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Jazz's Kandace Springs Pays Tribute to 'The Women Who Raised Me'

Singer and pianist Kandace Springs tackles a dozen songs associated with her jazz vocal heroes, and the combination of simplicity and sincerity is winning.

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Ari Hoenig: Bert's Playground

Ari Hoenig's Punk Bop album showcases the drummer's lighthearted side with an array of impressive guests.

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Paul Motian Trio 2000 (Plus Two): Live at the Village Vanguard

The drummer brings a wild and jagged quintet into jazz's Carnegie Hall and makes it all sound new again.

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Chris Potter 10: Music for Anyone

The outstanding young reed player writes for an unconventional tentet of strings, winds, and rhythm -- and it works!

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Chris Potter Underground: Follow the Red Line

A fired-up quartet of architectural jazz-funk fills the legendary jazz basement with sonic silver.

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The Best Jazz of 2007

In spite of the perception of jazz as an increasingly niche market, the year's best show a style of music that remains ever youthful in its exploration of new territories, expanding its diversity and range of expression.

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Kenny Werner: Lawn Chair Society

Fully integrated electro-acoustic jazz from a journeyman pianist -- a revelation.

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Dave Holland Quintet: Critical Mass

One of the top bands in jazz today sends out another zinging-great record.

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