Articles tagged yoshie fruchter, pitom, rashanim, john zorn, radical jewish culture, jazz

24 Oct 2011 // 8:57 PM

Greg Reitan: Daybreak

A consistent amount of grace often leads to a uni-directional work, as with Greg Reitan's Daybreak.

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17 Oct 2011 // 8:59 PM

Jon Regen: Revolution

A rather moving pop record with guest turns from Benmont Tench and Andy Summers.

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Lake Street Dive: Live at the Lizard Lounge

Live at the Lizard Lounge, which was recorded earlier this year at a Boston-area hometown show, has an amazing soundtrack but a rather underwhelming video to accompany it.

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11 Oct 2011 // 9:00 PM

Trombone Shorty: For True

If Lenny Kravitz came out of the New Orleans brass band scene ...

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Augusto Pirodda / Gary Peacock / Paul Motian: No Comment

This album is piano-trio jazz music. No further comment need apply.

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Dead Cat Bounce: Chance Episodes

Chance Episodes reminds us that jazz is a useful laboratory for highbrow art music experiments. More importantly, it cooks.

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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.

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Miguel Zenón: 15 September 2011 - New York

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

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Grace Under Pressure: An Interview with Steven Wilson

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

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20 Sep 2011 // 8:58 PM

100 Monkeys: Liquid Zoo

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

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The Dustbowl Revival: Holy Ghost Station EP

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

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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.

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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.

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Descendre Offers Four tracks for Free

Each summer, my hometown of Columbus, Ohio holds one of the largest sponsor-free music and arts festivals in the nation: Comfest. One stage that I

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Cloning Americana: For Which It Stands

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

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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.

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Roswell Rudd: The Incredible Honk

Roswell Rudd, vanguard of the old trombone, just turned 75. It's best to approach The Incredible Honk as a birthday present he made for himself.

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Stephane Belmondo: The Same As It Never Was

Whether you like your jazz traditional or modern, Stephane Belmondo's got you covered.

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The Off-Handed Cool of Michael Franks

Is he just a "smooth jazz" hack? Or is Michael Franks a real jazz singer whose best work from the '70s remains a viable way to sing today?

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Michael Franks: Time Together

The feather-voiced jazz singer, mellow as ever, and still clever.

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