September 24, 2021
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Over the course of a distinguished career spanning nearly 30 albums, multi-GRAMMY-winning pianist/singer/composer Eliane Elias’ distinctive musical style has emerged as one of the most unique and immediately ...
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Charlie Ballantine is acclaimed as one of the finest and most versatile young guitarists on the scene today. 2021 brings Ballantine to new heights with his most compelling ...
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Pianist/composer and 2021 Guggenheim Fellow Helen Sung celebrates the work of influential women composers on her latest album Quartet+, crafting new arrangements of tunes by Geri Allen, Carla ...
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It is hard to listen to a posthumous released recording without reflecting on what the world has lost in their absence. Pianist and composer Frank Kimbrough was an ...
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While I was weighing up this album a recent, very long, interview Rick Beato posted with Pat Metheny registered half a million views on Youtube in a week. ...
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Any big band celebrating its 25th anniversary has earned a triumph surpassing most others. To mark the occasion with an album as admirable as this one is icing ...
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My late chum, Al, an omnivorous jazz fan, often referred wistfully to the kind of music that, if you were strolling along a street and a strain caught ...
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As America and other countries re-emerge from the limitations of 2020, Lisa Hilton and her trio with Rudy Royston and Luques Curtis, enthusiastically embrace the moment with a ...
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As a fifteen-year-old boy, Dave Liebman, in February 1952, at the Birdland club in New York, he first saw John Coltrane. That day changed his whole life, directing ...
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In the middle 1950s, Chet Baker was the young Lochinvar out of the West, the fair-haired boy of critics and laymen alike, riding in on his golden trumpet. Rising to ...
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Nostradamus: The Death of Satan, the ninth release by Zorn’s most intense 21st century ensemble, is a triumph. In this wildly varied program ranging from the softest sacred ...
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Terence Blanchard’s new album Absence honours legendary composer and saxophonist Wayne Shorter. On the new album, the acclaimed trumpeter performs with The E-Collective, featuring pianist Fabian Almazan, guitarist ...
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Over a career spanning more than 50 years, Mississippi-born pianist-singer-songwriter Mose Allison (1927-2016) was one of the most influential figures in jazz and modern blues. The self-described “Middle ...
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For his 20th album as a leader, Kenny Garrett combines the musical history of Detroit with the rich influence of his ancestry. Sounds From the Ancestors is the alto ...
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All songs composed by Dave Brubeck except „Theme for June“, composed by Howard Brubeck. “Broadbent plays Brubeck” is a return to Alan Broadbent’s beginnings. In 1961 when Alan ...
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Matthew Shipp and Whit Dickey have a long history together, spanning almost three decades. While they have been parts of numerous trios and quartets, as far as I ...
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These time-honored songs, lovingly curated, arranged, and performed by pianist/vocalist Patricia Barber and her band, are at last seeing the light of day when the world needs them ...
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While John Coltrane’s legacy largely focuses on his innovative and influential work as a leader, the saxophonist and composer began his career as a highly respected sideman, who ...
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Allmusic reviewer by Jim Todd stating, “the four horns carved out from the Count Basie band for this Frank Foster-led date get along just fine with drummer Kenny ...
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What we have here is the welcome memento of Duke Ellington and his band’s 1959 European tour. Berlin’s Sportpalast is not a concert hall and during the cursed ...
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Heritage/Evolution, Vol. 2 is a celebration of the saxophone. The intrepid PRISM Quartet joins sax icons Ravi Coltrane, Joe Lovano, and Chris Potter to explore their instrument’s dual ...
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Night is Alive is thrilled to release Cryin’ In My Whiskey, a cross-genre collaboration that brings together country western and jazz in the very best way possible. Cryin’ ...
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This third release from South African pianist/ composer Neil Gonsalves is a celebration of the motherland, reflection on life at (and beyond) the age of 50 and clear ...
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The history of this project is very dramatic. The album, conceived as a tribute to his son – the father, the famous drummer and band leader of “The ...
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Of all Brazilian jazz musicians, the name of the pianist, composer and arranger Antonio Adolfo, one of the veterans of Russian jazz, appears most often in our reviews.  ...
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Following on the monumental Migration of Silence Into and Out of The Tone World box set earlier this year, composer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, griot, improviser and community leader William ...
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George-Romero-Night-of-the-Living-Dead-flesh-eating-ghouls-spooky-meets-Dustin Hoffman-Morgan-Freeman-Outbreak-style-spooky, what with the venue’s house lights remaining up during the show and a (literally) spaced-out audience in masked, rapt attention. And yet it was all so ...
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“Duke Robillard originally became well-known as the founder and leader of Roomful Of Blues (1967-79), his playing with the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and his many projects in the blues ...
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Featuring a rocksteady yet explosive rhythm section of Richard D. Johnson (piano), Jeremiah Hunt (bass), and Michael Piolet (drums), Altoizm is seven tracks and 42 minutes of original ...
