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Tuesday, September 7 2010

Suresh Singaratnam: Lost in New York

Singaratnam’s Lost in New York is an experiment in jazz that is too classically-influenced to be called experimental.


Thursday, September 2 2010

The Shock Heard ‘Round the World: ‘Bitches Brew’ Turns 40

For a lot of the critics with whom this work never registered, Bitches Brew signified the first time a butterfly turned back into a caterpillar. In actuality, the moves Miles made as the ‘70s began seem, with the benefit of hindsight, like magnetic fields pulling him into the future -- and taking music with him.


Tuesday, August 31 2010

Mike Reed’s People, Places, and Things: Crafting Creative Live Jazz with ‘Stories and Negotiations’

Mike Reed’s People, Places, and Things present a bold vision of not just what improvised music has been in the past, but what it can be in the future.


Thursday, August 26 2010

Dino Saluzzi: El Encuentro

Dramatic, moving, post-Piazzolla orchestral music from Argentina via Amsterdam.


Wednesday, August 18 2010

Jim Guttmann: Bessarabian Breakdown

"Basically," Jim Guttmann explains about Bessarabian Breakdown, "I wanted to include everything I love about what I’ve done over the past 30 years".


Thursday, July 29 2010

The Stanley Clarke Band: The Stanley Clarke Band

Damn, I got a blister on my thumb!


Monday, July 19 2010

‘Jass’ Gives You the Feel for Early American History

Take a tour of Storyville where Jazz began and murder prevails, bringing in the likes of David Fulmer's hero who is as good at solving crime as he's crippled by his love of an irresistible whore.


Tuesday, July 6 2010

Mulatu Astatke: Mulatu Steps Ahead

The father of Ethio-jazz continues to bring the best out of his collaborators, offering glimpses of the unfamiliar amidst familiar materials and capturing experience with quiet majesty.


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Maiysha: 23.Jan.10 - New York (Notes from the Road) [25.Jan.10]
Carla Bley: Carla’s Christmas Carols (Capsule Reviews) [10.Nov.09]
Pete Kelly’s Blues (Columns) [19.Oct.09]
Easy Virtue (Reviews) [22.Sep.09]
Robert Glasper Loves the Groove (Features) [27.Aug.09]
Ximena Sarinana: Mediocre (Capsule Reviews) [17.May.09]
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]
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