Matthew Shipp's 'The Piano Equation' Will Stand the Test of Time

Matthew Shipp's The Piano Equation is a fully improvised solo piano recital to stand the test of time, sitting in the realm where mathematics and magic collide.


Kavita Shah, Francois Moutin Duo, and Martial Solal Join Together for Improvisation "Coming Yesterday" (premiere)

Jazz Singer Kavita Shah and bassist Francois Moutin have a new duo recording, and "Coming Yesterday" is a ravishing trio performance with French pianist Martial Solal featuring rapturous free improvisation and inspired melody.


Dark and Deep Flows the River: An Interview with Wadada Leo Smith

Wadada Leo Smith's sprawling, ambitious musical tribute to the National Parks is a living, breathing work that flows and changes by the performers involved. It's heady, powerful stuff, sustained by a dream list of collaborators.

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'After the Fall' Chronicles Keith Jarrett's Late '90s Return to the Stage

As jazz pianist Keith Jarrett recovered from chronic fatigue syndrome, he recorded this live set of bebop tracks that are first now seeing the light of day.


Wadada Leo Smith: Solo - Reflections and Meditations on Monk

The everywhere-at-once trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith goes it alone, alternating Monk tunes and Monk-inspired originals for solo trumpet. S L O W.


Wadada Leo Smith: Najwa

Wadada Leo Smith mixes it up with a psychedelic group of electric power that remains spare: four electric guitars, Bill Laswell's electric bass, drums, and percussion. It sounds like a party and a whisper in alternation.


Rez Abbasi’s Invocation: Suno Suno

True “fusion” music from a great Pakistani-American guitarist: jazz and rock and Pakistani music in a great, ingenious amalgam.


Weasel Walter / Mary Halvorson / Peter Evans: Electric Fruit

Have you ever dropped everything simply to appreciate how many different sounds exist in the world?

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