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2019 Highlight: Matana Roberts

There is an unearthly quality about the sound of alto saxophonist Matana Roberts. Her supranatural cry takes you back to Ornette Coleman, to Charlie Parker to the streets, to the...

Published: 9 Dec 2019. Updated: 4 days ago.

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Plaistow, Titan, DYFL/Plaistow Music

First published in 2015. The Swiss have more than their fair share of top jazz piano trios. Plaistow however don’t correspond to the more usual Swiss model, which is often...

Published: 8 Dec 2019. Updated: 5 days ago.

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Joe Lovano UsFive, Cross Culture, Blue Note

First published in 2013. It’s a coincidence that Billy Strayhorn’s ‘Star Crossed Lovers’, the fifth track of Joe Lovano’s latest by his two-drummer band UsFive, appears around the same time...

Published: 8 Dec 2019. Updated: 6 days ago.

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Robert Glasper, Covered, Blue Note

First published in 2015. ‘Cool. What’s up, y’all? Act like you’re at a club…’ That’s Robert Glasper at the beginning of this first trio record in a long while, here...

Published: 7 Dec 2019. Updated: 6 days ago.

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2019 Highlight: Enrico Rava, Joe Lovano, Roma, ECM

Enrico Rava turned 80 back in the summer. Roma was recorded at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome last November. Lovano this year in his own projects has been...

Published: 7 Dec 2019. Updated: 6 days ago.

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Charenée Wade, Offering: The Music of Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson, Motéma

First published in 2015. From Brooklyn, influenced by Sarah Vaughan at a young age, later a student at the Manhattan School of Music, singer Charenée Wade was a runner-up in...

Published: 7 Dec 2019. Updated: 6 days ago.

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