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At the end of my (what else?) rave review for the smooth jazz maestro and master showman’s holiday livestream bonanza Dave Koz & Friends: The Greatest Hits of ...
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Hayden, Golia, Dave Douglas, Joshua Redman, Matthew Shipp. His sound became more daring and interesting, and his imagination was overflowing with ideas. Unlike, alas, many jazzmen, Lewis is ...
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In JD Allen’s liner notes for ‘Queen City’, it becomes clear that he spent a great deal of time during the pandemic thinking about “what to do with ...
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Spanning innumerable ensembles, hundreds of compositions, and thousands of performances, John McLaughlin’s wide-ranging musical journey is guided by an unflagging quest for transcendence –a tireless grasp for spiritual ...
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It’s almost exactly four years since their debut album, Songbook, was glowingly received. If this, their second, had turned out to be more of the same, no one would ...
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Mario Pavone recorded two albums in the final stages of a cancer that he fought for 17 years, when 2021 was starting: “Blue Vertical” (Out of Your Head ...
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The studio album “Night Train” by the Oscar Peterson Trio was released in 1963 and featured pianist Oscar Peterson in his classic trio with Ray Brown on bass ...
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Procedural Language, the latest collaboration from saxophonist Ivo Perelman and pianist Matthew Shipp, is more than just this duo’s most recent work. Housed in a cardboard foldout with a book and ...
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One of his illustrious careers has been his ownership of the Caveau de la Huchette in Paris, the city’s underground jazz temple and the last club in the ...
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The most famous and probably greatest jazz baritonist of all time, Gerry Mulligan was a giant. A flexible soloist who was always ready to jam with anyone from ...
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Bill Evans would have earned his place in the jazz history books if only for his role on Miles Davis’ landmark 1959 set Kind of Blue. But the ...
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Claus Waidtløw has been one of the most highly respected jazz musicians in Denmark for nearly two decades. Originally an alto saxophonist, Waidtløw is primarily known today for ...
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True improvisers always seek new avenues and vehicles to inspire themselves in their art. Keyboard master Denny Zeitlin and percussion guru George Marsh have continued to push their ...
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Greg Skaff doesn’t often get to drive the bus. Best known for his work in organ trios, he’s frequently confined to accompaniment duty, which means that his brisk, ...
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Hans Backenroth is one of Scandinavia’s foremost bassists who played with Arne Domnérus, Kjell Öhman, Monica Zetterlund, Rebecka Törnqvist, Bernt Rosengren, Claes Janson and a long list of ...
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Pierre Bertrand has developed a long-standing collaboration with the painter and plastic artist Jean-Antoine Hierro, who notably produced a painting that constituted the cover of the album Joy ...
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Before discussing guitarist Julian Lage‘s album, some food for thought… A credible argument could be put forward to say that the jazz piano trio reached its pinnacle of ...
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It doesn’t seem that long ago that Brad Mehldau was angering jazz purists with his 2002 experimental album Largo, only to follow it up with the more apologetically ...
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From his Sardinia Paolo Fresu launches the new Time in Jazz 2021, the music festival now in its 34th edition. The notes of the greats in Berchidda and in ...
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This project showcases a union between two artists expressing their infinite love of the piano after years of joint concerts and international collaboration. Laurent de Wilde is a ...
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Described as somewhere between Steps Ahead to early Pat Metheny Group, award-winning composer \x26 drummer Martin Brandqvist leads this cinematic-sounding project of four skillful Swedish improvisors. Their debut album ...
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Good things are worth waiting for. Lars Danielsson had recorded just a few tracks for a new Liberetto album in late 2019. So, when a window appeared in ...
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Obed Calvaire, Bob Franceschini, Kevin Hays, and Orlando Le Fleming will be releasing their album, Whole Lotta Love: The Music of Led Zeppelin with Chesky Records this summer. ...
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Born in Darmstadt, guitarist Volker Kriegel (1943–2003) was still a teenager when he made his debut in the late 50s, at a time when the guitar was still ...
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Another Land is the new album from the all-star trio featuring Dave Holland, Kevin Eubanks and Obed Calvaire and a power-packed set of originals. This is a potent ...
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In jazz terms, the Missouri born guitarist Pat Metheny is a global superstar. A musician who has always divided opinion, his forty eight album releases in a forty ...
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World-renowned bassist and producer Brian Bromberg finds inspiration during the pandemic with a funk driven album that conjures the spirit of the open road. ‘A Little Driving Music’ ...
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Fallen Heroes, the stirring new album from drummer Willie Jones III, honors the sterling musicians we have lost in recent years — with a particular focus on several ...
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As quiet as it is kept, vocalist/composer Meredith d’Ambrosio has become one of jazz music’s most highly regarded storytellers and performers. Her artful approach to musical interpretation has ...
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A full 5 euros from every physical CD album sold – be it in person, at a gig or via the Timezone webshop – helps save our planet. ...
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Petersburg label Rainy Days Records has released the fifth album of the American-Venezuelan pianist Benito Gonzales. Famous jazz musicians participated in the recording of the disc at the ...
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