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Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet, When Angels Fall, Whirlwind

The Polish jazz scene is one of the most advanced in Europe and paved the way futurewards out of the catacombs when the nation lay in rubble after the devastation...

Published: 6 Jan 2020. Updated: 18 days ago.

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2019 Highlight: When will the Blues Leave

This came out in May for the first time. When Will the Blues Leave blew away everything ECM put out this year. So much for brand new stuff recorded since...

Published: 17 Dec 2019. Updated: 38 days ago.

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Paul Motian, Paul Motian, ECM (6 CDs)

From 2013. A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma may be an apt way to view Paul Motian now with the benefit of the passage of time since...

Published: 16 Dec 2019. Updated: 39 days ago.

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JD Allen, Bloom, Savant

From 2014. The tenor saxophone hero here with cultured pianist Orrin Evans, practically Bley-like, LaFaro-calibre bassist Alexander Claffy, and drummer Jonathan Barber, summoning Rudy Royston-like rolls and routines on ‘The...

Published: 4 Dec 2019. Updated: 51 days ago.

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Janne Mark, with Arve Henriksen, Pilgrim, ACT

From April 2018. A numinous lilt to the singer’s voice establishes itself and in tandem with trumpeter Arve Henriksen, who has one of the most unique playing timbres in contemporary...

Published: 4 Dec 2019. Updated: 51 days ago.

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John Coltrane, A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters, Impulse!

From 2015. A reissue to wallow in, and a completist’s dream to have every take and overdub from A Love Supreme, one of the greatest ever jazz recordings, available for...

Published: 28 Nov 2019. Updated: 57 days ago.

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