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David Gibson, “The High Road” from Boom! (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

David Gibson, “The High Road” from Boom! (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

“The High Road” is straight-ahead, hard swinging delight from trombonist David Gibson and his quintet.

Joni Mitchell’s intriguing jazz period began 41 years ago: ‘An incredible legacy in music’

Joni Mitchell’s intriguing jazz period began 41 years ago: ‘An incredible legacy in music’

Robben Ford discusses Joni Mitchell’s jazz period in the 1970s. He performed on some of her most closely dissected, if not always best loved, albums.

Joe Sample + NDR Bigband Orchestra – Children Of The Sun (2015)

Joe Sample + NDR Bigband Orchestra – Children Of The Sun (2015)

Here’s a review of Joe Sample’s last album completed before his September 2014 death, the big band encounter ‘Children of the Sun.’

Nancy Wilson, “What Are You Doing New Year’s?” (1963): One Track Mind

Nancy Wilson, “What Are You Doing New Year’s?” (1963): One Track Mind

Nancy Wilson nails the sense of hopeful anxiety that surrounds Dec. 31 every year, like a more contemplative Dinah Washington.

Wayne Shorter’s masterpiece album Speak No Evil turns 50

Wayne Shorter’s masterpiece album Speak No Evil turns 50

More than any other album, ‘Speak No Evil’ is the reason why we often put that word ‘legend’ in front of Wayne Shorter’s name.

Charles McPherson, “The Journey” from The Journey (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Charles McPherson, “The Journey” from The Journey (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

All hail the advance title track from Charles McPherson’s ‘The Journey,’ which doesn’t attempt any sleight of hand, doesn’t get cute.

S. Victor Aaron’s Top Unreviewed Records of 2014: Markus James, Deerhoof, Don Pullen

S. Victor Aaron’s Top Unreviewed Records of 2014: Markus James, Deerhoof, Don Pullen

Markus James, Deerhoof, Dave Liebman, Don Pullen and Arild Anderson are included in S. Victor Aaron’s Top Unreviewed Records of 2014.

Art Hirahara, “With Two Ice Cubes” from Libations & Meditations (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Art Hirahara, “With Two Ice Cubes” from Libations & Meditations (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Art Hirahara leads Linda Oh and John Davis through a quick, two-minute jaunt of piano bop bliss.

Allan Harris – Black Bar Jukebox (2015)

Allan Harris – Black Bar Jukebox (2015)

Allan Harris’ triumphal ‘Black Bar Jukebox’ refuses to acknowledge genre boundaries — or stick too closely to expectations.

Ramsey Lewis, “Here Comes Santa Claus” (1961): One Track Mind

Ramsey Lewis, “Here Comes Santa Claus” (1961): One Track Mind

Ramsey Lewis, it seems, can make anything listenable, even transcendent.