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Kevin Eubanks – East West Time Line (2017)

Kevin Eubanks – East West Time Line (2017)

feature photo: Anna Webber, courtesy of Mack Avenue Records You could call this a ‘Tale of Two Cities,’ but also a ‘Tale of Two Bands’ and a ‘Tale of Originals Vs. Covers.’ Jazz guitar extraordinaire Kevin Eubanks decided to present the dualities in his

Steve Wilson, “Spheresophically” (2015): Exclusive Something Else! stream

Steve Wilson, “Spheresophically” (2015): Exclusive Something Else! stream

Steve Wilson puts himself on an unusual situation here, and not just because this is his first new album release in 12 years.

Ben Wolfe – The Whisperer (2015)

Ben Wolfe’s Posi-Tone debut ‘The Whisperer’ is supple, solid mainstream jazz full of quality Wolfe originals and strong support from his backing band.

Wayne Escoffery Quintet – Live At Firehouse 12 (2014)

Wayne Escoffery returns to his hometown New Haven, Connecticut to tape a live performance with his latest quintet and the feels right at home during the gig, captured on his upcoming album Live At Firehouse 12.

Tim Green – Songs From This Season (2013)

The Music of Tim Green from Boat Safety Films on Vimeo. We’ve chatted up the winner of the 2008 Thelonious Monk saxophone competition a lot, and Jon Irabagon has managed to insert himself into a lot of vital jazz albums since his big win. You know, the guy who came in second isn’t so shabby, either.

S. Victor Aaron’s Top Albums for 2012, Part 2 of 4: Mainstream and Modern Jazz

<<< Part One, Non-Jazz ||| Part 3, Whack Jazz >>> In the jazz world, I’ve found that the long-established artists, especially the ones who play in the well-established styles, get the bulk of the press and buzz.

Human Spirit – Dialogue: Live at the Earshot Jazz Festival (2012)

Human Spirit, a newly named Seattle-based jazz group with a lengthy history, offers an old-fashioned guest star-packed blowing session on Dialogue, recorded live at Tula’s Jazz Club

S. Victor Aaron’s Half-Year List of Top Albums for 2012, Part 2 of 4: Modern/ Mainstream Jazz

Here we are only halfway done with 2012 and it’s already been a bangin’ year for modern and mainstream jazz, whether you prefer a celebration of the tradition or an expansion of the frontiers.

Orrin Evans – Flip The Script (2012)

With a new album release imminent, the productive, peaking pianist Orrin Evans again demands our attention with another bread-and-butter trio event, named Flip The Script.

Nick DeRiso’s Top Albums for 2011: Mainstream and Modern Jazz

We saw our share of standout instrumentalists, from Julian Lage to Rudresh Mahanthappa to Pat Martino. But, as this lists attests, 2011 might rightly be called the Year of the Big Band.