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Sunday, April 4 2010

Omar Sosa & NDR Bigband: Ceremony

Once again, Omar Sosa has produced a distinct take on world jazz while renewing his own exploratory project, all within the carefully orchestrated confines of ritual space and time-honored practice.


Wednesday, February 17 2010

Akira Sakata & Chikamorachie: Friendly Pants

For all of its strength, poise, and extroversion, Friendly Pants does little to create any particular sensation, and instead operates more as a skill showcase for the musicians involved.


Friday, February 12 2010

Always Know; Monk Always

Conspicuously absent from PM’s list of the best nonfiction for 2009 is Robin D. G. Kelly’s comprehensive biography of the high priest of bop, Thelonious Sphere Monk.


Monday, January 25 2010

Maiysha: 23.Jan.10 - New York

Maiysha takes The Blue Note stage to record live follow-up to her Grammy-nominated debut.


Monday, November 16 2009

Mulatu Astatke: New York, Addis, London; The Story of Ethio Jazz 1965-1975

Astatke has a great capacity for intelligent play, the James Joyce kind of innovation that isn't afraid to be slangy and entertaining at the same time that it chases a serious purpose.


Tuesday, November 10 2009

Carla Bley: Carla’s Christmas Carols

These beautifully arranged pieces place this among the really enjoyable and surprising Christmas albums.


Wednesday, November 4 2009

Mario Adnet & Philippe Baden Powell: Afrosambajazz: The Music of Baden Powell

Brazilian guitarist and composer Baden Powell has his music treated to rich and beautiful jazz arrangements.


Monday, October 19 2009

Pete Kelly’s Blues

Jack Webb's glum radio series 'Pete Kelly's Blues' is a sigh of a tribute to the roaring '20s, a melancholic parade of blistering jazz and the pointlessness of its own nostalgia.


Tuesday, September 22 2009

Easy Virtue

Noel Coward's play is brought to the screen with Jessica Biel in the lead role, but the film loses much of the bite of the stage version.


Thursday, August 27 2009

Robert Glasper Loves the Groove

On the eve of his third Blue Note release, Double Booked, jazz pianist Robert Glasper discusses his stylistic bifurcation, MC skills, and -- inevitably -- Michael Jackson's legacy.


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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]
Jenny Scheinman: Crossing (Reviews) [9.Dec.08]
DIY: Takahiko Iimura (Columns) [7.Oct.08]
Huong Thanh & Nguyen Le: Fragile Beauty (Capsule Reviews) [20.Feb.08]
Jazz by Bob Blumenthal (Reviews) [11.Feb.08]
Joel Frahm: We Used to Dance (Capsule Reviews) [28.Aug.07]
Akiko Tsuruga: Sweet and Funky (Capsule Reviews) [23.Aug.07]
Chris Byars: Photos in Black, White and Gray (Capsule Reviews) [22.Aug.07]
Jazz drummer Max Roach dies (News) [17.Aug.07]
Somi: Red Soil in My Eyes (Capsule Reviews) [6.Jun.07]
Pat Martino: El Hombre (Reviews) [22.Apr.07]
Ornette finally gets props (Crazed by the Music) [19.Apr.07]
Robert Glasper: In My Element (Reviews) [11.Apr.07]
Pat Martino: Think Tank (Reviews) [11.Dec.03]
Fred Anderson: On the Run (Reviews) [12.Nov.01]
Pat Martino: Live at Yoshi’s (Reviews) [21.Jun.01]
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