Latest Jazz & Blues Reviews
last updated: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000

Steve Coleman and Five Elements - Functional Arrhythmias
The most exciting and substantial Coleman release of the last few years.

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Kyle Eastwood - The View From Here
Eastwood’s finest album to date, with a timeless quality.

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Marius Neset - Birds
An engrossing, beautifully produced album from a player and composer to watch.

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The James Hunter Six - Minute by Minute
Hunter’s latest cuts recall the golden ages of soul and blues.

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Erik Truffaz Quartet - El Tiempo de la Revolucion
Truffaz remains one of the most consistently creative trumpeters around.

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Terri Lyne Carrington - Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue
Ellington et al would be proud of Carrington’s 21st century reinterpretations.

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Aquarium - Places
Assured and sophisticated acoustic jazz with deep roots in the tradition.

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Mark Lockheart - Ellington in Anticipation
Seems sure to appeal equally to fans of Polar Bear, Lockheart and the Duke.

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Gary Clark, Jr. - Blak and Blu
A good introduction, albeit a wandering one.

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Chris Potter - The Sirens
The union of ECM with Potter promises to be a happy and fruitful one.

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Wayne Shorter Quartet - Without a Net
The jazz great evokes this music’s golden era on a new set of live songs.

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Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite - Get Up!
Inter-generational summit sets the standard for 21st century blues.

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Pat Metheny - The Orchestrion Project
A pale live release, recommended for the hardcore only.

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Miles Davis Quintet - Live in Europe 1969 – The Bootleg Series, Vol. 2
An important, enlightening document of Miles in a state of stylistic transition.

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Buddy Guy - Live at Legends
Super live cuts and studio extras which offer proof of Guy’s ageless appeal.

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Ibrahim Maalouf - Wind
Trumpeter’s fourth LP tours the musical globe for compositional inspiration.

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Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - Texas Flood – Legacy Edition
Vaughan’s retooling of the blues made it relevant to a new generation.

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José James - No Beginning No End
James refines his sound on this Blue Note debut, with impressive results.

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Decoy & Joe McPhee - Spontaneous Combustion
Relentlessly entertaining, life-affirming stuff, crackling with muscular energy.

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Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble - Songs of the Metropolis
A calmer-than-usual concept set from the virtuoso saxophonist.

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All About Jazz Album Reviews
last updated: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:04:57 -0700

Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio: We're Back
Drummer m: Gerry Gibbs must be in a "strike while the iron is hot" mode. Less than a year after his very successful Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio (Whaling City Sound, 2013), featuring m: Ron Carter on bass and m: Kenny Barron on piano, he has reconvened with those...

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Studio Sessions
last updated: Mon, 08 Sep 2014 09:03:17 -0400

KEXP Presents: Diarrhea Planet
Watch the guitar-loving Nashville garage-punk band tear up "Lite Dream," live from a Seattle studio.

Watch the guitar-loving Nashville garage-punk band tear up "Lite Dream," live from a Seattle studio.

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