Mostly Other People Do the Killing
Features // 3 Articles
Columns // 2 Articles
Reviews // 6 Articles
//Features

Kind of, Kind of Blue: A Conversation with Mostly Other People Do the Killing
14 Sep 2014 // 9:14 PM

Mostly Other People Do the Killing have taken on an ambitious task: recreate Miles Davis' landmark Kind of Blue note for note. Except, as bassist Moppa Elliott notes, note-for-note might just be impossible.

The Best Jazz of 2010
7 Dec 2010 // 4:00 PM

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"?

//Columns

Jazz May Be Reeling in Terms of Record Sales, But It's Thriving As an Art Form
22 Oct 2014 // 9:30 PM

What if today’s jazz is a little bit Bill Frisell and a little bit Ornette Coleman?

No Piano No Problem
17 Dec 2008 // 3:00 PM

Two new albums by piano-less quartets offer big doses of fun -- urgent rhythms, slabs of blues feeling, melody and invention with hardly any limit -- but also provide thrill-rides of surprise.

//Reviews

Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Loafer's Hollow
20 Apr 2017 // 4:24 AM

The post-modern jazz group takes its second shot at pre-swing styles and nods to literature in the process.

Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Loafer's Hollow
20 Mar 2017 // 9:15 PM

For their latest avant rendering of jazz and culture in a broader sense, MOPDTK take on trad jazz in a decidedly non-traditional manner, using literary titans from Pynchon to Joyce to Vonnegut as source material.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

'Knee Deep' Has a Great Setting That Ruins the Game

// Moving Pixels

"Knee Deep's elaborate stage isn't meant to convey a sense of spatial reality, it's really just a mechanism for cool scene transitions. And boy are they cool.

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