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What Once Sounded Like the Future Still Sounds Fresh on Craig Taborn's 'Junk Magic'

Compass Confusion is the long-awaited sequel to Craig Taborn's groundbreaking 2004 recording that mixed jazz, electronica, and new music composition. What once sounded like the future still sounds fresh.

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Dan Weiss Forms His Dream Band to Play His Nightmare Music

Dan Weiss' Starebaby is both terrifying and thoughtful. The balance it achieves might be even more terrifying.

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The Best Jazz of 2017

The best and most exciting jazz of 2017 is increasingly happening at the intersection of different streams of music. Reveling in a diversity of influences and therefore a kind of complexity makes it "art music", inevitably.

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Diego Barber: Tales

You've heard piano and guitar duet albums. This one goes off into a blue yonder.

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Craig Taborn: Avenging Angel

This set invites reflection and negotiation even as it demands both energy and patience.

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Gerald Cleaver’s Uncle June Ensemble: Be It As I See It

This album is really scattered, but we are all the better for it.

John Garratt
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Roscoe Mitchell & the Note Factory: Far Side

Having been in the music business for over 40 years, Roscoe Mitchell isn't about to paint himself into a corner just yet.

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Gerald Cleaver, William Parker, Craig Taborn: Farmers by Nature

As far as long-form improvisation is concerned, this 65-minute live set by drummer Gerald Cleaver, bassist William Parker and pianist Craig Taborn is a success of the highest order.

Scott Hreha
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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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