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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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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 Lehman Trio: Dialect Fluorescent

Dialect Fluorescent plays more of a part in turning a corner in Lehman's career than initially meets the ears.

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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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Fieldwork: Door

A jazz collective mates avant-chamber jazz to power and rhythmic complexity -- but listen with care.

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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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Liberty Ellman: Ophiuchus Butterfly

A unique guitarist from the young New York scene plays funky, angular music with a sextet grounded in tuba and reeds.

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