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Karl 2000 – Karl 2000 (2012)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqHhNayMJ5g&w=420&h=315] When you have three American musicians — two from Greenville, SC — interpreting Russian folk music, you might expect it to get a little wild and full of pastiche.

One Track Mind: Dan Phillips BKK Trio with Jakob Dinesen, “Beatrice” (2012)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMavppzyby0&w=420&h=315] As an American living in Bangkok, Dan Phillips is doing his level best to plant the seeds of jazz in Southeast Asia. On the faculty of the music department at Silpakorn University, Phillips is a mentor to many aspiring Thai jazz musicians

Philipp Gropper’s Philm – Licht (2012)

Many are the jazz adventurers who have run aground on the rocky shoals of the Thelonious Monk sound. They either come off as gimmicky impersonators, the portrait of studied eccentricity, or as well-meaning but genuinely confused – unsure of what to do with all of that dissonance.

Leon Foster Thomas – Brand New Mischief (2012)

The story of Leon Foster Thomas (not to be confused with the late jazz vocalist Leon Thomas) starts on the Caribbean island of Trinidad and continues in Miami.

Stephen Richard – Bread ‘N Water, Vol. 2 and An Evening of Happenstance, Live In New Orleans (2012)

Stephen Richard – Bread ‘N Water, Vol. 2 and An Evening of Happenstance, Live In New Orleans (2012)

Houston has been a major center for urban jazz ever since native Houstonians the Jazz Crusaders started going electric in the late ’60s.

Sean Wayland – Click Track Jazz: Slave to The Machine, Vols. 1 & 2 (2012)

Sean Wayland – Click Track Jazz: Slave to The Machine, Vols. 1 & 2 (2012)

When Sean Wayland gets inspiration, he holds nothing back.

Tim Bedner – Of Light And Shadow (2012)

Tim Bedner – Of Light And Shadow (2012)

Some guys play the guitar extremely well and some guys who play the guitar just have great feel. Ottawa, Ontario-based plectrist Tim Bedner is in a special class of guitarists who excel at both.

Ross Hammond  – Revival Trio (2012)

Ross Hammond – Revival Trio (2012)

Earlier this year, “Sacramento’s secret weapon” (quoting myself) made a wonderful out-jazz quintet record featuring saxophonist Vinny Golia.

Marc Riordan Quartet – Binoculars (2012)

Marc Riordan Quartet – Binoculars (2012)

It’s a recurring theme we like to discuss here, about great jazz drummers who’ve composed music and led bands from the drum stool.

Iris Ornig – No Restrictions (2012)

About three years ago I went out on a limb and called my shots on up-and-coming female jazz performers — players, not singers — who are destined for bigger and better things in this formally male-dominated province.

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