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Desertion Trio, with Jamie Saft – Midtown Tilt (2018)

Desertion Trio, with Jamie Saft – Midtown Tilt (2018)

None of the great talent assembled here gets stretched near their limits for this Desertion Trio excursion, but this diversion is for an altogether different mood.

Mostly Other People Do The Killing – Paint (2017)

Mostly Other People Do The Killing – Paint (2017)

After the septet outing ‘Loafer’s Hollow’, Moppa Elliot makes “less is more” the mantra for the trio feature ‘Paint’. Which only goes to show that size really doesn’t matter with Mostly Other People Do The Killing; only gumption does.

Mostly Other People Do The Killing – Loafer’s Hollow (2017)

Mostly Other People Do The Killing – Loafer’s Hollow (2017)

Blurring the lines between art and wit for fourteen years running, Mostly Other People Do The Killing are still making absurdity in jazz fun.

Form and Mess – Form and Mess (2014)

Form And Mess thrives on the extreme limits of rock and jazz.

Haitian Rail – Solarists (2014)

‘Solarists’ immediately establishes Haitian Rail as a fearsome battery of inscrutable, noise with terrific give-and-take. And trombonist Dan Blacksberg’s presence assures that they hold up the jazz part of the experimental metal-jazz equation, losing none of their ferocity along the way.

Unboxing Music: People featuring Mary Halvorson – 3xaWoman (2014)

Unboxing Music: People featuring Mary Halvorson – 3xaWoman (2014)

There wasn’t a moment’s hesitation after reading the name “Halvorson” in the promo email. Mary Halvorson is one of the jazz world’s most consistently interesting guitar players. So what’s this trio record all about?

People featuring Mary Halvorson, “Piles For Miles” (2014): Something Else! sneak peek

Mary Halvorson the garage band indie rocker? Sure, why the hell not?

Sweet Banditry – Farvefisen blomstrer [dedicated to Jens Jørgen Thorsen] (2014)

There are probably scores of thrash jazz combos out there and when I’m of the right mind and the wife is not around, I can enjoy listening to every single one of them. Sweet Banditry is one of the latest such units to come around

Mostly Other People Do The Killing – Red Hot (2013)

When I got finished listening to Mostly Other People Do The Killing’s new album Red Hot, I thought, “man, this is the best album they’ve ever made.”

Mostly Other People Do The Killing – Slippery Rock (2013)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuxpYZDQLnk&w=420&h=315] I like Mostly Other People Do The Killing (heretofore referred to as MOPDTK) because they’re merry musical marksmen, top drawer jazz musicians who shoot down every style they suggest. But I don’t know how many other people can dig this.

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