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21 Nov 2016 // 3:10 AM

Kris Davis: Duopoly

A new jazz pianist in careful dialogue with Bill Frisell, Craig Taborn, Don Byron, and five other great players: half written, half freely improvised.

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Dawda Jobarteh: Transitional Times

The West African kora goes from classical to cosmic on Dawda Jobarteh's brilliant sophomore release.

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Lindsey Webster: Back to Your Heart

Lindsey Webster showcases incredible class and exceptional musicianship on her third album, Back to Your Heart.

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17 Nov 2016 // 3:02 AM

Beekman: Beekman Vol. 02

Accessible to the mind and easy-going to the ear, Beekman never sounds like a tri-continent mess.

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16 Nov 2016 // 10:50 AM

Steve Lehman: Sélébéyone

The saxophonist and composer creates a collaborative hip-hop project that puts thrilling live syncopation and slashing improvisation to good work.

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Uri Caine: Calibrated Thickness

The incredibly eclectic jazz pianist offers a series of short songs that consistently dazzle.

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11 Nov 2016 // 8:41 AM

Norah Jones: Day Breaks

Norah Jones returns to her roots on her latest album with mixed results.

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Sun Ra and His Arkestra: The Space Age Is Here To Stay

Sun Ra soars into space on his latest album.

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David S. Ware and Matthew Shipp: Live in Sant’Anna Arresi 2004

David S. Ware and Matthew Shipp have made beautiful music together for 17 years, but chose this occasion to make a lovely racket.

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The FAQ On Frank Zappa Gives It To Us Quick and Dirty

If you don't have time to scour every corner of the internet seeking the answers to these questions, Joe Corcelli will do it for you.

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John Scofield: Country For Old Men

The guitarist serves up some country tunes with a quartet of old friends. But he is reliably swinging on everything.

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The Westerlies: The Westerlies

This all brass quartet has pulled off what few all brass quartets can pull off -- a highly artistic double album of mostly original material.

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Jonathan Finlayson and Sicilian Defense: Moving Still

Moving Still is the most gorgeous, enticing, classic album of 2016 in jazz so far.

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Izzy Flynn - “Faith” (audio) (premiere)

London's Izzy Flynn is an artist on the rise as her blend of electronic, electropop, soul and jazz is mesmerizing.

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28 Oct 2016 // 2:02 AM

Tillery: Tillery

Three singers known mainly for jazz collaborate on a haunting record that isn't really jazz but it's still very special and unique.

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Luke Winslow-King: I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always

A break-up album that covers both a map of the heart and America’s musical heartland.

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25 Oct 2016 // 2:05 AM

Macy Gray: Stripped

Macy Gray reimagines some old work, provides some new work, and tackles other artists' work in an exciting, triumphant new LP.

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Melvin Seals and JGB Keep the Flame Burning at Terrapin Crossroads

There’s a spiritual sustenance of sorts in Garcia’s music that can be hard to put a finger on per se, but the continuing demand and praise for these celestial harmonics is empirical evidence of its existence.

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24 Oct 2016 // 2:05 AM

Trygve Seim: Rumi Songs

Norwegian saxophonist Trygve Seim sets the 13th-century poetry of Jelaluddin Rumi to song, with mixed results.

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Lizz Wright Plays Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald’s Centennial Birthday with New Video (premiere)

Lizz Wright celebrates the music of Ella Fitzgerald at a special concert this Saturday, October 22nd at the Apollo Theater in NYC and shares new video.

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