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Chris Potter, The Sirens, ECM

From 2013. Tenor-of-our-times Chris Potter on his ECM debut as leader has come up with something very special indeed, make no mistake, on The Sirens. The album has a Homeric...

Published: 13 Nov 2019. Updated: 22 hours.

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2019 highlight: Crepuscule In Nickelsdorf

Crepuscule In Nickelsdorf (Intakt Records) by Trance Map+: Evan Parker, Matthew Wright, Adam Linson, John Coxon and Ashley Wales, is a seven part mix of field recordings, samples from cassettes,...

Published: 12 Nov 2019. Updated: 46 hours.

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2019 Highlight: Near and Now

A LANDMARK recording. This solo piano album of Gwilym Simcock’s acts as his own dedication to players he loves and reveres (Billy Childs, Brad Mehldau, Egberto Gismonti, Russell Ferrante, etc)...

Published: 11 Nov 2019. Updated: 2 days.

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2019 Highlight: Common Practice

Iverson writing on his blog Do the Math in 2016 noted: “When I was in high school I went every summer to the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Camp in Elmhurst, Illinois....

Published: 11 Nov 2019. Updated: 2 days.

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David Virelles, Mbókò, ECM

From 2014. Innovative, considered, with a poise to it, a gorgeous plangent mobile tonality derived from Cuban folkloric forms and the Coltranian musical language, the Threadgillian here with two bassists,...

Published: 10 Nov 2019. Updated: 3 days.

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2019 highlight: Jazzmeia Horn, Love And Liberation, Concord

The Texas born singer songwriter Jazzmeia Horn does not disappoint. Horn is changing jazz vocals already and she is still only on her second run around the block in terms...

Published: 9 Nov 2019. Updated: 4 days.

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