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

Dan Tepfer Trio: Five Pedals Deep

Either Dan Tepfer ignores the piano trio's limitations or he was weaned on something else. Either way, this is a classy album.

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‘John Coltrane and Black America’s Quest for Freedom’: Insider Perspectives

The better contributions in this edited volume navigate a course between the particular and the universal, granting Coltrane's music the freedom it demands.

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The Trio of Oz: The Trio of Oz

Not the Wizard, but the Trio. Popular rock tunes translated into drums, piano, and bass. There's no place like jazz, there's no place like jazz, there's no place like jazz…

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Jerome Sabbagh: I Will Follow You

The members of Jerome Sabbagh's trio are well-tempered badasses.

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30 Jan 2011 // 8:58 PM

Shauli Einav: Opus One

Shauli Einav is an old master wearing younger man's clothes.

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20 Jan 2011 // 8:59 PM

Plunge: Tin Fish Tango

Drums? We don't need no stinking drums to make groovy jazz!

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18 Jan 2011 // 8:59 PM

Supersilent: 10

Improvised soundscapes from a group impressively in sync, in a more somber setting than usual.

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Mary Halvorson Quintet: Saturn Sings

Great albums can be made of equal parts talent and inspiration. Guitarist Mary Halvorson has one of these.

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15 Dec 2010 // 9:00 PM

Norah Jones: ...Featuring

What does it sound like to be a guest at your own party? This collection reveals that it is quite a variable affair.

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9 Dec 2010 // 8:58 PM

Scott Amendola Trio: Lift

Scott Amendola, the heir apparent to Art Blakey, finally makes a new album after five years. His band is smaller, but his sound continues to grow.

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6 Dec 2010 // 9:00 PM

Danilo Pérez: Providencia

The Panamanian pianist offers his richest and most detailed recording.

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Having been in the music business for over 40 years, Roscoe Mitchell isn't about to paint himself into a corner just yet.

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‘Frank Sinatra: Concert Collection’ The Master at Work, Captured Here

These live performances demonstrate Frank Sinatra's constant transformation; from the Jersey wiseguy monologues to singing that lays bare his soul, as though he’s shining a spotlight down a well.

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14 Nov 2010 // 8:56 PM

Bee Vs. Moth: Acronymous

Throughout Acronymous there are musical allusions to Don Caballero, Herb Alpert, Ornette Coleman, and, maybe distantly, a more raucous Calexico. In any case, their Austin roots are strong.

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Louis Armstrong: Hello, Louis! The Hit Years (1963-1969)

Nobody can explain why “Hello Dolly” hit #1 in 1964. But then, nobody can explain why Louis Armstrong didn't hit #1 all the time.

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Lake Street Dive: Lake Street Dive

Lake Street Dive is an astonishingly strong record, one that at times recalls the work of mid-period Chicago or Steely Dan or any variety of ‘70s AM-radio gold staples.

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Wyatt, Atzmon & Stephen: ...for the Ghosts Within

On the one hand, a thrilling collaboration between three brilliant, distinctive musicians; on the other, glorious evidence of the singular way in which Robert Wyatt continues to find wonder in the world.

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Sarah Wilson: Trapeze Project

Up-and-coming jazz musician Sarah Wilson wants to have it both ways, but a singular approach would benefit her style more.

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Download a Drip Audio Sampler for Yourself

In the past I have sang the praises of the Canadian label Drip Audio, home of No More Shapes, Inhabitants, Fond of Tigers, and lots

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4 Oct 2010 // 9:00 PM

Manu Katche: Third Round

Third Round is a rare accomplishment: an instrumental, smooth jazz album where you can actually remember the melodies and hum them later. It's also one where the reward outweighs the effort.

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St. Vincent, Beck, and More Heat Up Boston Calling on Memorial Day Weekend

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"With vibrant performances by artists including St. Vincent and TV on the Radio, the first half of the bi-annual Boston Calling Festival brought additional excitement to Memorial Day weekend.

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