As extremist minorities corrode social liberties, it’s time to take our rusting democratic values to Joe’s Garage where Frank Zappa waits with his sleeves rolled up.
With their third LP Hellfire, Black Midi continue to put out adventurous and challenging music that keeps listeners on the tips of their toes.
On her last truly great album Hejira, Joni Mitchell designed a travelogue, awash with lush textures, and explored the implications of her lifelong itineracy.
Michael League’s pop fusion So Many Me blends catchy hooks and conventional song forms with his characteristic jazz fusion harmonies and intricate grooves.
Graham Haynes vs Submerged’s Echolocation marries drum ‘n’ bass with jazz and stirs cyberpunk visions of electronic music with the work of Miles Davis.
As he approaches 80, David Crosby makes his best solo album, climaxing his late career with poignant lyrics, strong grooves, and jazz harmonies.
Long-time New York jazz sideman Melvin Gibbs breathes new life into protest music on the short but highly potent EP, 4 + 1 Equals 5 for May 25.
Georgia Anne Muldrow’s VWETO III is a 17-track clinic on creating rhythmic frameworks that wow you with their complexity and propel you into movement.
Black Midi’s Cavalcade displays superlative skills, fierce chemistry, and avant-garde vision, offering spellbinding performances while also falling prey to sonic tautologies and circuitousness.
Across 81 studio albums as a leader, another 25 live recordings as a leader, and then scores of albums as a sideman, Corea was an unerringly superb pianist, a thrilling soloist, a propulsive and sensitive accompanist, and a band member even though he was a superstar.
J Dilla's Welcome 2 Detroit announced where hip-hop could go in the 21st century. This reissue, expanded and spread over 12 seven-inch records, with a book that tells the whole story, reveals just how crucial an album it remains.