Ivo Perelman & Arcado String Trio’s Deep Resonance Review

 

Having heard plenty of jazz groups that consist of a piano player, a bassist, and a drummer, both with and without some combination of a saxophonist and / a trumpet player, I constantly find myself drawn to jazz that ...CONTINUE

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Matthew Shipp Trio’s The Unidentifiable Review

 

With a career that spans more than 30 years and nearly 70 albums as a leader (and about as a many as a sideman), jazz pianist Matthew Shipp has more than established himself as a singular talent. So it’s ...CONTINUE

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Metallica & San Francisco Symphony S&M2 Review

 

Twenty-one years after they teamed up with the San Francisco Symphony for their 1999 live album and video S&M, Metallica and their local orchestra have collaborated again for S&M2 (CD, digital, vinyl, Blu-ray audio ...CONTINUE

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Okuden Quartet’s Every Dog Has Its Day But It Doesn’t Matter Because Fat Cat Is Getting Fatter Review

 

With a name like Every Dog Has Its Day But It Doesn’t Matter Because Fat Cat Is Getting Fatter, you might expect the new album by the Okuden Quartet — bass clarinetist / soprano clarinet player / alto ...CONTINUE

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Caterpillar Quartet’s Threads Review

 

On their debut album, Threads (MP3, cassette), the Caterpillar Quartet play jazz both free and traditionally with equal skill. But while they’re clearly good at playing jazz in either style, it’s how this album presents the two ...CONTINUE

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Ambrose Akinmusire’s on the tender spot of every calloused moment Review

 

Though he had recorded with them before (albeit always with other people), 2017’s A Rift In Decorum: Live At The Village Vanguard marked the true debut of Ambrose Akinmusire’s impressive jazz quartet, the most interesting new jazz combo since ...CONTINUE

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Jimi Hendrix: Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts Review

 

Along with expansive anniversary boxed sets, the most welcome recent trend in album reissues is to reconfigure live albums so they present the concert whole, uncut, as they happened. Which is what fans of Jimi Hendrix’s 1970 concert collection ...CONTINUE

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Ivo Perelman / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Bobby Kapp: Ineffable Joy Review

 

Sometimes jazz can be really incestuous. Just consider the careers of tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman, pianist Matthew Shipp, bassist William Parker, and drummer Bobby Kapp. Over the years, Perelman and Shipp have made around three dozen albums together; Shipp ...CONTINUE

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