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Charles Mingus @ Bremen 1964 & 1975

Two Bremen concerts by groups led by bassist and composer Charles Mingus in 1964 and 1975 remind us of the longevity and vitality of his brilliance.


The Future (of Jazz) Is Female: Interview with Saxophonist and Composer Roxy Coss

Roxy Coss has just released a new album of all-original music, and she has recently founded the Women in Jazz Organization, a community and activist group. She can improvise and she can organize.


Latest Miles Davis/John Coltrane Box Set Reveals the Marvel of the Final Tour

The musical conflict and explorations of these jazz legends made for a stunning series of concerts that remain sharp nearly 60 years later.

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It's the Reign of Wes Mongomery in Paris

Listening to Wes Montgomery is like experiencing the first warm rain in spring. The drops may refresh, but there's something melancholy about it.


The Sonny Clark Trio: The 1960 Time Sessions

The delightful hard-bop pianist died at 31, and this is a reissue of his trio date with George Duvivier and Max Roach, somewhat overlooked in favor of his Blue Notes recordings. This should right that wrong.


The Paul Winter Sextet: Count Me In 1962 & 1963

The musicianship exhibited by the Paul Winter Sextet is superbly conveyed on Count Me In 1962 & 1963.

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