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Thursday, May 9 2013

Sexmob: Cinema, Circus & Spaghetti (Sexmob Plays Fellini: The Music of Nino Rota)

Bernstein gets Sexmob back out of the freezer for a cinematic tribute sure to thaw any detractor of campy jazz.


Wednesday, February 4 2009

Mario Pavone Double Tenor Quintet: Ancestors

For better or worse, the veteran jazz bassist shows us yet again why he and Dave Holland have so much in common.


Sunday, January 11 2009

Paul Shapiro: Essen

A joyous good-time record that combines jumping jazz with Yiddish entertainment, plus a dose of modern jazz funkiness. Sit down! Eat! You look too thin!


Thursday, January 8 2009

Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra: We are MTO

The brash, fun MTO's sophomore set: plenty swing, some funk, some vocals, all a mite too sterile this time out.


Tuesday, December 16 2008

The Best Jazz of 2008

More than ever, the best jazz is coming from small labels, and more than ever the best draws a decent slice from the dynamics of rock and pop music without itself being a commercial venture.


Tuesday, April 8 2008

Steven Bernstein: Diaspora Suite

The fourth of the trumpeter's ingenious transformations of Jewish music, this gorgeous mass of guitars, horns and drums fuses Bitches Brew to the synagogue.


Thursday, August 31 2006

Sex Mob: Sexotica

Steven Bernstein's jazz pranksters take on Martin Denny-style lounge exotica, mixing bold jazz with nostalgic bird-call texture. A mixed drink, for sure.


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