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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Jazz CD Review: Anthony Braxton – Quartet (New Haven) 2014 — Freely Creative Music by Steve Feeney

This set of discs will be a delight for any fan of advanced (and incredibly sustained) creativity in music. The post Jazz CD Review: Anthony Braxton – Quartet (New Haven) 2014 — Freely C…

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Jazz CD Review: Yoko Miwa Trio’s “Keep Talkin’ ” — Keep Listenin’ by Steve Feeney

Keep Talkin’ further solidifies Yoko Miwa's place on the list of pianists who can lift evolved spirits without resorting to stridency. The post Jazz CD Review: Yoko Miwa Trio’s “Keep …

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Jazz CD Review: The OGJB Quartet — Skipping About Through Time by Steve Feeney

It is enormous fun to hear how this group of veterans try to think in new ways -- as they do throughout this engaging release. The post Jazz CD Review: The OGJB Quartet — Skipping About Th…

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Jazz CD Review: The Art Ensemble of Chicago — Still out on the Edge by Steve Feeney

Amid the continual flood of new jazz releases, this anniversary bash is one to be savored. The post Jazz CD Review: The Art Ensemble of Chicago — Still out on the Edge appeared first on Th…

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Friday, March 29, 2019

Jazz Album Review: Miles Davis — An Excellent Homage to the Master by Steve Feeney

This album does an excellent job of recapturing some of the glory of the original Miles Davis recordings. The post Jazz Album Review: Miles Davis — An Excellent Homage to the Master appear…

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

Jazz Album: “Love Hurts” — Guitarist Julian Lage’s Strongest Recording to Date by Steve Feeney

The disc is manna for lovers of assertive electric guitar, played by one of today's top practitioners, in an unadorned trio setting. The post Jazz Album: “Love Hurts” — Guitarist Juli…

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Jazz CD Review: Eric Dolphy — Still a “Musical Prophet” by Steve Feeney

Eric Dolphy fully deserves the renewed attention that this important release demands. The post Jazz CD Review: Eric Dolphy — Still a “Musical Prophet” appeared first on The…

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Jazz CD Review: Fred Hersch Trio ’97 @ The Village Vanguard by Steve Feeney

With two able bandmates, Fred Hersch is inspired to unwind a nice set of standards and a few originals.

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Jazz Concert: Dirigo Rataplan at Bowdoin College by Steve Feeney

Jazz band Dirigo Rataplan explores what could be described as 'chamber expressionism.'

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Jazz CD Review: Macuco Quintet — Welcome “Friendly Signs” by Steve Feeney

It is this ability to ditch sophistication that makes the Macuco Quintet a band worthy of affection as well as admiration.

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Jazz CD Review: Pianist/Composer Satoko Fujii at 60 — Full Speed Ahead by Steve Feeney

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.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Jazz CD Review: Dexter Gordon and John Coltrane Redux by Steve Feeney

The release of previously unavailable recordings from Dexter Gordon and John Coltrane are causes for celebration. Two unforgettable voices in jazz -- are back!

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Jazz Concert Review: Nels Cline 4 — Mindbenders by Steve Feeney

Nels Cline 4 is a group that can cross musical and cultural boundaries with exhilarating ease.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Jazz CD Review: Dave Holland Ventures into “Uncharted Territories” by Steve Feeney

On these two discs you’ll find masterfully played, engaging excursions into the tonal beyond.

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Jazz CDs Review: Thumbscrew’s Ying and Yang — “Theirs” and “Ours” by Steve Feeney

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.

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Jazz Review: A Trio of Superb Trio Albums by Steve Feeney

Good things come in threes.

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Jazz Concert/CD Review: Frank Carlberg and Noah Preminger — “Whispers and Cries” by Steve Feeney

The talented duo’s ability to impressively converse across a stylistic divide was fascinating.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Jazz CD Review: “Scandal” — Masters of Their Art by Steve Feeney

Scandal is a masterful example of musical discourse dedicated to making the most of the powers and pleasures of tradition-infused improvised jazz.

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