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Stanley Clarke, Biréli Lagrène, Jean-Luc Ponty – D-Stringz (2015)

Stanley Clarke, Biréli Lagrène, Jean-Luc Ponty – D-Stringz (2015)

The magic we’ve heard from these virtuosos over all these years has been rekindled with the ‘D-Stringz’ project, and without the need to burn fossil fuels.

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John Scofield – Past Present (2015)

The bop delight ‘Past Present’ is a new classic to go alongside those vintage John Scofield Quartet classics.

Kenny Barron + Dave Holland – The Art of Conversation (2014)

Dave Holland and Kenny Barron sound like two players finishing one another sentences — despite small but important differences in dialect.

Charlie Haden and Jim Hall – Charlie Haden-Jim Hall (2014)

An unheard archival recording from Charlie Haden and Jim Hall is even better than expected – and that’s saying a whole lot.

John Coltrane – Offering: Live at Temple University (2014)

John Coltrane – Offering: Live at Temple University (2014)

This goes much farther out than the celebrated rock music of its time.

Half Notes: Keith Jarrett – Bop-be (1977)

The time will come when architects and engineers will be summoned to my house to shore up the floor beneath my Keith Jarrett collection. Not yet though. A favorite items is my sealed copy of Bop-Be, a session covering the music of Jarrett, Charlie Haden, Dewey Redman and Alec Wilder. The cast includes Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden and Paul Motian.Read More

Duke Ellington – Live at the Whitney (1995)

Early on, you never heard much piano from Duke Ellington, a grievous thing. It was only in the twilight of his career that this American jazz master regularly consented to taping some shows where his impish wit at the instrument could be heard front and center.

The John Coltrane Quartet – Africa/Brass (1961)

The John Coltrane Quartet – Africa/Brass (1961)

It’s perhaps no surprise that John Coltrane wanted to do something different upon moving to the Impulse label after a long association with Atlantic. No surprise, either, that it might be a recording with a larger aggregate behind him. That was, and is, the style of the day when jazzers seek to get out of the box a bit. LeaveRead More

Charles Mingus – Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus (1963)

Charles Mingus – Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus (1963)

by Nick DeRiso Bassist Charles Mingus, an enlightening yet stormy presence, clearly felt he had unfinished business with some of his earlier work. So, he used “Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus” and a move to the more creatively open Impulse! label to take another pass at them. That turned into a dramatic remodeling project for Mingus. In fact, he ripsRead More

Forgotten series: Dizzy Gillespie – Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac (1967)

Forgotten series: Dizzy Gillespie – Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac (1967)

NICK DERISO: Recorded live at the club Memory Lane in Los Angeles over a two-night stand on May 25-26, 1967, trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie’s five-track “Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac” is sometimes criticized for its brevity. Sure. There have been boxed sets produced with slighter source material. Still, Gillespie, in particular on tracks like the standout Brazilian-tinged “Mas Que Nada,” remained atRead More

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