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Reviews // 4 Articles
Kind of, Kind of Blue: A Conversation with Mostly Other People Do the Killing
14 Sep 2014 // 8:14 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 // 3:00 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"?
Jazz May Be Reeling in Terms of Record Sales, But It's Thriving As an Art Form
22 Oct 2014 // 8:30 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 // 2:00 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.
Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Mauch Chunk
27 Oct 2015 // 8:15 PM
Moppa Elliott and his merry band of feather rufflers make a slightly safer album this time around, but it's no less an adventure.
Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Blue
2 Nov 2014 // 8:04 PM
The antic modern band courts controversy, and philosophy, by recreating the most famous jazz album precisely, exactly, note for note for nuance. Can you tell the difference? You should be able to, and that’s the point.