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Euglossine Creates a Gleaming Electronic Vista with 'Psaronius'

Underground electronic artist Euglossine's latest album, Psaronius, contains surprising warmth among the digital flash.

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With 'NOICE' Guitarist/Composer Alexander Noice Offers a Thrilling, Fast-Paced Multi-Genre Experiment

Jazz, art-rock, punk, and synthpop are just a few of the styles Alexander Noice and his exceptionally talented band explore on an album where the energy level never flags.

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The Sun Ra Arkestra Brings Interplanetary Music to San Francisco

Led by 95-year-old saxophonist Marshall Allen, the longest running band in jazz delivers a transcendent four-night run at the SFJazz Center.

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This Simulation Is a Good One: An Interview with Nate Mercereau

When not playing electric guitar for Lizzo, co-writing with Shawn Mendes, or tutoring under Shelia E., Nate Mercereau is a songwriting force to be reckoned with, and with his debut instrumental solo effort Joy Techniques, his artistry has deepened further.

Jon Harvey
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Chick Corea Explores More Latin Possibilities With His New Group

The Spanish Heart Band–Antidote is a thrilling fusion of grooves and soul, further cementing Chick Corea as one of the most innovative voices in jazz history.

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Jazz-Rock's Red Kite Deliver Grooves and Drones in Equal Measure on Debut

Their fuzzed-out sonic signature might not be for everyone, but for adventurous listeners, Red Kite specialize in a fusion of music blending the complexity of Ornette Coleman with the heaviness of Black Sabbath.

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Ed Palermo's 'Lousy Day'

With A Lousy Day in Harlem, the Ed Palermo Big Band abandons the Zappa tunes -- for now -- to focus on an engaging collection of jazzy tunes by Palermo and others.

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Space Is Still the Place for Marshall Allen and the Sun Ra Arkestra

Ninety-five-year-old saxophonist Marshall Allen continues to lead Sun Ra's legendary jazz ensemble through the turbulent present and toward a better future for mankind.

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Stronger Hooks Prevail with Thank You Scientist's Latest Video, "Swarm" (premiere)

New Jersey progressive rock/jazz fusion septet, Thank You Scientist are as lovably technical, zany, and catchy as ever on this latest single from their upcoming third LP, Terraformer.

Jordan Blum
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Jazz and Spanish Sounds Find Common Ground on New Bojaira's 'Zorongo Blu'

Comprised of seasoned jazz and flamenco musicians, the debut from New Bojaira demonstrates how well genres can merge under experienced hands.

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Funky Fanfares and Half-Forgotten Daydreams: The 'Unusual Sounds' of Library Music

Anthology Recordings releases a curious, surprisingly enjoyable collection of stock instrumentals from a bygone era.

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With 'Outer Song' GADADU Help Redefine Jazz in Contemporary Culture

The second album from the unique New York jazz/pop/soul outfit GADADU is an odd – and oddly inviting – collection of songs that combine old-school tradition with new ideas.

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John Scofield's 'Combo 66' Sounds Like You'll Be Hearing It Forever

Timeless guitarist John Scofield has the biggest audience of his career creating effortless, playful jazz that swings like yesterday but appeals in the present. Joyous.

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Funk/Fusion Instrumental Unit TAUK Struts Its Musical Diversity on "CMF 9000" (premiere + interview)

Veteran New York City band TAUK can groove and jam with the best, as on "CMF 9000". Drummer Isaac Teel discusses how the group got where it is and where it's going.

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Dorian Concept Systematically Deconstructs Genres to Create Something New on 'The Nature of Imitation'

The Nature of Imitation is the sound of Dorian Concept systematically deconstructing various genres, stripping them back to the bones underneath and then rearranging them one layer at a time until he has a new form.

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Kamasi Washington Continues His Sprawling Musical Attack with 'Heaven and Earth'

Acclaimed saxophonist Kamasi Washington drops another ambitious, multi-disc album that swings, grooves, and inspires.

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Dave Liebman on Sax + Two Drummers = Free Jazz Without the Jazz

Adam Rudolph, Dave Liebman, and Tatsuya Nakatani have summoned the appropriate named Unknowable.

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Conversations with Himself: Guitarist Bill Frisell on His New Solo Guitar Outing

Maverick jazz guitarist Bill Frisell moved back to New York City and looked deep into his own catalog of tunes for a new solo guitar recording. Our interview.

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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.

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John McLaughlin and Jimmy Herring Conjure Spirits in San Francisco

Dynamic guitar duo of John McLaughlin and Jimmy Herring wows San Francisco's Warfield Theater with a triumphant Mahavishnu Orchestra performance.

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Scott DuBois: Autumn Wind

Scott DuBois is one of those highly capable guitarists who uses subtle tricks to paint broad pictures, and Autumn Wind is one vast modern jazz canvas.

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Trey Anastasio Band Lifts Up Los Angeles with Halloween Fiesta

Trey Anastasio sings the new "Everything's Right" with the ladies harmonizing behind him to generate both an uplifting anthem of personal empowerment and a melodic jam vehicle that brings the entire audience into a collective groove of spirit family unity.

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Jimmy Chamberlin Complex: The Parable

Time has dulled the once vibrant approach of the Jimmy Chamberlin Complex.

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Mike Stern: Trip

Mike Stern has fallen. Trip shows that he can get back up just fine.

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Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band: Body and Shadow

The first-call jazz drummer Brian Blade and his longstanding band make a recording that is more mood than movement.

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Harvey Mandel: Snake Pit

Harvey Mandel returns with his first widely-distributed album in roughly 20 years. The record finds him playing with the excitement of a newcomer and is a must-hear effort for six-string enthusiasts.

Jedd Beaudoin
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Jeff Lorber Fusion: Step It Up

The latest in a series of top-notch recordings from the reactivated fusion unit is funkier than you think.

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Jaco Pastorius: Modern American Music... Period! The Criteria Sessions

Recorded two years before his self-titled debut, these sessions hold, not just some of Jaco's best work, but some of the best jazz you'll hear all year.

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Koett: Lost Time

Koett's Lost Time is an animate, unruly offshoot of electronic jazz-fusion, oozing the class and style once associated with the music released by Gilles Peterson and Eddie Piller's lauded Acid Jazz imprint.

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Rudresh Mahanthappa: Gamak

A modern jazz quartet that bridges cultures, musical tools, and styles with an aggressive beauty.

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Chad Wackerman: Dreams, Nightmares and Improvisations

Percussion master Chad Wackerman joins with fellow musical giants on an album that lives up to its name.

Jedd Beaudoin
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Lye By Mistake: Fea Jur

At once disorienting, awesome, and destructive, Lye By Mistake has produced a staggering record that will thoroughly impress and confuse, depending on who’s listening.

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