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Liberty Ellman – Radiate (2015)

Liberty Ellman takes time off from doing great things for other jazz musicians to do a pretty great thing under his own name.

Steve Lehman Octet – Mise En Abîme (2014)

‘Mise En Abîme’ would be a stunning achievement for just about anybody else; for Steve Lehman, it’s just his still-evolving musical personality racing out beyond jazz’s frontiers and daring anyone to try and catch up.

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2013  (Part 2 of 4, Modern & Mainstream Jazz): Chris Potter, Rudresh Mahanthappa

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2013 (Part 2 of 4, Modern & Mainstream Jazz): Chris Potter, Rudresh Mahanthappa

There’s been a ton of great modern and mainstream jazz albums released this year, coming from stalwarts and newcomers alike. It’s not just tradition being upheld with grace and passion, there were loads of creative spurts by newcomers and stalwarts alike

S. Victor Aaron’s Mid-Year Best of 2013  (Modern and Mainstream Jazz): Chris Potter, Rudresh Mahanthappa

S. Victor Aaron’s Mid-Year Best of 2013 (Modern and Mainstream Jazz): Chris Potter, Rudresh Mahanthappa

For this middle-of-2013 version list of best modern and mainstream jazz records, I expanded the meaning of “modern and mainstream jazz” a little bit this year

Jonathan Finlayson & Sicilian Defense – Moment and the Message (2013)

Amazon.com Widgets Very soon, Jonathan Finlayson will lose his distinction as jazz’s best trumpet player on the scene today without a record under his name.

Steve Coleman and Five Elements – Functional Arrhythmias (2013)

“Every beat on the album was original,” said Herbie Hancock about his game-changing funk-jazz album Head Hunters. It’s the one aspect about that record that has stood out to me over everything else, and made Harvey Mason a drum hero in my book

Mary Halvorson Quintet – Bending Bridges (2012)

“Bending Bridges,” reveals Mary Halvorson, “is a title I came up with in a semi-conscious state”, the same as how most of the titles in her songs come about.

Tomas Fujiwara and the Hook Up – The Air Is Different (2012)

The music of Tomas Fujiwara and his Hook Up band is some of the most deceptively clever jazz out there, which makes it very difficult to describe his music.

Tomas Fujiwara & The Hook Up – Actionspeak (2010)

Tomas Fujiwara & The Hook Up – Actionspeak (2010)

By Mark Saleski Many years ago, while stuck in traffic during the evening commute, I heard a radio segment on microtonal composer Easely Blackwood. I had read about things like microtones, 24-note equal tunings, and the like, but somehow none of the music had ever made it’s way into my ears. Some of the pieces played that evening were soRead More

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