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Pat Metheny – 80/81 (1980): Track by track through a classic

Pat Metheny – 80/81 (1980): Track by track through a classic

Released 35 years ago, ’80/81′ comfortably visits “out” material and more straight ahead jazz, with a healthy introduction to Pat Metheny’s idea of “folk jazz.”

Caroline Davis Quartet – Doors: Chicago Storylines (2015)

Caroline Davis Quartet – Doors: Chicago Storylines (2015)

“The yearning to do more is completely validated by what came before.” Caroline Davis helps to make sure we know what came before.

Transitional ‘Sorcerer’ changed Miles Davis, and his music, forever

Transitional ‘Sorcerer’ changed Miles Davis, and his music, forever

Released in December 1967, ‘Sorcerer’ is the clearest sign yet that Miles Davis was letting go of the wheel.

Jeremy Carlstedt – Stars Are Far (2015)

Jeremy Carlstedt – Stars Are Far (2015)

The highly intuitive and forceful nature of the drummer Jeremy Carlstedt shines through to lend cohesion and makes ‘Stars Are Far’ a gripping excursion that tests the limits of rock-jazz.

Mats Gustafsson, on the state of jazz: Something Else! Interview

Mats Gustafsson, on the state of jazz: Something Else! Interview

Mats Gustafsson joins Sammy Stein in a brutally honest discussion on the industry, travel these days and the resistance required to make good jazz.

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.

Ivo Perelman, Mat Maneri + Tanya Kalmanovitch – Villa Lobos Suite (2015)

Ivo Perelman, Mat Maneri + Tanya Kalmanovitch – Villa Lobos Suite (2015)

Ivo Perelman came up with a very logical way to follow up the successful pairing with violist Mat Maneri titled ‘Two Men Walking’…by adding one talented woman violist to the two men for this latest walk.

Adam Larson, jazz saxophonist and composer: Something Else! Interview

Adam Larson, jazz saxophonist and composer: Something Else! Interview

Adam Larson joins Preston Frazier for a rangy Something Else! Sitdown with details on his new LP, early influences and favorite music.

Whirlpool With Ron Miles – Dancing On The Inside (2015)

Whirlpool With Ron Miles – Dancing On The Inside (2015)

‘Dancing On The Inside’ is soothing jazz even as it takes on the discreet challenges that Whirlpool along with Ron Miles had set up for themselves.

Ivo Perelman and Matthew Shipp – Complementary  Colors (2015)

Ivo Perelman and Matthew Shipp – Complementary Colors (2015)

The musical communion between Ivo Perelman and Matthew Shipp continues to progress into something more and more magical. You have to hear it to believe it.