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S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2014  (Part 2 of 4, Modern + Mainstream Jazz): Keith Jarrett, Brian Blade, Matthew Shipp

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2014 (Part 2 of 4, Modern + Mainstream Jazz): Keith Jarrett, Brian Blade, Matthew Shipp

S. Victor Aaron picks the best of 2014’s modern and mainstream jazz albums, including Keith Jarrett, Brian Blade, Fred Hersch and others.

Keith Jarrett + Charlie Haden and Paul Motian – Hamburg ’72 (2014)

Keith Jarrett + Charlie Haden and Paul Motian – Hamburg ’72 (2014)

Keith Jarrett’s ‘Hamburg ’72,’ with Charlie Haden and Paul Motian, bears witness to a talent in the process of exploding in many directions.

Steely Dan’s Gaucho: An album doomed from the start?

Steely Dan’s Gaucho: An album doomed from the start?

Steely Dan’s ‘Gaucho’ was issued 34 years ago today. Getting it to the point of release was no easy task.

Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden – Last Dance (2014)

Though Haden is battling polio, he meets an old friend at their peak capacity.

Mark Saleski’s Best of 2013 (Jazz): Bill Frisell, Mary Halvorson, Mort Weiss, John Zorn, Pat Metheny

Mark Saleski’s Best of 2013 (Jazz): Bill Frisell, Mary Halvorson, Mort Weiss, John Zorn, Pat Metheny

People like to make that joke about jazz not being dead — no, it just smells funny; har, har … oh, so clever — or they cling to the belief that nothing new has happened

The Friday Morning Listen: Keith Jarrett – No End (2013)

The Friday Morning Listen: Keith Jarrett – No End (2013)

Discovering that Keith Jarrett could play the guitar was a little like finding out that Bob Dylan could speak coherently. Wait, what?

Keith Jarrett – No End (2013)

Keith Jarrett – No End (2013)

Coming from a very prominent jazz and classical pianist who famously disparaged modern, plugged-in instruments at the height of the fusion era, this is quite a revelation.

Mark Saleski’s Mid-Year Best Of 2013: Pat Metheny, Richard Thompson, E. Normus Trio, The Flaming Lips

Mark Saleski’s Mid-Year Best Of 2013: Pat Metheny, Richard Thompson, E. Normus Trio, The Flaming Lips

It’s hot, it’s humid, it’s…almost July? Well, mid-year has once again snuck up on me. Time to recap the (fantastic) musical half-year that has apparently flown by.

Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette – Somewhere (2013)

Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette – Somewhere (2013)

The combined talents of Jarrett, Peacock, and DeJohnette extend far beyond technical facility. They’ve played together for so long now that to look for their line between improvisation and straight play is to miss the point.

Something Else! sneak peek: Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette, “Deep Space/Solar” (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette, “Deep Space/Solar” (2013)

For most musicians and singers alike, mining those great American standards can only get you so far before it begins to sound tired and rote. For thirty years running, the greatest living jazz trio is still mining that gold vein while keeping it fresh and vital.

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