oriented world.

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Jimmy Scott: I Go Back Home

As the story goes, German producer Ralf Kemper wanted to make one last great album with Jimmy Scott before he passed from this earth. But is this it?

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31 Jan 2017 // 3:00 AM

Overlooked Jazz Gems of 2016

No matter how much music I listen to every year, I miss some great records, somehow. Here are a half-dozen albums from 2016 that deserve our attention.

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Charlie Haden and the Liberation Music Orchestra: Time/Life

Released posthumously, these gorgeously lush recordings serve as a fine tribute to the late Charlie Haden.

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In Detroit They Come Out at Night

Grafitti artists, the jazz, punk, and hip-hop scenes, and the lonely mean streets of Detroit are captured by this survey of 13 photographers.

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Black and White and Katrina All Over: Jazz Religion, the Second Line, and Black New Orleans

One of the best things about this updated edition of Jazz Religion, the Second Line, and Black New Orleans is that it looks at what’s to come just as much as it looks at bygones.

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Kamasi Washington Takes Jazz to the Next Level in San Francisco

This is jazz that can dazzle the music mavens and impresarios while still remaining accessible to a more mainstream audience

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Matthew Shipp Trio: Piano Song

Pianist Matthew Shipp's final album for Thirsty Ear finds him going about his usually adventurous trio business.

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18 Jan 2017 // 11:00 AM

Jesca Hoop - “The Lost Sky” (Singles Going Steady)

"The Lost Sky" is a gorgeous if troubled reverie, Jesca Hoop's smokey vocals a relentless stream of circular thoughts, memories, and admonitions

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Karl Denson Brings Balance to the Force in 60th Birthday Fillmore Fiesta

The fact that Denson turns 60 on this same day that beloved Rebel Alliance leader Leia Organa has passed away at the age of 60 herself presents some deep insight on what a difference lifestyle can make in human longevity.

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17 Jan 2017 // 8:53 AM

Jeff Parker: Slight Freedom

Guitarist Jeff Parker has now surpassed his previous solo albums and everything he ever did with Tortoise on his vinyl release Slight Freedom.

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Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau: Nearness

Good jazz doesn't always have to knock down barriers. Sometimes it's just the sound of two friends catching up.

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Wolfgang Muthspiel: Rising Grace

The Austrian jazz guitarist plays beautifully in his third outing for ECM with a remarkable band featuring Larry Grenadier, Brian Blade, Brad Mehldau, and Ambrose Akinmusire.

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Keith Jarrett: A Multitude of Angels

This newly-discovered box set captures the last gasp of Keith Jarrett's marathon concert phase.

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Andrew Cyrille and Bill McHenry: Proximity

In the tradition of Coltrane and Rashid Ali, a tenor saxophonist and an esteemed drummer play clear and free in duets.

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9 Dec 2016 // 2:10 AM

Aziza: Aziza

Aziza, a jazz supergroup featuring Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Lionel Loueke, and Eric Harland, mostly avoids supergroup pitfalls and plays strong on its eponymous new LP.

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'Supernatural': Mary Comes Clean, Gavin Goes Home in the Middling "Family Feud"

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"The episode reveals some key plot points in a family-themed episode that resolves itself far too easily.

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