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The Best Jazz of 2018

The Best Jazz of 2018

The definition of "jazz" has never been broader, and the music has never been brighter. Two PopMatters critics pick their favorites in four modern jazz categories.

Nicole Mitchell Creates a Gracious Blend of Improvisation and Structure on ‘Maroon Cloud’

Nicole Mitchell Creates a Gracious Blend of Improvisation and Structure on ‘Maroon Cloud’

Jazz composer and flute virtuoso Nicole Mitchell has assembled a new quartet that makes beautiful but daring music with great transparency.

Rob Mazurek / Exploding Star Orchestra: Galactic Parables Vol. 1

Rob Mazurek / Exploding Star Orchestra: Galactic Parables Vol. 1

Rob Mazurek returns to the perfect musical vehicle for his lofty narratives and massive sound. This time, it's double.

Nicole Mitchell: Awakening

Exploding Star Orchestra: Stars Have Shapes