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Bill Evans, Eddie Gomez, and Jack DeJohnette Are 'Live at Ronnie Scott's'

Legendary pianist Bill Evans with a trio not often recorded with Eddie Gomez on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums live in London's famed club.

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Herbie Hancock and Kamasi Washington Join Together to Take Berkeley Higher

Two generations of Jedi jazz masters join forces for a majestic co-headlining tour. Like Kamasi Washington, Herbie Hancock expresses sentiment for the good people of humanity coming together to transcend the chaos of modern times.

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Brad Mehldau Spans Many Musical Forms on 'Finding Gabriel'

Jazz pianist Brad Mehldau creates another hybrid project built on a layering of keyboards, drums, woodwinds, voices, and strings—with a gloss of politics and religion along the edges. Occasionally brilliant.

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Eric Dolphy: Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions

An exploratory few sessions from late in Eric Dolphy's life show him expanding in both expansive and intimate ways.

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Dexter Gordon Is Still a Big Part of the Reason Why This Kind of Mainstream Jazz Stirs the Soul

On the eve of his U.S. homecoming, jazz tenor saxophone legend Dexter Gordon played Japan for the first time, sounding majestic and fluent.

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'Seymour Reads the Constitution!' is Brad Mehldau's 2018 Victory Lap

Reunited with drummer Jeff Ballard and bassist Larry Grenadier, Brad Mehldau dives back into the trio format with gusto.

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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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Mike Stern: Trip

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

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Brad Mehldau Trio: Blues and Ballads

Twenty-five years into a great career, Brad Mehldau issues one of subtlest and most comfortable trio performances.

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Brad Mehldau: 10 Years Solo Live

Brad Mehldau's career as a solo artist, in all senses of that word, takes a huge leap forward with this box set.

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Counterbalance: Eric Dolphy - Out to Lunch!

The most accessible avant-garde album ever, or the most avant-garde mainstream jazz album ever? From 1964, something sweet, something tender is this week’s Counterbalance -- straight up and down.

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Branford Marsalis Quartet: Four MFs Playin' Tunes

Four MFs Playin' Tunes isn't as lame and laboured as its title would suggest, but it's far too content to sit pretty on a post-bop pedestal that everyone else abandoned quite a while ago.

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Ravi Coltrane: Spirit Fiction

Spirit Fiction is a more than pleasing ride that never quite soars into the stratosphere, laying a firm foundation of artistry while hinting towards even greater things to come.

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Brad Mehldau Trio: Ode

A fine trio returns to recording with a book of alive, searching original tunes.


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