Jazz

On Jazz: Long Live Live Music

On Jazz: Long Live Live Music

Recorded jazz music has its place. At live performances, however, you will never repeat the exact moment again. They can alter your perceptions, too.

Adam Larson, saxophonist and band leader: Something Else! Interview

Adam Larson, saxophonist and band leader: Something Else! Interview

Adam Larson discusses his 2017 album ‘Second City,’ its creation – including the decision to cover a song by Nirvana – and his future plans.

Vector Families – For Those About to Jazz/Rock, We Salute You (2017)

Vector Families – For Those About to Jazz/Rock, We Salute You (2017)

While ‘For Those About to Jazz/Rock, We Salute You’ really has nothing to do with AC/DC, Vector Families has that kind of intensity level and spunk. Only with way more improvised gumption.

Adam Larson – Second City (2017)

Adam Larson – Second City (2017)

‘Second City’ is a triumphant outing which saxophonist Adam Larson recorded over the course of just one day in March of 2017.

Tim Berne’s Snakeoil – Incidentals (2017)

Tim Berne’s Snakeoil – Incidentals (2017)

Though tim Berne’s Snakeoil band lives and thrives dangerously, ‘Incidentals’ never goes off the rails; there’s a constant sense of surprise but coupled with a sense of purpose.

Mike Stern – Trip (2017)

Mike Stern – Trip (2017)

‘Trip’ is not Mike Stern’s ‘return to form’ but rather, a reaffirmation of form. And for that, we can be grateful.

Satoko Fujii w/ Wadada Leo Smith, Natsuki Tamura, Ikue Mori – Aspiration (2017)

Satoko Fujii w/ Wadada Leo Smith, Natsuki Tamura, Ikue Mori – Aspiration (2017)

Four masterfully intuitive musicians who regularly aspire for greater heights with each venture reach the summit together on Satoko Fujii’s ‘Aspiration.’

Dead Neanderthals – The Depths (2017)

Dead Neanderthals – The Depths (2017)

Dead Neanderthals often play with collaborators, but ‘The Depths’ features just two musicians – and it is lovely.

Dave Stryker – Strykin’ Ahead (2017)

Dave Stryker – Strykin’ Ahead (2017)

Guitar whiz Dave Stryker gets back to meat ‘n’ potatoes soul-jazz with ‘Strykin’ Ahead.’

Bill Evans – Another Time: The Hilversum Concert (2017)

Bill Evans – Another Time: The Hilversum Concert (2017)

Great audio quality and Jack DeJohnette’s rare presence makes ‘Another Time: The Hilversum Concert’ a “new” Bill Evans album that’s also easy to recommend for reasons well beyond merely completing a catalog.

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