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Kenny Barron: Kenny Barron & The Brazilian Knights

Legendary pianist Kenny Barron and a talented group of Brazilian musicians deliver a fine Brazilian jazz album.

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Rob Mazurek / Exploding Star Electro Acoustic Ensemble: The Space Between

I plunged the universe's consciousness and all I got was this CD/DVD package.

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Denny Zeitlin: Both/And: Solo Electro-Acoustic Adventures

Nothing in Denny Zeitlin's Sunnyside tenure will prepare you for this.

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Jaimeo Brown: Transcendence

Brown benefits from his restlessness, which helps craft Transcendence as one the best jazz albums of 2013.

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band: 9 July 2013 - McKittrick Hotel, NY (photos)

Celebrating the release of their first album with all original compositions That's It!, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band returned to the McKittrick Hotel for a seven night residency. If Tuesday was any indication, every night is gonna have you on your feet.

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Jonathan Finlayson and Sicilian Defense: Moment & the Message

A superb and daring trumpeter makes a long-awaited debut.

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Ideas on the Ephemeral in Live Electronic Music

We take a look at how improvisatory genres such as jazz have embraced the one-off performance and how live electronic musicians can incorporate more ephemeral elements.

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band: That’s It!

Behold, the first album by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band of all new tunes. Stir it in with some colorful beads and hard liquor, and you may never know the difference.

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Redtenbacher’s Funkestra: The Cooker

Consistent and enjoyable, The Cooker serves as a triumphant showcase of top-rate musicianship.

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Rip Rig & Panic - “Sunken Love” (song review)

The fun-loving, anarchic jazz-punkers projected their sumptiously cool slice of post-punk pop into the future with 1983's "Sunken Love", a number that was jaw-droppingly far ahead of its time.

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Satoko Fujii Ma-Do: Time Stands Still / Satoko Fujii New Trio: Spring Storm

One band ends, another one begins. Oh, the sweet sorrow their albums bring.

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Bennett & Brubeck: The White House Sessions, Live 1962

These performances are an often fascinating listen, twisting songs we've heard plenty of times before into something fresh through youthful zeal and, probably, nervous energy.

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The Fearless Trumpeter: An Interview with Terence Blanchard

Terence Blanchard is more than a brilliant jazz trumpeter. His long-standing quintet is one of the most flexible groups in jazz, and his work as a composer of film soundtracks is distinctive.

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Kermit Ruffins: We Partyin’ Traditional Style (take 1)

The New Orleans trumpeter and singer tackles traditional jazz with a loose, deriviative ebullience.

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Chick Corea and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: 16 May 2013 - New York

Chick Corea's performance with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra was the kickoff to the festival named after him, and a masterful evening.

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22 May 2013 // 10:06 PM

Shining: One One One

Shining have followed up its career-defining masterwork, Blackjazz, with the exuberant One One One, which takes its unparalleled sonic and places it within the framework of the pop album.

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Kermit Ruffins - “When the Saints Go Marching In” (stream) (PopMatters Premiere)

The incomparable New Orleans trumpeter and BBQ master, Kermit Ruffins, returns next week with a brand new album perfectly entitled 'We Partyin' Traditional Style'.

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Romain Collin: “Storm” / “The Calling” Live at Rockwood, NYC (video)

Jazz pianist Romain Collin explores the haunted terrains of his inner world on "The Calling".

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Joshua Redman: Walking Shadows

Joshua Redman's album of ballads definitely has more to it than meets the ear.

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The Heliocentrics: 13 Degrees of Reality

13 Degrees of Reality is a cerebral and ambitious album that greatly benefits from stylistic non-conformity.

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Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

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"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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