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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.

Pete Robbins – Pyramid (2014)

As a bandleader and award-winning composer, saxophonist Pete Robbins never stands still, crafting each album using some different dimension.

Pete Robbins Transatlantic Quartet – Live In Basel (2012)

Both Pete Robbins’ band and music represents reaching across from one space to another. The aptly named Transatlantic Quartet consists of musicians on either side of the “pond,” starting with the Massachusetts saxophonist Robbins

Pete Robbins – siLENT Z Live (2010)

Pete Robbins – siLENT Z Live (2010)

by S. Victor Aaron Jazz that’s hard to categorize is usually the kind of jazz that’s also hard to describe adequately with words but also the kind of jazz I prefer. And if it swings and grooves, so much the better. Alto sax player Pete Robbins’ music has all those qualities and then some. We delighted in the unpredictable, nearlyRead More

The Best of 2008, Part 3: Rock Fusion & World Fusion Jazz

The Best of 2008, Part 3: Rock Fusion & World Fusion Jazz

photo: Rueters (R.I.P. Esbjörn) by Pico With the best releases of the more mainstream type of jazz examined, it’s time to take a look at jazz hybrids, or fusion. In years past,”fusion” usually meant just jazz-rock fusion. Increasingly, even jazz-rock music has become more fragmented, as we’ve seen an explosion of electro-acoustic jazz that adorns advanced modern jazz with anRead More

Pete Robbins – Do The Hate Laugh Shimmy (2008)

by S. Victor Aaron Let’s get this out of the way first: “Do The Hate Laugh Shimmy” is a title that the artist took from an e.e.cummings poem. Don’t ask me what it means (even the artist is not entirely sure), but it’s sounds stylin’ all the same. The stylin’ music contained in Do The Hate Laugh Shimmy is easierRead More

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