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Sunday, September 14 2014

Kind of, Kind of Blue: A Conversation with Mostly Other People Do the Killing

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.


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"?


Tuesday, December 16 2008

The Best Jazz of 2008

More than ever, the best jazz is coming from small labels, and more than ever the best draws a decent slice from the dynamics of rock and pop music without itself being a commercial venture.


Columns

Wednesday, December 17 2008

No Piano No Problem

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

Wednesday, March 27 2013

Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Slippery Rock

The antic jazz quartet, back on the job: fun and loose and flying.


Thursday, April 8 2010

Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Forty Fort

A mad, jaunty frolic from bassist Moppa Elliott and his brilliant, playful jazz quartet.


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