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Liberty Ellman's 'Last Desert' Is Unafraid to Charm You and Challenge You

Guitarist Liberty Ellman's compositions for this brilliant sextet on Last Desert demand that you pay careful attention, but not that you tolerate harsh tonalities.

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The Best Jazz of 2018

Justin Cober-Lake and Will Layman
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Jonathan Finlayson and Sicilian Defense: Moving Still

Moving Still is the most gorgeous, enticing, classic album of 2016 in jazz so far.

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Liberty Ellman: Radiate

Liberty Ellman's first album in nine years makes the case that he should be composing and recording more often.

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Steve Coleman and Five Elements: The Mancy of Sound

Hot on the heels of one of 2010's best albums, M-Base mastermind Steve Coleman springs a new one on us that's probably just as good.

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The Best Jazz of 2008

More than ever, the best jazz is coming from small labels, and more than ever the best draws a decent slice from the dynamics of rock and pop music without itself being a commercial venture.

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Steve Lehman Quintet: On Meaning

An academic scholar with a passionate attack on alto sax drives his quintet through a focused set of truly modern jazz scenarios -- an Out to Lunch for today.

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