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Ahmad Jamal – Saturday Morning (2013)

Ahmad Jamal – Saturday Morning (2013)

The list of living musicians who made great records in the 1950s is dwindling, but the living legend Ahmad Jamal distinguishes himself further by making great records into the 2010s.

Alvin Batiste – Marsalis Music Honors Series (2007)

Alvin Batiste – Marsalis Music Honors Series (2007)

Photo by Jim Eigo by Nick DeRiso People think of clarinets as this sound from a different era, and the guys who play them as having done so in black and white. The late Alvin Batiste, who initially found his muse in Charlie Parker’s “Now’s the Time,” was never that way. His isn’t a same-ole, same-ole southland sound so muchRead More

Cassandra Wilson – Silver Pony (2010)

Cassandra Wilson, who consistently defies convention as this restless chanteuse, doesn’t disappoint with Silver Pony — issued today on Blue Note as the long-awaited part-in studio, part-live followup to her celebrated Loverly. She has the vocal phrasing, the dusky intellect, of Charlie Parker and the elastic intuition of Betty Carter. Yet, Wilson is no throwback. She writes her own music,Read More

Something Else! sneak peek: Cassandra Wilson, with Ravi Coltrane, "Silver Moon" (2010)

Something Else! sneak peek: Cassandra Wilson, with Ravi Coltrane, "Silver Moon" (2010)

Here’s a free mp3 download of Cassandra Wilson’s “Silver Moon,” a tune featuring saxophonist Ravi Coltrane from the forthcoming Blue Note recording Silver Pony. A hybrid live/studio album set for release on Nov. 9, Silver Pony features live songs from a European tour and studio work done at New Orleans’ Piety Street Studios. Wilson also collaborates on the tune “WatchRead More

Branford Marsalis – I Heard You Twice The First Time (1991)

Neatly mixing two of our favorite topics, Branford Marsalis pays no empty lip-service to exploring blues through the jazz idiom here. In fact, you don’t have to listen more than once to hear that’s he’s gone off the deep blue end. Any CD with appearances by B.B. King, Linda Hopkins and John Lee Hooker isn’t playing footsie.

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