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Thursday, September 29 2011

Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass: Easy Living

This re-issue reminds us of how great Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass truly were when they decided to combine powers.


Wednesday, September 28 2011

Miguel Zenón: 15 September 2011 - New York

Miguel Zenón and his quartet performed selections from his newest record.


Grace Under Pressure: An Interview with Steven Wilson

The Porcupine Tree frontman reveals why he's jazzed about his unconventional new solo album.


Tuesday, September 20 2011

100 Monkeys: Liquid Zoo

The album's inconsistent, but 100 Monkeys have too much talent to go unrecognized.


Sunday, September 18 2011

The Dustbowl Revival: Holy Ghost Station EP

Holy Ghost Station is exceptional considering the wide range of musical territory that is covered.


Wednesday, September 14 2011

David Weiss & Point of Departure: Snuck Out

Weiss and Point of Departure are a class act all the way, but this live album feels more like an arrow pointing to something else than an actual statement of purpose.


Tuesday, September 13 2011

Kyle Eastwood: Songs from the Chateau

Despite the album's allusions to France, the album is hardly Parisian. Eastwood and his band seem more interested in laying down a smooth groove, producing some rather well-played but bland results.


Thursday, September 8 2011

Cloning Americana: For Which It Stands

Did you know that playing quiet jazz is a form of social protest? Yeah, me neither.


Thursday, August 25 2011

Last Stop Greece: Then the Global Prowler Heads on Home

Six months of Global Prowling concludes in Greece, passing through pre-riotous Athens and making a final stop in Melbourne for the International Jazz Festival where Sonny Rollins teaches the Golden Rule.


Roswell Rudd: The Incredible Honk (Reviews) [24.Aug.11]
Stephane Belmondo: The Same As It Never Was (Capsule Reviews) [22.Aug.11]
Michael Franks: Time Together (Reviews) [21.Aug.11]
Starlicker: Double Demon (Reviews) [10.Aug.11]
Tareq Abboushi & Shusmo: Mumtastic (Capsule Reviews) [1.Aug.11]
Denny Zeitlin: Labyrinth: Live Solo Piano (Capsule Reviews) [28.Jul.11]
Nguyên Lê: Songs of Freedom (Capsule Reviews) [28.Jul.11]
Eric Harland: Voyager: Live By Night (Capsule Reviews) [26.Jul.11]
Craig Taborn: Avenging Angel (Reviews) [21.Jul.11]
Orchestre National de Jazz: Shut Up and Dance (Capsule Reviews) [21.Jul.11]
Jerry Granelli: 1313 (Capsule Reviews) [17.Jul.11]
Thelonious Monk: Monk’s Music (Reviews) [7.Jul.11]
Chris Dingman: Waking Dreams (Capsule Reviews) [6.Jul.11]
Eric Hofbauer & the Infrared Band: Level (Capsule Reviews) [21.Jun.11]
Adam Kolker: Reflections (Capsule Reviews) [16.Jun.11]
Laszlo Gardony: Signature Time (Capsule Reviews) [14.Jun.11]
Nicholas Urie: My Garden (Reviews) [26.May.11]
Telebossa: Telebossa (Capsule Reviews) [24.May.11]
Malika Zarra: Berber Taxi (Capsule Reviews) [19.May.11]
(It’s Always) Time For McCoy Tyner (Sound Affects) [11.May.11]
Moon Hotel Lounge Project: Into the Ojalá (Capsule Reviews) [28.Apr.11]
Fred Hersch: Alone at the Vanguard (Capsule Reviews) [21.Apr.11]
Billy Bang: Goodbye and Rest in Peace (Sound Affects) [19.Apr.11]
Chris Parrello: Things I Wonder (Capsule Reviews) [11.Apr.11]
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