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Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York / Min-Yoh / Kaze: ETO / Watershed / Rafale

Satoko Fujii releases three new albums with three different groups. As expected, it's three different kinds of music. What's surprising is how good they all manage to be in their own right.

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24 Oct 2011 // 9:57 PM

Greg Reitan: Daybreak

A consistent amount of grace often leads to a uni-directional work, as with Greg Reitan's Daybreak.

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17 Oct 2011 // 9:59 PM

Jon Regen: Revolution

A rather moving pop record with guest turns from Benmont Tench and Andy Summers.

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Lake Street Dive: Live at the Lizard Lounge

Live at the Lizard Lounge, which was recorded earlier this year at a Boston-area hometown show, has an amazing soundtrack but a rather underwhelming video to accompany it.

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11 Oct 2011 // 10:00 PM

Trombone Shorty: For True

If Lenny Kravitz came out of the New Orleans brass band scene ...

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Augusto Pirodda / Gary Peacock / Paul Motian: No Comment

This album is piano-trio jazz music. No further comment need apply.

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Dead Cat Bounce: Chance Episodes

Chance Episodes reminds us that jazz is a useful laboratory for highbrow art music experiments. More importantly, it cooks.

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Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass: Easy Living

This re-issue reminds us of how great Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass truly were when they decided to combine powers.

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Miguel Zenón: 15 September 2011 - New York

Miguel Zenón and his quartet performed selections from his newest record.

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Grace Under Pressure: An Interview with Steven Wilson

The Porcupine Tree frontman reveals why he's jazzed about his unconventional new solo album.

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20 Sep 2011 // 9:58 PM

100 Monkeys: Liquid Zoo

The album's inconsistent, but 100 Monkeys have too much talent to go unrecognized.

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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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