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Monday, October 4 2010

Manu Katche: Third Round

Third Round is a rare accomplishment: an instrumental, smooth jazz album where you can actually remember the melodies and hum them later. It's also one where the reward outweighs the effort.


Saturday, October 2 2010

Polar Bear: Peepers

This isn't your father's jazz.


Tuesday, September 28 2010

Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green: Apex

The student and the master of the alto sax record together. By listening alone, it's hard to tell which is which.


Wednesday, September 22 2010

Nathan Eklund Group: Coin Flip

On Coin Flip, the Nathan Eklund Group play jazz that's sometimes long and mostly snazzy, full of fluttery trumpet rides for the Starbucks crowd.


Monday, September 20 2010

Garrison Fewell’s Variable Density Sound Orchestra: Sound Particle 47

Garrison Fewell's second album with his tumultuous gang of horn-blowers and noisemakers is a jubilant cacophony that compromises absolutely nothing!


Tuesday, September 14 2010

Catalyst: The Complete Recordings, Volumes 1 & 2

1970s Philly jazz act Catalyst now has the means to break out of its formidable critical and cult following into worldwide acclaim.


Monday, September 13 2010

Chris Massey’s Nue Jazz Project: Vibrainium

Chris Massey leads a slinky outfit through original compositions as well as covers of Henderson and Corea.


Wednesday, September 8 2010

The Shape of Jazz That Came…

The awake, aware folks who make and receive these offerings celebrate an ever-evolving music that resists boundaries, the sort capable of communication that transcends language and explanation.


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Ximena Sarinana: Mediocre (Capsule Reviews) [17.May.09]
Ximo Tebar & Ivam Jazz Ensemble: Steps (Capsule Reviews) [5.May.09]
John Zorn: Rebel with a Cause (Sound Affects) [31.Mar.09]
John Zorn by John Brackett (Reviews) [27.Jan.09]
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