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The Best Jazz of 2008
16 Dec 2008 // 2:00 PM
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.
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.
William Parker: Double Sunrise Over Neptune/Petit Oiseau
31 Mar 2009 // 4:00 PM
William Parker's inventive approach to the current state of jazz music puts him at the forefront of the avant-garde scene.