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28 Aug 2013 // 10:03 PM

Derrick Hodge: Live Today

Jazz/hip-hop fusion that creates a hypnotic, minimal groove, with some thrilling variety.

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“I’m Not an Old Moldy Fig, I’m Down with Everything”: An Interview with Preservation Hall Jazz Band

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is a musical institution. On their new album, That's It!, original compositions come into play, and with the likes of Jim James, no less. Tubist and double bassist Ben Jaffe tells PopMatters all about it.

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Albert Ayler: Live on the Riviera

If art imitates life, then Live on the Riviera is full of life... the thorny kind.

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Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe: 31 July 2013 - Stateline, NV

Phish aftershow parties have become something of a cottage industry in recent years and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe is one of the best outfits on the planet for such duty.

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25 Aug 2013 // 10:04 PM

Silkie: The Lost Tapes Vol 1

With eight singles and his two City Limits albums released on the DEEP MEDi label to date, Silkie is truly a stalwart in Mala’s army of bass pressure junkies.

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Will Calhoun: Life in This World

Living life and making music on his own terms has made Will Calhoun an artist worthy of our consideration and gratitude.

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Joel Harrison 19: Infinite Possibility

It may have required getting 19 musicians on the payroll, but Joel Harrison has recorded a masterpiece.

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Weasel Walter/Mary Halvorson/Peter Evans: Mechanical Malfunction

Percussion/Guitar/Trumpet playing no/free jazz that is exciting/terrific.

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Kenny Barron: Kenny Barron & The Brazilian Knights

Legendary pianist Kenny Barron and a talented group of Brazilian musicians deliver a fine Brazilian jazz album.

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Rob Mazurek / Exploding Star Electro Acoustic Ensemble: The Space Between

I plunged the universe's consciousness and all I got was this CD/DVD package.

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Denny Zeitlin: Both/And: Solo Electro-Acoustic Adventures

Nothing in Denny Zeitlin's Sunnyside tenure will prepare you for this.

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Jaimeo Brown: Transcendence

Brown benefits from his restlessness, which helps craft Transcendence as one the best jazz albums of 2013.

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band: 9 July 2013 - McKittrick Hotel, NY (photos)

Celebrating the release of their first album with all original compositions That's It!, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band returned to the McKittrick Hotel for a seven night residency. If Tuesday was any indication, every night is gonna have you on your feet.

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Jonathan Finlayson and Sicilian Defense: Moment & the Message

A superb and daring trumpeter makes a long-awaited debut.

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Ideas on the Ephemeral in Live Electronic Music

We take a look at how improvisatory genres such as jazz have embraced the one-off performance and how live electronic musicians can incorporate more ephemeral elements.

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band: That’s It!

Behold, the first album by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band of all new tunes. Stir it in with some colorful beads and hard liquor, and you may never know the difference.

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Redtenbacher’s Funkestra: The Cooker

Consistent and enjoyable, The Cooker serves as a triumphant showcase of top-rate musicianship.

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Rip Rig & Panic - “Sunken Love” (song review)

The fun-loving, anarchic jazz-punkers projected their sumptiously cool slice of post-punk pop into the future with 1983's "Sunken Love", a number that was jaw-droppingly far ahead of its time.

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Satoko Fujii Ma-Do: Time Stands Still / Satoko Fujii New Trio: Spring Storm

One band ends, another one begins. Oh, the sweet sorrow their albums bring.

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Bennett & Brubeck: The White House Sessions, Live 1962

These performances are an often fascinating listen, twisting songs we've heard plenty of times before into something fresh through youthful zeal and, probably, nervous energy.

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A Crooked and Unseen Highway: lowercase - "She Takes Me"

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"The newest Between the Grooves series tackles Lowercase's Kill the Lights, a great marriage of slowcore and post-punk: raw, angry, sullen, and very much alive almost 20 years later.

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