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Tuesday, April 16 2013

Little Women: Lung

An avant-garde jazz supergroup sets up a peaceful trap, waiting for an unsuspecting listener to flip the switch.


Monday, April 15 2013

DJ Sun: One Hundred

This record relaxes on your sofa and instead of asking you to grab it a beer on your way to the fridge, it offers to share those that it brought. It’s all give. It’s easy. When the hour grows late you might even ask it to stay a little longer. And when it’s time to part, you'll already be planning to do it again.


Wednesday, April 10 2013

Keith Jarrett: Hymns/Spheres

A double-disc set that finds the jazz pianist jamming on a baroque organ in the 1970s (when else?).


Tuesday, August 7 2012

Thoughts on the Olympics, Improvisation and Jay Adams

In Olympic action we hope to see perfection. With jazz improvisation we want something beyond even that.


Wednesday, August 1 2012

Top 10 Performances of American Standards from Miles Davis Records

While Miles will always be known for his original compositions and for genre-busting, innovative records like Kind of Blue, E.S.P., and Bitches Brew, it’s worthwhile to give another listen to the great performances of standards the trumpeter recorded during the earlier part of his career.


Monday, July 23 2012

Joe Morris, William Parker, Gerald Cleaver: Altitude

Sometimes a great show can only give you a good CD.


Tuesday, May 1 2012

Shemekia Copeland and Ronnie Baker Brooks Take a Class

Copeland and Brooks infected my classroom with the ‘existential freedom’ that allows each person to stare into the darkness, yet somehow and someway, find the words, the voice, and the courage to sing a sweet song. That is, they gave us all the blues.


Thursday, February 2 2012

Noah and the Megafauna Release Video for “Liquid Modernity”

Put on your old time dancing shoes. Noah and the Megafauna host an apocalyptic hoedown in this new video for “Liquid Modernity (You Can Never Go Home)”. This gypsy jazz collective comes well prepared to host the last dance as the ship goes down.


Tuesday, December 6 2011

Stanley Jordan: Friends

2008's State of Nature was no fluke – Stanley Jordan is back in business, full swing.


Monday, November 14 2011

David S. Ware: Organica (Solo Saxophones, Volume 2)

He may be 61, and he may have a new kidney, but David S. Ware continues to run over people's expectations with every new project.


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