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Steve Lehman Trio + Craig Taborn: The People I Love

Saxophonist and composer Steve Lehman merges jazz tradition with New Jazz exploration in a format that enjoys a connection to the past even as it pushes forward.

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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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