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There’s no doubt that the Japan-born composer/pianist/bandleader Satoro Fujii is one of the most prolific recording artists of her time.
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jaimie branch knows music has to be wild and dangerous and beautiful to cut through all the distractions of our times.
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The powerful quartets on The People I Love and Terra Incognita work toward locating places beyond notation where, in each moment, new vistas may emerge.
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Wynton Marsalis' Swing Symphony is his third effort in the grand form.
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This set of discs will be a delight for any fan of advanced (and incredibly sustained) creativity in music.
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Keep Talkin’ further solidifies Yoko Miwa's place on the list of pianists who can lift evolved spirits without resorting to stridency.
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It is enormous fun to hear how this group of veterans try to think in new ways -- as they do throughout this engaging release.
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Amid the continual flood of new jazz releases, this anniversary bash is one to be savored.
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This album does an excellent job of recapturing some of the glory of the original Miles Davis recordings.
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The disc is manna for lovers of assertive electric guitar, played by one of today's top practitioners, in an unadorned trio setting.
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Eric Dolphy fully deserves the renewed attention that this important release demands.
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With two able bandmates, Fred Hersch is inspired to unwind a nice set of standards and a few originals.
Jazz band Dirigo Rataplan explores what could be described as 'chamber expressionism.'
It is this ability to ditch sophistication that makes the Macuco Quintet a band worthy of affection as well as admiration.
From intense solo recitals to big band rumbles, Satoko Fujii can not only be counted on for exploratory zeal -- she also has the chops to pull off whatever she attempts.
The release of previously unavailable recordings from Dexter Gordon and John Coltrane are causes for celebration. Two unforgettable voices in jazz -- are back!
Nels Cline 4 is a group that can cross musical and cultural boundaries with exhilarating ease.
On these two discs you’ll find masterfully played, engaging excursions into the tonal beyond.
Perhaps the idea is for the listener to come up with their own ideal blend, sort of a mix and max approach regarding the strengths in each disc.
Good things come in threes.
The talented duo’s ability to impressively converse across a stylistic divide was fascinating.
Scandal is a masterful example of musical discourse dedicated to making the most of the powers and pleasures of tradition-infused improvised jazz.