Ambrose Akinmusire: A Rift In Decorum: Live At The Village Vanguard Review

When it comes to jazz, the oeuvres of John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Dexter Gordon guarantee that there’s more than enough albums by sax-led quartets to go around. And when it comes to sax- and trumpet-led quintets, well, once you ...CONTINUE

Exclusive Interview: Justin Pierre & Andrew Reiner Of The Rapture Twins

With a name like The Rapture Twins, a first single titled “Would You Kindly” [which you can listen to here], and one of two members having a day job at a video game magazine, you might think the rock ...CONTINUE

Matthew Shipp Trio Piano Song Review

On 2015’s The Conduct Of Jazz, jazz pianist Matthew Shipp inaugurated his new trio — of himself, bassist Michael Bisio, and drummer Newman Taylor Baker — with a collection that seamlessly mixed the frantic energy of free jazz piano ...CONTINUE

R.E.M. Out Of Time 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Review

Like a lot of bands who’ve issued expanded versions of their old albums, the Deluxe Editions that R.E.M. have released have been great for people who want the album to sound better, but a mixed bag for hardcore fans hoping ...CONTINUE

Miles Davis Quintet Freedom Jazz Dance The Bootleg Series Volume 5 Review

Since they kicked it off in 2011 with the excellent Live In Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Volume 1, Columbia/Legacy’s Bootleg series has presented some amazing, previously unheard live music from the late, great jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. And ...CONTINUE