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Craig Taborn: Avenging Angel

This set invites reflection and negotiation even as it demands both energy and patience.

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Orchestre National de Jazz: Shut Up and Dance

Orchestre National de Jazz of France releases an album that needs to be heard rather than read about. Get it while the getting's good.

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The Preservation Hall Jazz Band & The Del McCoury Band - “I’ll Fly Away” (video)

Last night, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Del McCoury Band, joined forces for a foot-stomping, soul movin' version of the gospel classic "I'll Fly Away" on the stages of the Late Show with David Letterman.

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17 Jul 2011 // 9:57 PM

Jerry Granelli: 1313

Suspenseful work from a celebrated percussionist, if not altogether satisfying.

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David S. Ware/Cooper-Moore/William Parker/Muhammad Ali: Planetary Unknown

These four guys have known each other for years, yet this is the first album to feature all of them in the same room. Calling it a "doozy" is just a playful, feeble understatement.

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Ben Kono - “Paradise in Manzanar” Live

Tragedy has long moved artists to write, we all know that. Look at how many songs came out of the 9/11 attacks. Ben Kono, a hard-working

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Thelonious Monk: Monk’s Music

No matter how many times it gets reissued, a great album is still a great album. Monk's Music will never sound anything short of terrific.

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6 Jul 2011 // 9:59 PM

Chris Dingman: Waking Dreams

Chris Dingman's music is like walking into a clearing: it's marvelous, but you can't easily pin why.

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Daniel Jamieson’s Danjam Orchestra: Sudden Appearance

Composer/arranger Daniel Jamieson fits big band music to his specifications.

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22 Jun 2011 // 8:21 AM

Big changes at Vancouver Jazz Festival

SEATTLE — Jazz aficionados scanning the schedule for the 26th Vancouver International Jazz Festival, which kicks off Friday, will no doubt have noticed the event has

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Yaron Herman Trio Plays Radiohead’s “No Surprises”

Not that I'm complaining, but why do jazz pianists like to cover Radiohead so much?

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Eric Hofbauer & the Infrared Band: Level

Jazz guitarist Eric Hofbauer dials back his bizarre tendencies as he forms a new band that sounds almost too competent.

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Billy Bang & Bill Cole: Billy Bang Bill Cole

Billy Bang and Bill Cole have a few things in common other than a similar first name and untempered instruments.

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16 Jun 2011 // 9:57 PM

Adam Kolker: Reflections

A rising jazz talent makes a stop-and-smell-the-roses-with-your-pals kind of album.

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14 Jun 2011 // 9:59 PM

Laszlo Gardony: Signature Time

Ivory tickler Laszlo Gardony's latest album is all taste and almost no flash. Is this good? Bad? Neither?

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Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo: Songs of Mirth and Melancholy

Alternately delicate and earthy saxophone/piano duets, rather splendid.

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Miles Davis: The Definitive Miles Davis on Prestige

The latest Miles Davis collection chronicles some of the best, most interesting and hungry tunes the legend ever offered.

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26 May 2011 // 10:00 PM

Nicholas Urie: My Garden

Like Bukowski, the gloomy laureate whose work is re-sounded here, Nichloas Urie is not afraid to walk on the dark side. He's also able to find fragments of beauty in the gloom.

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24 May 2011 // 9:59 PM

Telebossa: Telebossa

Bussmann surrounds Mello's soft voice with the sound of corks popping, and then circles around him in an avant-garde, repetitive way with the cello.

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19 May 2011 // 9:56 PM

Malika Zarra: Berber Taxi

The marriage of voice-and-keyboard jazz with gnawa, oud and various North African ideas is so deft that the joints never show.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Coming of Age When 'Life Is Strange'

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"Time travelling and selfies are the central conceits of Life Is Strange.

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