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An Appreciation: Joe Sample and the Crusaders, “It Happens Everyday” (1977)

An Appreciation: Joe Sample and the Crusaders, “It Happens Everyday” (1977)

Remembering a drop-dead gorgeous tone poem that was so emblematic.

Anna Webber, with John Hollenbeck and Matt Mitchell – Simple (2014)

Anna Webber, with John Hollenbeck and Matt Mitchell – Simple (2014)

Webber laid bare her compositions, leaving it in a few, capable hands and in doing so, made them flourish.

Wadada Leo Smith – The Great Lakes Suite (2014)

Wadada Leo Smith – The Great Lakes Suite (2014)

A summit meeting of progressive jazz titans, themed around the Great Lakes.

Something Else! sneak peek: Freddy Cole, “My Mother Told Me” from Singing the Blues (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Freddy Cole, “My Mother Told Me” from Singing the Blues (2014)

He’s adding intriguing new layers to the age-old idea of blues singing.

One Track Mind: Andy Bey, “Lover Come Back to Me” (2014)

One Track Mind: Andy Bey, “Lover Come Back to Me” (2014)

Take everything else away, and Andy Bey’s vocal gift is revealed anew.

Something Else! sneak peek: Mark Elf, “A Little Diddy” from Returns 2014 (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Mark Elf, “A Little Diddy” from Returns 2014 (2014)

After eight long years away, Mark Elf isn’t creeping back into things.

Eliana Cuevas – Espejo (2014)

Eliana Cuevas – Espejo (2014)

Her range is inspiring, her tone is deep, her fire is irrefutable.

Matthew Shipp – I’ve Been To Many Places (2014)

Matthew Shipp – I’ve Been To Many Places (2014)

Not content to draw inspiration only from his influences, Shipp finds the insight for his music from himself, an earlier version of himself as interpreted by today’s version.

Jim Hagen – Jim Hagen (2014)

Jim Hagen – Jim Hagen (2014)

Hagen constructs a gentle jazz funk, but it’s far from easy listening.

Myriad3 – The Where (2014)

Myriad3 – The Where (2014)

‘The Where’ is a solid step up from a level that was already high. No one should think jazz is stuck on neutral after listening to this trio, and one senses that they are just getting started.