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Jeff Parker – The New Breed (2016)

Jeff Parker – The New Breed (2016)

Few are in a better position than Jeff Parker to bring jazz into the 21st century by combining it with 21st century music forms with all the finesse of jazz intact, and he does just that with ‘The New Breed.’

Makaya McCraven – In The Moment (2016, Deluxe Edition)

Makaya McCraven – In The Moment (2016, Deluxe Edition)

The jazz/hip-hop hybrid ‘In The Moment’ from drummer Makaya McCraven retains the energy and impulsiveness of the live performances within hypnotic looped and sampled grooves.

Peter Erskine – Dr. Um (2016)

Peter Erskine – Dr. Um (2016)

The drummer who is capable of taking on any role he wants behind his drum set makes his best music when he takes on the role of simply being himself.

Charles Rumback, “In The New Year” (2015): Something Else! exclusive stream

Charles Rumback, “In The New Year” (2015): Something Else! exclusive stream

Here is the premiere of Chicago drummer/composer Charles Rumback’s title track from his upcoming quintet release ‘In The new Year’.

Gaps and Spaces [Greg Ward + Caleb Willitz] – Synoptic Optiks (2015)

Gaps and Spaces [Greg Ward + Caleb Willitz] – Synoptic Optiks (2015)

Here is a review of the Greg Ward/Caleb Willitz experimental Gaps & Space project ‘Synoptic Optiks.’ Once again, Greg Ward finds another way to defy not only expectations but discourage the very notion of setting expectations on him in the first place.

Wil Blades – Field Notes (2014)

Every song finds a different way to soothe, groove and satisfy the soul. Blades and his badassed organ trio never seem to run out of ideas.

Brian Blade Fellowship – Landmarks (2014)

Brian Blade Fellowship – Landmarks (2014)

As one of the most in-demand drummers in the world — jazz and otherwise — it can be a little understandable if Brian Blade hadn’t come forth with an album since 2009’s sublime singer-songwriter excursion Mama Rosa.

Best of March 2012: Reader picks include Adrian Belew, Brad Mehldau, Adele (again)

Adrian Belew’s reflections on touring again with a pair of King Crimson bandmates led to some interesting comments on the future of that long-standing Robert Fripp-led amalgam

Jeff Parker Trio – Bright Light In Winter (2012)

As someone who is a member of the post-rock band Tortoise, the advanced modern jazz of Nicole Mitchell’s combo, a founding member of the Chicago Underground, the Scott Amendola Trio and until his death a couple of years ago, Fred Anderson’s band, I imagined the latest release by Jeff Parker as being this overtly aggressive, edgy blast of wicked noise.

Nicole Mitchell – Awakening (2011)

Everybody digs Nicole Mitchell. They love her in sweet hometown Chicago and all the critics in New York love her, too. Heck, even we discerning types at SER have taken a shining to her. She’s the consensus top flautist in the jazz world, she’s got a new record out, Awakening, and there’s no way I’m going to ignore it. OnRead More

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