The appeal of Toumani Diabaté’s Kôrôlén is manifold. It features some of Mali’s finest musicians working with one of the world’s most versatile orchestras.
A live album commemorating the 20th anniversary of Japanese post-rock’s MONO shows this deservedly acclaimed band at the height of their powers.
Sparseness aside, there is an explosive energy lurking just under the surface of Floating Points and Pharoah Sanders’ Promises.
Perhaps it’s reverence for the power of the expansive that makes Floating Points and Pharoah Sanders such a dynamic combination on Promises, their breathtaking collaboration.
Commissioned to create music for a multimedia stage show, A Winged Victory for the Sullen delivered 13 breathtaking compositions that pull largely from their vast experiencing composing for film and television.
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw enlists Sō Percussion, Dawn Upshaw, and Gilbert Kalish to perform her stunning new song cycle, Narrow Sea.
Tristan Perich's Drift Multiply is essential listening regardless of your tastes, the combination of violins and one-bit processors has never sounded so graceful.
Grammy-winning jazz composer Maria Schneider released Data Lords partly as a reaction to her outrage that streaming music services are harvesting the data of listeners even as they pay musicians so little that creativity is at risk. She speaks with us about the project.
Nate "Rocket" Wonder and Roman GianArthur composed a thrilling neo-classical score for Janelle Monáe's new film, Antebellum. Hear the dramatic "Opening" of the soundtrack.
Less Bells' Mourning Jewelry is not light music in the sense of weight, but it might be light in the sense of brightness or contrast. It's an engaging little series of tropes about loss and processes of grieving.