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Tuesday, January 26 2010

Part 3: From Porcupine Tree to Wye Oak

Slipped Discs continues with Norwegian electro pop, lots of Scottish pop goodness, two rock institutions, a Soviet born chanteuse and many more. All records that missed our top 60 list last year.


Monday, December 14 2009

The Best Jazz of 2009

This was a great year for melding innovation and tradition. The trend continues of piano trios playing boldly, creating a new language for this venerable jazz form. And other kinds of groups have been equally inventive, particularly in working through what it means to be a jazz group -- a notion that has evolved beyond trumpet-saxophone-piano-bass-drums.


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Wednesday, April 29 2009

Allen Toussaint: The Bright Mississippi

A storied delta pianist makes an album of classic New Orleans tunes, and it may be the best jazz of 2009.


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