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‘Deep in My Heart’ Is An Overlooked Musical Delight

The captivating life of an operettist, as told via Al Jolson, Gene Kelly, and a "Leg of Mutton".

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The Triumphant Emptiness of Snarky Puppy

If an iTunes library on shuffle needed a house band, Snarky Puppy would be it.

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Great on Paper: Great on Paper

Great on Paper sticks the landing on their modern jazz debut album.

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Minotaurs - “Stayed Too Long” (audio) (premiere)

Nathan Lawr (a.k.a. Minotaurs) is an experimental soul, respecting no boundaries as he explores his musical adventures.

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Bill Frisell: When You Wish Upon a Star

Guitarist Bill Frisell continues his foray into the familiar with a set of classic television and film themes reimagined and rebuilt into something too often bordering on the somnambulant.

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‘Sun Ra: a Joyful Noise’ and the Joy of Ra’s Mythocracy

This film serves as an excellent way to try to begin to comprehend the enigma that was Sun Ra.

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The Hot 8 Brass Band: Vicennial: 20 Years of the Hot 8 Brass Band

A nicely rounded collection of the old and new on a collection that teeters on flawed, then bounces back with high energy and deep musicianship.

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Gogo Penguin: Man Made Object

Gogo Penguin’s debut on Blue Note is a relentless, electronic-influenced collection of rhythmic jazz that would make Miles Teller jealous.

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Danilo Perez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade: Children of the Light

Three jazz greats step out on their own as a trio for the first time after years working together as part of the Wayne Shorter Quartet.

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Michael Spiro and Wayne Wallace: Canto América

Spiro and Wallace expand the boundaries of Latin jazz.

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Paquito D’Rivera: Paquito & Manzanero

An ebullient treat for lovers of Latin jazz.

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Juhani Aaltonen and Iro Haarla: Kirkastus

The melding of these two forces comes across as nothing more or less than an existential journey.

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Travis Laplante and Peter Evans - ‘Secret Meeting’ (album stream) (premiere)

On Friday, February 5, NNA Tapes will release Secret Meeting, the first collaboration between saxophonist Travis Laplante and trumpeter Peter Evans. And as far as collaborations

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Wadada Leo Smith and John Lindberg: Celestial Weather

A titan of trumpet, a titan of double bass come together and give us a record that is undeniable in its ability to blow winds and minds.

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John Abercrombie: The First Quartet

In the late 1970s, John Abercrombie saw the writing on the wall and was determined not to be just another guitarist with chops. He turned to some very talented colleagues and emerged with three strong albums, collected in a new box.

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Mose Allison: American Legend: Live in California

Idiosyncratic, unclassifiable jazz/blues/etc. singer and pianist Mose Allison delivers a fine set of live performances spanning the whole of this career.

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29 Jan 2016 // 2:05 AM

Fred Hersch: Sarabande

A reissue of an early trio recording by the sparkling jazz pianist -- featuring the late Charlie Haden as well as Hersch's marvelous "Child's Song", written to Haden.

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28 Jan 2016 // 2:10 AM

Ches Smith: The Bell

A versatile "jazz" drummer proves well beyond category in this essential, gorgeous trio with viola and piano.

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20 Jan 2016 // 2:31 PM

Mike Holober: Balancing Act

Mike Holober and his band want it both ways -- all ways -- on Balancing Act.

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Stan Getz - “Aguas de Março” and “O Grande Amor” (audio) (premiere)

Resonance Records is releasing two sublime Stan Getz recordings on February 19th and we've got a track from each LP to share with you.

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That Ribbon of Highway: Sharon Jones Re-shapes Woody Guthrie's Song

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"Sharon Jones and Woodie Guthrie knew: great songs belong to everybody.

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