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Thursday, November 18 2010

‘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.


Sunday, November 14 2010

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.


Thursday, November 11 2010

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.


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.


Monday, November 8 2010

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.


Sunday, October 17 2010

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.


Monday, October 4 2010

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.


Saturday, October 2 2010

Polar Bear: Peepers

This isn't your father's jazz.


Tuesday, September 28 2010

Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green: Apex

The student and the master of the alto sax record together. By listening alone, it's hard to tell which is which.


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Chris Massey’s Nue Jazz Project: Vibrainium (Capsule Reviews) [13.Sep.10]
The Shape of Jazz That Came… (Sound Affects) [8.Sep.10]
Suresh Singaratnam: Lost in New York (Capsule Reviews) [7.Sep.10]
Dino Saluzzi: El Encuentro (Reviews) [26.Aug.10]
Jim Guttmann: Bessarabian Breakdown (Capsule Reviews) [18.Aug.10]
Stanton Moore: Groove Alchemy (Reviews) [13.Jun.10]
Always Know; Monk Always (Re:Print) [12.Feb.10]
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]
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