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Wednesday, December 18 2013

The Best Jazz of 2013

Jazz is all over the place, and that's the glorious point of it. When you add up all its little corners and areas of enjoyment in 2013, the music remains huge.


Wednesday, December 7 2011

The Best Jazz of 2011

Jazz is ready to go just about anywhere these days, and our list this year travels a good distance from free playing to fusion, controlled singing to daring solo piano.


Tuesday, December 7 2010

The Best Jazz of 2010

Jazz is working all the angles these days. Is there any other genre that has as much range -- from solo instruments to big bands, from instrumental to vocal, from European musicians to both North and South Americans, from truly pretty music to raucously avant-garde "noise"?


Reviews

Sunday, May 1 2011

Matthew Shipp: Art of the Improviser

Matthew Shipp gave his 50th birthday a few victory laps last year, and this double album is the outcome.


Thursday, March 4 2010

Matthew Shipp: 4D

Solo piano from the exuberant, modern pianist -- a distillation of his art in gripping, beautiful, moody grace.


Monday, January 3 2005

Matthew Shipp: Harmony and Abyss


Sunday, March 2 2003

Matthew Shipp: Equilibrium


Monday, January 21 2002

Matthew Shipp: Nu Bop


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